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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Maternal and paternal behaviors in voles promoted by the exact same neural pathways

Maternal and paternal behaviors in voles promoted by the exact same neural pathways

Study highlights the importance of sensory connections in fear learning

Study highlights the importance of sensory connections in fear learning

Oxytocin-vasopressin circuit has distinct dynamics throughout embryonic development

Oxytocin-vasopressin circuit has distinct dynamics throughout embryonic development

Emotional support animals can provide quantifiable benefits to people with serious mental illness

Emotional support animals can provide quantifiable benefits to people with serious mental illness

Genetic mutation associated with autism can impair oxytocin-mediated social behavior

Genetic mutation associated with autism can impair oxytocin-mediated social behavior

Researchers apply 'kitchen sink approach' to produce 16 high-quality reference genomes

Researchers apply 'kitchen sink approach' to produce 16 high-quality reference genomes

Researchers try to simplify gene nomenclature across various organisms

Researchers try to simplify gene nomenclature across various organisms

Researchers propose a new universal nomenclature for vasotocin and oxytocin genes

Researchers propose a new universal nomenclature for vasotocin and oxytocin genes

Discontinuation of oxytocin stimulation may lead to a small increase in cesarean section

Discontinuation of oxytocin stimulation may lead to a small increase in cesarean section

Researchers awarded $2.7 million grant to investigate sex differences in social reward

Researchers awarded $2.7 million grant to investigate sex differences in social reward

Early exposure to smell can affect perception and social behavior later in life

Early exposure to smell can affect perception and social behavior later in life

Previously approved drugs starting points for COVID-19 therapeutics

Previously approved drugs starting points for COVID-19 therapeutics

Unbalanced progesterone may cause preterm or prolonged labor in some pregnant women

Unbalanced progesterone may cause preterm or prolonged labor in some pregnant women

Study: All monogamous mammals are not 'wired for love' in the same way

Study: All monogamous mammals are not 'wired for love' in the same way

New strategy to optimize the efficacy of neuropeptides for therapeutic applications

New strategy to optimize the efficacy of neuropeptides for therapeutic applications

Study elucidates the link between oxytocin gene methylation and parental empathy

Study elucidates the link between oxytocin gene methylation and parental empathy

Researchers explore potential role of oxytocin in modulating male sexual function

Researchers explore potential role of oxytocin in modulating male sexual function

Researchers explore how different birth experience affect the developing nervous system

Researchers explore how different birth experience affect the developing nervous system

Cesarean delivery’s effects on birth hormones may lead to neurodevelopmental consequences

Cesarean delivery’s effects on birth hormones may lead to neurodevelopmental consequences

Researchers identify distinct link between autism and brain cell abnormalities

Researchers identify distinct link between autism and brain cell abnormalities