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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brain

Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brain

Tiny microscopes give researchers a peek into neural circuitry of social behavior

Tiny microscopes give researchers a peek into neural circuitry of social behavior

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain

New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight

New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight

Mother's diet during pregnancy could affect brain reward circuitry of children

Mother's diet during pregnancy could affect brain reward circuitry of children

Heparin promotes food intake and body weight gain in animal models

Heparin promotes food intake and body weight gain in animal models

Manipulation of single gene defines new pathway to mood disorders

Manipulation of single gene defines new pathway to mood disorders

Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain

Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain

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