Gut-brain Connection to Silence the Hunger 'Alarm System' (image) University of Pennsylvania Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers at Penn identified a connection between the gut and brain that acts to reduce an animal's drive to eat. Targeting the neurons involved in this "hunger alarm system" could provide a strategy to treat obesity. Credit University of Pennsylvania Usage Restrictions In context of reporting Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.