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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
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

Study: Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons in hypothalamus increase REM sleep

Study: Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons in hypothalamus increase REM sleep

The basal forebrain may hold clues to food avoidance behavior

The basal forebrain may hold clues to food avoidance behavior

Scientists delay aging using protein found in young mice

Scientists delay aging using protein found in young mice

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

New studies from UCI shine light on circadian clocks

New studies from UCI shine light on circadian clocks

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Researchers identify rare SRC-1 gene variants related to human obesity

Researchers identify rare SRC-1 gene variants related to human obesity

Eat intuitively, not restrictively

Eat intuitively, not restrictively