Latest Hypothalamus Stories
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.
While acupuncture is used widely to treat chronic stress, the mechanism of action leading to reported health benefits are not understood.
A new study from Yale University School of Medicine examines possible factors regarding the association between fructose consumption and weight gain.
Researchers have discovered a region in the brain that could cause the uncontrollable hot flashes that arise during the first couple of years of menopause.
It’s only natural that married men continue to check out other attractive women that happen to come into their field of view. Occasionally, some of these men also have a tendency to seek out these women and make contact. And some may even pursue these women further.
Our fat cells are necessary because they store excess energy. These cells signal the brain, letting them know of their current energy storage level.
Frequently recommended in weight-loss diets, dietary proteins have proven effectiveness thanks to their appetite-suppressing effects.
Prenatal exposure to the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, causes long-term changes to the developing brain that have adverse effects on reproductive function later in life.
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have zeroed in on a set of neurons in the part of the brain that controls hunger, and found that these neurons are not only associated with overeating, but also linked to non-food associated behaviors, like novelty-seeking and drug addiction.
The velvety voice of Elvis Presley still makes hearts flutter—and in a new study with people who have the rare genetic disorder Williams syndrome, one of the King's classics is among a group of songs that helped to cast light on part of the essence of being human: the mystery of emotion and human interaction.
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...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.