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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
OXTR gene associated with optimism, self-esteem and mastery

OXTR gene associated with optimism, self-esteem and mastery

Seven UC scientists receive 2011 NARSAD Grants for brain and behavior research

Seven UC scientists receive 2011 NARSAD Grants for brain and behavior research

Many factors contribute to high caesarean section rate around the world

Many factors contribute to high caesarean section rate around the world

Oxytocin does not boost prospects for normal births

Oxytocin does not boost prospects for normal births

Oxytocin hormone holds promise for children with Prader-Willi syndrome

Oxytocin hormone holds promise for children with Prader-Willi syndrome

Unprescribed methods to bring on labor may not be effective

Unprescribed methods to bring on labor may not be effective

Insights into psychiatric disorders

Insights into psychiatric disorders

CTSN focuses on new prairie vole model for autism treatment

CTSN focuses on new prairie vole model for autism treatment

New survey: Breastfeeding mothers show greater response to their infant's cry

New survey: Breastfeeding mothers show greater response to their infant's cry

Elevated levels of sodium limit body's natural responses to stress

Elevated levels of sodium limit body's natural responses to stress

WHO releases first list of 30 priority medicines for women, children

WHO releases first list of 30 priority medicines for women, children

Fruit fly faeces provides answers to pregnant women's bloating and constipation

Fruit fly faeces provides answers to pregnant women's bloating and constipation

Oxytocin makes individuals feel calmer and dampens effect on fear receptor in the brain

Oxytocin makes individuals feel calmer and dampens effect on fear receptor in the brain

New findings could help bypass unnecessary use of oxytocin in normal deliveries

New findings could help bypass unnecessary use of oxytocin in normal deliveries

RNA-based drugs may prevent premature birth: Research

RNA-based drugs may prevent premature birth: Research

Researchers find additional work of oxytocin hormone

Researchers find additional work of oxytocin hormone

Motherhood helps women grow their grey matter: Study

Motherhood helps women grow their grey matter: Study

Motherhood may cause brain to grow

Motherhood may cause brain to grow

Mothers who gush about babies grow bigger brains

Mothers who gush about babies grow bigger brains

Five tips to sustain couple relationship

Five tips to sustain couple relationship