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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism

Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism

Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD

Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

MDMA has been shown to improve PTSD symptoms, but how?

MDMA has been shown to improve PTSD symptoms, but how?

Research suggests oxytocin as potential new obesity treatment

Research suggests oxytocin as potential new obesity treatment

Fear center in the brain provides protection against body perception disorders

Fear center in the brain provides protection against body perception disorders

Women find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than men

Women find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than men

Augmentation of labor with higher doses of oxytocin does not reduce rate of cesarean sections

Augmentation of labor with higher doses of oxytocin does not reduce rate of cesarean sections

New research focuses on noise sensitivity and general fearfulness of canine behavior

New research focuses on noise sensitivity and general fearfulness of canine behavior

Using Assay Kits and Dyes to Advance Cell Biology Research

Using Assay Kits and Dyes to Advance Cell Biology Research

Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Kent State professor receives grant to study role of oxytocin in the developing brain

Kent State professor receives grant to study role of oxytocin in the developing brain

New compound promotes social interaction in laboratory mice with autism

New compound promotes social interaction in laboratory mice with autism

Ecstasy drug makes octopuses more social

Ecstasy drug makes octopuses more social

New QUT study sheds light on factors promoting and inhibiting 'normal' birth

New QUT study sheds light on factors promoting and inhibiting 'normal' birth

Researchers demonstrate role of oxytocin in cooperative decisions or conversations

Researchers demonstrate role of oxytocin in cooperative decisions or conversations

New heat stable version of Carbetocin to prevent hemorrhage after birth

New heat stable version of Carbetocin to prevent hemorrhage after birth

$2.3 million NIH grant to support new project on oxytocin neurons and social behavior

$2.3 million NIH grant to support new project on oxytocin neurons and social behavior

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Reduced risk of heart disease for mothers who breastfeed

Reduced risk of heart disease for mothers who breastfeed