Latest Neuropeptide Stories
Cosmetic peptides, such as Argireline and GHK-Cu, are making headlines throughout the scientific research community due to their advanced anti-aging abilities on a natural cellular level.
Some smells are instantly attractive to us. For example, think of the smell of baking bread. With no other cues, visual or tactile, that smell can draw you into the nearest bakery. In contrast, some smells -- like fresh fish -- are not that appealing, unless perhaps you haven't eaten in three days.
The discovery of a neural pathway in the brain of an insect that has been linked to pleasure eating could shed new light on the impulsive consumption of food by men and women, claim researchers from one US university.
Researchers have published the first highly detailed description of how neurotensin, a neuropeptide hormone which modulates nerve cell activity in the brain, interacts with its receptor.
It seems improbable that a baby born underweight would be prone to obesity, but it is well documented that these children tend to put on weight in youth if they're allowed free access to calories.
A male, his affections spurned by a female that he's attracted to, is driven to excessive alcohol consumption. The story may be familiar, but in this case, the lead characters aren't humans -- they're fruit flies.
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is the most abundant peptide hormone of the central nervous system.
Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn.
A team of Scripps Research Institute scientists has found a key biological mechanism underpinning the transition to alcohol dependence.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.