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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Social scientists say compassion is humans' strongest trait

Social scientists say compassion is humans' strongest trait

Regular sexual activity can help improve the overall health in men

Regular sexual activity can help improve the overall health in men

Oxytocin hormone affects behaviors, finds new study

Oxytocin hormone affects behaviors, finds new study

Rodents may serve as useful models to interpret parent-offspring relationships

Rodents may serve as useful models to interpret parent-offspring relationships

New consortium to tackle African sleeping sickness and Leishmaniasis

New consortium to tackle African sleeping sickness and Leishmaniasis

Scientists discover 27 genes associated with Asperger's syndrome, autistic traits and empathy

Scientists discover 27 genes associated with Asperger's syndrome, autistic traits and empathy

Why does dishing with a girlfriend do wonders for a woman's mood?

Why does dishing with a girlfriend do wonders for a woman's mood?

Researchers investigate the effects of oxytocin on human couple interactions

Researchers investigate the effects of oxytocin on human couple interactions

Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stres

Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stres

Stanford/Packard researchers recruit children for study of the biology of autism

Stanford/Packard researchers recruit children for study of the biology of autism

Breastfed babies less likely to be neglected

Breastfed babies less likely to be neglected

Protein that regulates hormones critical to women's health found in pituitary

Protein that regulates hormones critical to women's health found in pituitary

Oxytocin hormone helps people recognize familiar faces

Oxytocin hormone helps people recognize familiar faces

Hormone Oxytocin calms arguing couples

Hormone Oxytocin calms arguing couples

New insight into the events that prime the uterine muscles for contraction

New insight into the events that prime the uterine muscles for contraction

Natural birth better for bonding baby and mother

Natural birth better for bonding baby and mother

Natural childbirth makes mothers more responsive to own baby-cry

Natural childbirth makes mothers more responsive to own baby-cry

Oxytocin hormone plays role in social bonding and maternal behaviors

Oxytocin hormone plays role in social bonding and maternal behaviors

Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia

Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia

Suckling infants trigger surges of trust hormone in mothers' brains

Suckling infants trigger surges of trust hormone in mothers' brains