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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Luminance affects quality and consistency of financial decision-making

Luminance affects quality and consistency of financial decision-making

Hunger-controlling brain cells offer potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity

Hunger-controlling brain cells offer potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity

Third-person self-talk helps control emotion, says study

Third-person self-talk helps control emotion, says study

Synthetic molecule can disrupt hunger-signaling pathway, research suggests

Synthetic molecule can disrupt hunger-signaling pathway, research suggests

Stem cells in the brain found to influence aging in mice

Stem cells in the brain found to influence aging in mice

Stem cells in the brain found to regulate aging

Stem cells in the brain found to regulate aging

Exercise may not be equally effective in males and females, research shows

Exercise may not be equally effective in males and females, research shows

Loss of smell linked to weight loss in mice despite same food intake, study reveals

Loss of smell linked to weight loss in mice despite same food intake, study reveals

Sense of smell may play key role in how the body deals with calories

Sense of smell may play key role in how the body deals with calories

UA researcher’s findings on estrogen may lead to promising treatment for hot flashes

UA researcher’s findings on estrogen may lead to promising treatment for hot flashes

Research provides insights into how light may interact with the brain to affect sleep

Research provides insights into how light may interact with the brain to affect sleep

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice

Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice

Long-distance brain connections can target, stimulate discrete pools of stem cells

Long-distance brain connections can target, stimulate discrete pools of stem cells

Scientists show how brain circuits govern hunger and cravings

Scientists show how brain circuits govern hunger and cravings

Research reveals link between POMC neurons and release of insulin by the pancreas

Research reveals link between POMC neurons and release of insulin by the pancreas

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

Cluster headaches: searching for effective therapies

Cluster headaches: searching for effective therapies

Mice study may help explain why dieting can be inefficient way to lose weight

Mice study may help explain why dieting can be inefficient way to lose weight

UAB professor receives $1.5 million grant to explore links between circadian fluctuations and glaucoma

UAB professor receives $1.5 million grant to explore links between circadian fluctuations and glaucoma