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Scientists know how to make mice angry—but mice know how to keep their cool

The first rule of mouse fight club.
Mouse

He's ready for a fight.

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Male territoriality is a pretty well-defined scientific concept. Some animals mark their domain with rocks or urine, others attack intruders (and we've all seen guys who pick fights at the bar).

Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have taken a closer look at the roots of this rage in the mouse brain, and in a published today in , they pinpoint the brain cells

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