Latest Hypothalamus Stories
Hormones shape our bodies, make us fertile, excite our most basic urges, and as scientists have known for years, they govern the behaviors that separate men from women. But how?
New research reveals a fascinating and unexpected molecular partnership within the brain neurons that regulate appetite.
Estrogen has a wide range of effects on the body and brain. The link between estrogen and emotion was first investigated over a century ago and showed that estrogen can improve mood.
Women's emotional responses can vary significantly premenstrually.
The number of people who suffer from one or more of the adverse complications of obesity, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease is rapidly increasing.
A new study has revealed that immature neurons taken from healthy mouse embryos can repair damaged brain circuitry and partially normalize metabolism when transplanted into adult mice that have grown morbidly obese due to a genetic deficiency.
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A recent UT Southwestern Medical Center study found that estrogen regulates energy expenditure, appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in specific parts of the brain may lead to obesity.
It's no secret that women often gain weight as they get older.
Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat.
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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