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Researchers Find Missing Piece Of How Birds Sense Light

Researchers Find Missing Piece Of How Birds Sense Light

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University Professor Takashi Yoshimura and colleagues of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) of Nagoya University have finally found the missing piece in how birds...

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Genetically Driven Gut Feelings Help Female Fruit Flies During Courtship And Mating
2014-07-03 03:15:27

Cell Press What are the complex processes in the brain involved with choosing a mate, and are these processes different in females versus males? It's difficult to study such questions in people, but researchers are finding clues in fruit flies that might be relevant to humans and other animals. Three different studies on the topic are being published in the Cell Press journals Neuron (1) (2) and Current Biology. Work over the past 100 years has largely focused on the overt courtship...

2014-05-21 12:28:16

LONDON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Endocrine Testing Market (E2, FSH, hCG, LH, DHEAS, Progesterone, Testosterone, TSH, Prolactin, Cortisol, Insulin Tests and Others)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 -...

2014-05-14 08:30:14

--New Data Shows the Company's Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH) Agonist Reduced Infarct Size and Activated Cardiac Regeneration Pathways in an Animal Model of Myocardial Infarction-- MIAMI BEACH, Fla. and MIAMI, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biscayne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that its growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) technology will be featured in several presentations at the 35(th) International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) North American Section Meeting being...

2014-02-21 12:25:06

DUBLIN, Ireland, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lq9g9z/endocrine_testing) has announced the addition of the "Endocrine Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lq9g9z/endocrine_testing ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Endocrine glands and...

2014-01-29 04:20:04

Source: Waseda UniversityHopes for a method of reducing aggressive behavior in humansTokyo, Jan 29, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A group led by Professor Kazuyoshi Tsutsui and Research Associate Takayoshi Ubuka, of the Waseda University Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, has discovered a hormonal mechanism for controlling aggressiveness in male birds.Male aggressiveness has long been thought to depend on androgen, a male sex hormone produced in the testes. However, previous research...

Researchers Discover Brain Actually Produces Estrogen Too
2013-12-05 10:53:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The brain can produce and release estrogen, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This discovery could lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process. The study findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveal that the hypothalamus can directly control reproductive function in rhesus macaques. The researchers suggest that the...

Not All Fear Is Equal
2013-11-11 11:39:26

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fear is generated in different parts of the brain depending on the source of the fear. We learned this based on work conducted at the Cornelius Gross laboratory at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy. The study, published in today’s Nature Neuroscience, highlights how – at least in mice – fears are processed by different sets of neurons depending on the type of external stimuli encountered....

2013-11-04 14:18:31

Metformin may reduce food intake and body weight, but the anorexigenic effects of metformin are still poorly understood. Under normal physiological conditions, Prof. Zheng Zhao and his team from the Key Laboratory of Brain Functional Genomics, Ministry of Education, China observed the changes in food intake after administration of metformin. They found that the central administration of metformin significantly reduced food intake and body weight gain, and a reduction of neuropeptide Y...

2013-10-30 15:57:46

Interestingly, a recent study found that ischemic stress causes hyperglycemia and may worsen ischemic neuronal damage. In addition, decreased insulin sensitivity after ischemic stress seems to be involved in the development of post-ischemic glucose intolerance. However, the involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the development of glucose intolerance following ischemic stress still remains unclear. Xiaoliang Shu and colleagues from the Affiliated Dongfang Hospital of Tongji...


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Hypothalamus
2013-03-04 13:43:30

The hypothalamus is an organ that serves as an important link, along the hypothalamic-hypophyseal axis, between the nervous system and the endocrine system. It is located within the cranial cavity, in the cerebrum, right below the thalamus. It also forms the floor of the third ventricle in the brain. It contains neural pathways, blood vessels, glial cells, and secretory cells—all of which work together to control things like body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, and hormonal and...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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