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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Secrets of how the brain is wired for sex revealed

Secrets of how the brain is wired for sex revealed

Swedish study suggests gay men's brains differ from heterosexual men's

Swedish study suggests gay men's brains differ from heterosexual men's

Brain system that controls the sleep/wake cycle might also play a role in regulating appetite and metabolism

Brain system that controls the sleep/wake cycle might also play a role in regulating appetite and metabolism

Propensity for obesity, diabetes may occur in utero

Propensity for obesity, diabetes may occur in utero

Link between insomnia and obesity

Link between insomnia and obesity

New twist on the role that estrogens play in the development of behavioral differences between men and women

New twist on the role that estrogens play in the development of behavioral differences between men and women

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide needed by the brain's biological clock to coordinate daily rhythms

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide needed by the brain's biological clock to coordinate daily rhythms

Insulin levels linked to Alzheimer's disease

Insulin levels linked to Alzheimer's disease

Growing evidence base supports focus on mind-body connection in heart disease

Growing evidence base supports focus on mind-body connection in heart disease

What causes puberty to begin?

What causes puberty to begin?

The regulation of physical activity in young children

The regulation of physical activity in young children

Novel anti-obesity compound shows promise for treatment of obesity

Novel anti-obesity compound shows promise for treatment of obesity

Low testosterone production appears to be a common complication of type 2 diabetes in men

Low testosterone production appears to be a common complication of type 2 diabetes in men

Shp2 protein plays a critical role in obesity

Shp2 protein plays a critical role in obesity

Discovery of internal molecular clock that governs the metabolism of sugars and fats within the body

Discovery of internal molecular clock that governs the metabolism of sugars and fats within the body

Pfizer licenses drug from University of Rochester for treatment of hot flashes

Pfizer licenses drug from University of Rochester for treatment of hot flashes

Key gene that impacts the timing of puberty

Key gene that impacts the timing of puberty

Brain protein called MC4R that plays a role in the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way

Brain protein called MC4R that plays a role in the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way

Stress hormones lower threshold for aggression and aggression raises stress hormones

Stress hormones lower threshold for aggression and aggression raises stress hormones

Histamine is key to narcolepsy

Histamine is key to narcolepsy