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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice

Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice

Long-distance brain connections can target, stimulate discrete pools of stem cells

Long-distance brain connections can target, stimulate discrete pools of stem cells

Scientists show how brain circuits govern hunger and cravings

Scientists show how brain circuits govern hunger and cravings

Research reveals link between POMC neurons and release of insulin by the pancreas

Research reveals link between POMC neurons and release of insulin by the pancreas

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

Cluster headaches: searching for effective therapies

Cluster headaches: searching for effective therapies

Mice study may help explain why dieting can be inefficient way to lose weight

Mice study may help explain why dieting can be inefficient way to lose weight

UAB professor receives $1.5 million grant to explore links between circadian fluctuations and glaucoma

UAB professor receives $1.5 million grant to explore links between circadian fluctuations and glaucoma

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Study finds link between circadian variations in body temperature and arousal in brain-injured patients

Study finds link between circadian variations in body temperature and arousal in brain-injured patients

New study shows big differences in tissue gene expression between male and female pigeons

New study shows big differences in tissue gene expression between male and female pigeons

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Fat cells take over production of uridine from liver during fasting

Fat cells take over production of uridine from liver during fasting

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

Researchers identify ion channel required for proper regulation of basal metabolism and body weight

Researchers identify ion channel required for proper regulation of basal metabolism and body weight

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation