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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Penn State researcher leads $3.8 million project to create an atlas of developing mice brains

Penn State researcher leads $3.8 million project to create an atlas of developing mice brains

Researcher receives NIH award to explore effect of women's hormones on postpartum opioid relapse

Researcher receives NIH award to explore effect of women's hormones on postpartum opioid relapse

Oxytocinergic and vasopressinergic substances in the brain are involved in guiding social behavior

Oxytocinergic and vasopressinergic substances in the brain are involved in guiding social behavior

Oxytocin can aid in the control and prevention of osteoporosis

Oxytocin can aid in the control and prevention of osteoporosis

Researchers provide insights into maternity care practices and costs in Ireland

Researchers provide insights into maternity care practices and costs in Ireland

Antibiotic treatment in early life impedes development of 'social brain' in mice

Antibiotic treatment in early life impedes development of 'social brain' in mice

Oxytocin can help treat cognitive disorders

Oxytocin can help treat cognitive disorders

Study shows social robot offers new strategies for pain management

Study shows social robot offers new strategies for pain management

Mice study shows how oxytocin can amplify aggression as well as friendliness

Mice study shows how oxytocin can amplify aggression as well as friendliness

Oxytocin study may help treat a variety of psychiatric conditions

Oxytocin study may help treat a variety of psychiatric conditions

Study finds nitrous oxide use during labor to be safe with rare side effects

Study finds nitrous oxide use during labor to be safe with rare side effects

Despite their safety, birth control pills are associated with several side effects

Despite their safety, birth control pills are associated with several side effects

New study explores brain regions that drive the instinct to form lasting bonds

New study explores brain regions that drive the instinct to form lasting bonds

Study pinpoints potential neural basis for monogamous reunion

Study pinpoints potential neural basis for monogamous reunion

Four drugs that could halt preterm labor identified

Four drugs that could halt preterm labor identified

Mother-infant touch and contact promote baby's neurophysiological development

Mother-infant touch and contact promote baby's neurophysiological development

Two brain-signaling molecules control anemonefish fathering and aggression

Two brain-signaling molecules control anemonefish fathering and aggression

Study provides new insight on neural processes behind our desire for revenge

Study provides new insight on neural processes behind our desire for revenge

Optimizing the use of oxytocin to help people overcome social difficulties

Optimizing the use of oxytocin to help people overcome social difficulties

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study