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

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