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

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Leptin's fat-burning role in humans

Leptin's fat-burning role in humans

Fat hormone leptin affects a specific type of target neurons in the brain

Fat hormone leptin affects a specific type of target neurons in the brain

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Once-daily treatment with Alvesco (ciclesonide) in asthma patients has no effect on normal adrenal function

Once-daily treatment with Alvesco (ciclesonide) in asthma patients has no effect on normal adrenal function