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

Timing of chemotherapy can have big effect on inflammation, study shows

Timing of chemotherapy can have big effect on inflammation, study shows

CSHL scientists create first model of genetically induced obesity in fruit flies

CSHL scientists create first model of genetically induced obesity in fruit flies

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

EMBL scientists trace neural connections that control instinctive behaviours

EMBL scientists trace neural connections that control instinctive behaviours

Georgia Tech researchers find new way to improve treatment for inflammatory diseases

Georgia Tech researchers find new way to improve treatment for inflammatory diseases

How does the brain control appetite?

How does the brain control appetite?

Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

BIDMC researchers discover neural circuitry that plays role in promoting satiety

BIDMC researchers discover neural circuitry that plays role in promoting satiety

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Research shows corticotrophs in the brain can influence avoidance behavior after onset of stress

Research shows corticotrophs in the brain can influence avoidance behavior after onset of stress

Scientists uncover neurological reason why people with eating disorders can override desire for food

Scientists uncover neurological reason why people with eating disorders can override desire for food

Content of ‘love hormone’ in blood plasma 100 times higher than previously thought

Content of ‘love hormone’ in blood plasma 100 times higher than previously thought

People with reduced oxytocin levels perform worse on empathy tasks, new research shows

People with reduced oxytocin levels perform worse on empathy tasks, new research shows

Study provides new insights into how the social brain works differently in males and females

Study provides new insights into how the social brain works differently in males and females

Researchers discover enzyme in the brain that acts like switch to turn off obesity

Researchers discover enzyme in the brain that acts like switch to turn off obesity