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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Birth mode may have acute effects on neurodevelopment, study suggests

Birth mode may have acute effects on neurodevelopment, study suggests

Scientists discover molecular link between body weight and early-onset puberty

Scientists discover molecular link between body weight and early-onset puberty

Researchers identify neurons essential for normal sleep

Researchers identify neurons essential for normal sleep

Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop

Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Sea squirt model reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation

Sea squirt model reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Researchers identify a new cause of chronic stress in the brain

Researchers identify a new cause of chronic stress in the brain

Particular immune cell seems to play key role in determining male or female characteristics

Particular immune cell seems to play key role in determining male or female characteristics

New study gives insight into metabolic interactions that occur throughout the body

New study gives insight into metabolic interactions that occur throughout the body

Researchers identify communication networks among organs and tissues that regulate metabolism

Researchers identify communication networks among organs and tissues that regulate metabolism

Study reveals mechanisms underlying inflammatory response in the brain associated with fever

Study reveals mechanisms underlying inflammatory response in the brain associated with fever

New study describes effect of radiation exposure on hormone deficiency in children

New study describes effect of radiation exposure on hormone deficiency in children

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Father’s genes can affect quality of maternal care received by a newborn

Father’s genes can affect quality of maternal care received by a newborn

Brain's response to taste stimuli could play role in driving anorexia nervosa

Brain's response to taste stimuli could play role in driving anorexia nervosa

Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness

Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness

Animal studies reveal brain changes responsible for appetite effects of cannabis

Animal studies reveal brain changes responsible for appetite effects of cannabis

Scientists identify potential target for the treatment of binge eating

Scientists identify potential target for the treatment of binge eating

Researchers identify new region in mouse brain that affects appetite and body weight

Researchers identify new region in mouse brain that affects appetite and body weight