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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Father’s genes can affect quality of maternal care received by a newborn

Father’s genes can affect quality of maternal care received by a newborn

Brain's response to taste stimuli could play role in driving anorexia nervosa

Brain's response to taste stimuli could play role in driving anorexia nervosa

Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness

Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness

Animal studies reveal brain changes responsible for appetite effects of cannabis

Animal studies reveal brain changes responsible for appetite effects of cannabis

Scientists identify potential target for the treatment of binge eating

Scientists identify potential target for the treatment of binge eating

Researchers identify new region in mouse brain that affects appetite and body weight

Researchers identify new region in mouse brain that affects appetite and body weight

Researchers work to identify areas of the brain that help us wake up

Researchers work to identify areas of the brain that help us wake up

Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity

Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity

Hunger peptides sent through the brain's fluid cause appetite, shows study

Hunger peptides sent through the brain's fluid cause appetite, shows study

Study identifies neurons involved in control of aggression

Study identifies neurons involved in control of aggression

Specific neurons may cause male aggressiveness

Specific neurons may cause male aggressiveness

Researchers identify neurons that play key role in aggressive behavior

Researchers identify neurons that play key role in aggressive behavior

$2.3 million NIH grant to support new project on oxytocin neurons and social behavior

$2.3 million NIH grant to support new project on oxytocin neurons and social behavior

Study defines molecular basis to explain connection between mother’s nutrition and infant growth

Study defines molecular basis to explain connection between mother’s nutrition and infant growth

Early-life obesity linked to children's lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores

Early-life obesity linked to children's lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores

Disruption of the body's circadian rhythm linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Disruption of the body's circadian rhythm linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Surprising discovery offers new model for studying role of gap junctions in the brain

Surprising discovery offers new model for studying role of gap junctions in the brain

Research team uncovers link between circadian clock and aggression center in the brain

Research team uncovers link between circadian clock and aggression center in the brain

Study explains why intense exercise curbs appetite

Study explains why intense exercise curbs appetite