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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Study shows how leptin regulates the presence of neurons in fat

Study shows how leptin regulates the presence of neurons in fat

Research identifies specific brain cells that trigger sugar consumption and cravings

Research identifies specific brain cells that trigger sugar consumption and cravings

UNM study sheds new light on transition of fear to anxiety

UNM study sheds new light on transition of fear to anxiety

Mice study shows how oxytocin can amplify aggression as well as friendliness

Mice study shows how oxytocin can amplify aggression as well as friendliness

Oxytocin study may help treat a variety of psychiatric conditions

Oxytocin study may help treat a variety of psychiatric conditions

Neural circuits that control hibernation-like behaviors discovered in mice

Neural circuits that control hibernation-like behaviors discovered in mice

Researchers investigate the effects of isolation in zebrafish

Researchers investigate the effects of isolation in zebrafish

Researchers use single-cell-resolution technologies to map brain genes in humans

Researchers use single-cell-resolution technologies to map brain genes in humans

Study may help deal with stress-induced fear and anxiety

Study may help deal with stress-induced fear and anxiety

Researchers find a 'skinny' gene

Researchers find a 'skinny' gene

Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults

Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults

Research shows how traumatic stress can cause aggression

Research shows how traumatic stress can cause aggression

Researchers discover neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress

Researchers discover neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Brain insulin sensitivity linked to body weight and fat distribution

Brain insulin sensitivity linked to body weight and fat distribution

Specialized nerve cells promote the consumption of high-fat food

Specialized nerve cells promote the consumption of high-fat food

Reprimo gene may play a role in menopause-related weight gain

Reprimo gene may play a role in menopause-related weight gain

MRI sensor reveals how dopamine drives brain activity

MRI sensor reveals how dopamine drives brain activity

Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss

Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss

Scientists discover a brain region necessary for shaping socially motivated behavior

Scientists discover a brain region necessary for shaping socially motivated behavior