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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Fat cells take over production of uridine from liver during fasting

Fat cells take over production of uridine from liver during fasting

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

Researchers identify ion channel required for proper regulation of basal metabolism and body weight

Researchers identify ion channel required for proper regulation of basal metabolism and body weight

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation

Timing of chemotherapy can have big effect on inflammation, study shows

Timing of chemotherapy can have big effect on inflammation, study shows

CSHL scientists create first model of genetically induced obesity in fruit flies

CSHL scientists create first model of genetically induced obesity in fruit flies

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

EMBL scientists trace neural connections that control instinctive behaviours

EMBL scientists trace neural connections that control instinctive behaviours

Georgia Tech researchers find new way to improve treatment for inflammatory diseases

Georgia Tech researchers find new way to improve treatment for inflammatory diseases

How does the brain control appetite?

How does the brain control appetite?

Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

BIDMC researchers discover neural circuitry that plays role in promoting satiety

BIDMC researchers discover neural circuitry that plays role in promoting satiety

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring