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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Parents' behavior can have substantial impact on developing oxytocin systems in babies

Parents' behavior can have substantial impact on developing oxytocin systems in babies

US Government supports Kinoxis Therapeutics to end opioid addiction

US Government supports Kinoxis Therapeutics to end opioid addiction

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Study uncovers epigenetic origins for hypersexual disorder

Study uncovers epigenetic origins for hypersexual disorder

Study reveals possible role of hormone oxytocin in hypersexual disorder

Study reveals possible role of hormone oxytocin in hypersexual disorder

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

BrainHealth research explores the neurochemistry of social perception

BrainHealth research explores the neurochemistry of social perception

Autonomic nervous system of babies functions well regardless of mode of delivery, study finds

Autonomic nervous system of babies functions well regardless of mode of delivery, study finds

Maternal behavior in mice linked to oxytocin-sensitive cells in the female brain

Maternal behavior in mice linked to oxytocin-sensitive cells in the female brain

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