Latest Neuropeptides Stories
Numerous studies have shown that the brain molecule neuropeptide Y (NPY) helps to restore calm after stressful events.
The anti-diuretic hormone "vasopressin" is released from the brain, and known to work in the kidney, suppressing the diuresis.
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "My husband of thirty-five years passed away seven years ago, and I lost my daughter in a car accident last year, I honestly could no longer find the energy to smile or laugh," recounts sixty-year-old widow Opal Perry.
UC Irvine researchers have identified a novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory.
Deleting the receptor, not the protein ghrelin itself, turns up the body's fat-burning thermostat, giving aging mice an exothermic boost toward a svelte physique, researchers recently reported.
Researchers have found that the naturally-occurring hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin intensifies men's memories of their mother's affections during childhood.
New human research suggests the chemical oxytocin â€” dubbed the "cuddle hormone" because of its importance in bonding between romantic partners and mothers and children â€” also influences feelings of well-being and sensitivity to advertising.
Motherhood may actually cause the brain to grow, not turn it into mush, as some have claimed.
Research on obesity examining the role of hormones and the autonomic functions of the digestive system was presented at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American CoIlege of Gastroenterology.
Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...
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