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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Stress may induce neurotransmitter switching that contributes to chemical imbalances in the brain

Stress may induce neurotransmitter switching that contributes to chemical imbalances in the brain

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

Study proposes new mechanism that may contribute to gender differences in weight control

Study proposes new mechanism that may contribute to gender differences in weight control

Study reveals unexpected mechanism that induces thirst after alcohol or sugar exposure

Study reveals unexpected mechanism that induces thirst after alcohol or sugar exposure

Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patients

Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patients

Tadpole metamorphosis found to be controlled by fat-sensing hormone

Tadpole metamorphosis found to be controlled by fat-sensing hormone

Maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in offspring, study suggests

Maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in offspring, study suggests

New study identifies the body's 'glucostat'

New study identifies the body's 'glucostat'

Brain's quality control process holds clues to obesity's roots

Brain's quality control process holds clues to obesity's roots

Chemist finds how to control blood sugar without usual side effects

Chemist finds how to control blood sugar without usual side effects

Dim light may affect your ability to learn and remember, suggests new study

Dim light may affect your ability to learn and remember, suggests new study

Neuroscientists identify 'anxiety cells' in the brain's hippocampus

Neuroscientists identify 'anxiety cells' in the brain's hippocampus

Curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits, study suggests

Curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits, study suggests

Researchers discover mutations in a gene related to obesity

Researchers discover mutations in a gene related to obesity

Findings provide better understanding of thyroid hormones' role in mammalian seasonal changes

Findings provide better understanding of thyroid hormones' role in mammalian seasonal changes

Study reveals link between estrogen and infertility

Study reveals link between estrogen and infertility

New findings on brain estrogen may reveal cause of undiagnosed infertility problems

New findings on brain estrogen may reveal cause of undiagnosed infertility problems

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