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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
$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

Study reveals cardiovascular health benefits of breastfeeding for some women

Study reveals cardiovascular health benefits of breastfeeding for some women

Oxytocin nasal spray strengthens mothers' brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces

Oxytocin nasal spray strengthens mothers' brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces

MSD and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Complete Largest Ever Clinical Trial in Postpartum Haemorrhage

MSD and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Complete Largest Ever Clinical Trial in Postpartum Haemorrhage

Breastfeeding for longer protects mothers from hypertension, finds study

Breastfeeding for longer protects mothers from hypertension, finds study

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of hypertension

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of hypertension

Low-cost drug could prevent postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery

Low-cost drug could prevent postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery

Study reveals lack of access to essential medicines in India

Study reveals lack of access to essential medicines in India

"Baby brain" a real clinical entity finds study

"Baby brain" a real clinical entity finds study

UQ researchers create new and improved version of ‘love hormone’

UQ researchers create new and improved version of ‘love hormone’

New oxytocin chemical sensor could be first step towards early diagnosis of autism

New oxytocin chemical sensor could be first step towards early diagnosis of autism

Tiny microscopes give researchers a peek into neural circuitry of social behavior

Tiny microscopes give researchers a peek into neural circuitry of social behavior

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain

Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations after negative social interactions

Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations after negative social interactions

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of endometriosis

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of endometriosis

Genes that regulate oxytocin linked to sociality of young individuals

Genes that regulate oxytocin linked to sociality of young individuals

SLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhage

SLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhage

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors