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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Complex intervention successful in reducing C-sections and neonatal morbities, say researchers

Complex intervention successful in reducing C-sections and neonatal morbities, say researchers

New biomarker for stress in wild animals facing global climate change

New biomarker for stress in wild animals facing global climate change

Variation in oxytocin receptor gene influences face recognition skills, study finds

Variation in oxytocin receptor gene influences face recognition skills, study finds

Retrophin to acquire privately-held company, Kyalin Biosciences

Retrophin to acquire privately-held company, Kyalin Biosciences

Retrophin signs agreement with Novartis for exclusive U.S. license for Syntocinon Nasal Spray

Retrophin signs agreement with Novartis for exclusive U.S. license for Syntocinon Nasal Spray

Oxytocin maintains bond between loving couples, promotes monogamy

Oxytocin maintains bond between loving couples, promotes monogamy

Study shows oxytocin hormone enhances placebo response in analgesia model

Study shows oxytocin hormone enhances placebo response in analgesia model

Childbirth not major contributor to sexual dysfunction in women later in life

Childbirth not major contributor to sexual dysfunction in women later in life

Oxytocin helps humans accept others, study finds

Oxytocin helps humans accept others, study finds

Oxytocin shows evidence of therapeutic value for autism, schizophrenia

Oxytocin shows evidence of therapeutic value for autism, schizophrenia

No need of restricting women's food and fluid intake during labor, shows study

No need of restricting women's food and fluid intake during labor, shows study

Georgia State University receives $3.4M grant to investigate neurobiology behind evolution of emotions

Georgia State University receives $3.4M grant to investigate neurobiology behind evolution of emotions

Drug oxytocin may contribute to postpartum bleeding, researchers find

Drug oxytocin may contribute to postpartum bleeding, researchers find

Assumption that uterine blood redistributed into maternal circulation after delivery challenged

Assumption that uterine blood redistributed into maternal circulation after delivery challenged

Individuals with ASD display altered brain activations when processing facial images

Individuals with ASD display altered brain activations when processing facial images

Emory’s Yerkes Research Center receives $9.5M grant to establish research center to study oxytocin

Emory’s Yerkes Research Center receives $9.5M grant to establish research center to study oxytocin

Study shows role of love hormone in promoting social and parental bonding

Study shows role of love hormone in promoting social and parental bonding

Oxytocin hormone affects men and women differently, research finds

Oxytocin hormone affects men and women differently, research finds

Findings show oxytocin strengthens bad memories and increases fear, anxiety

Findings show oxytocin strengthens bad memories and increases fear, anxiety