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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Pioneering brain chip to fight opioid addiction: first US clinical test

Pioneering brain chip to fight opioid addiction: first US clinical test

New approach to treating high blood pressure

New approach to treating high blood pressure

Rare sex-specific brain cells found in male and female mice

Rare sex-specific brain cells found in male and female mice

Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences

Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences

Rapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debate

Rapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debate

Penn researchers propose ethical framework that defines brain organoid transplantation

Penn researchers propose ethical framework that defines brain organoid transplantation

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Brain activity intensity appears to increase our need for sleep

Brain activity intensity appears to increase our need for sleep

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

High-fat diets contribute to irregularities in hypothalamus region of the brain

High-fat diets contribute to irregularities in hypothalamus region of the brain

Stress inhibits eating behavior

Stress inhibits eating behavior

Researchers discover how stress can decrease the desire to eat

Researchers discover how stress can decrease the desire to eat

Maternal behavior in mice linked to oxytocin-sensitive cells in the female brain

Maternal behavior in mice linked to oxytocin-sensitive cells in the female brain

A bath 90 minutes before bedtime best for a good night’s sleep, experts say

A bath 90 minutes before bedtime best for a good night’s sleep, experts say

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity

Researchers propose new avenue in the search for anti-obesity drugs

Researchers propose new avenue in the search for anti-obesity drugs

How an orchestra of neurons control hunger pangs

How an orchestra of neurons control hunger pangs

Study uncovers new hunger pathway in the brain

Study uncovers new hunger pathway in the brain

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene