Latest Hypothalamus Stories
Women's brains recognize and encode the smell of male sexual sweat, U.S. psychologists said. Denise Chen of Rice University looked at how the brains of female volunteers processed and encoded the smell of sexual sweat from men.
A new Rice University study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that socioemotional meanings, including sexual ones, are conveyed in human sweat.
The first known leptin-sensitizing agents induce mice to lose weightThe discovery more than a decade ago of leptin, an appetite-suppressing hormone secreted by fat tissue, generated headlines and great hopes for an effective treatment for obesity. But hopes dimmed when it was found that obese people are unresponsive to leptin due to development of leptin resistance in the brain. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston report the first agents demonstrated to sensitize the brain to...
A new study in the January 7th issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, helps to explain why obese people and animals fail to respond to leptin, a hormone produced by fat that signals the brain to stop eating. What's more, they show that two FDA-approved drugs might restore leptin sensitivity, offering a novel treatment for obesity." Most importantly, our study is the first success in sensitizing obese mice on a high-fat diet to leptin," said Umut Ozcan of Harvard Medical School....
A team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Cukurova in Turkey have taken a major step to understanding how the brain controls the onset of puberty.
The fact fetal rats develop a propensity for obesity while in the womb of their fat mothers has implications for humans, University of Buffalo researchers say.
U.S. researchers have determined that overeating makes the brain go haywire, which could lead to diabetes, heart disease, and many other problems.
The existence of a â€œfood-related clockâ€ can supersede the â€œlight-basedâ€ master clock that serves as the bodyâ€™s primary timekeeper.
New findings of a U.S.-based study showed that blocking a single brain enzyme caused mice to eat less and maintain better blood glucose levels.
A gut hormone that causes people to eat more does so by making food appear more desirable, suggests a new report in the May issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press. In a brain imaging study of individuals, the researchers found that reward centers respond more strongly to pictures of food in subjects who had received an infusion of the hormone known as ghrelin.
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...
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.