Latest Hypothalamus Stories
A new study highlights how – at least in mice – fears are processed by different sets of neurons depending on the type of external stimuli encountered.
Metformin may reduce food intake and body weight, but the anorexigenic effects of metformin are still poorly understood.
Interestingly, a recent study found that ischemic stress causes hyperglycemia and may worsen ischemic neuronal damage.
Researchers at the Stanford University have shown that oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” is involved in a wider range of social interactions than previously understood, findings that may have implications for neurological disorders such as autism.
During the last decade, our understanding of this hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis has quickly expanded.
In the constant cross talk between our brain and our gut, two gut hormones are already known to tell the brain when we have had enough to eat.
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition this week has identified a cellular change in the brain that has been linked to obesity.
A team of British researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of neurosciences that could offer a long-lasting solution to eating disorders such as obesity.
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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