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Autism does not appear to be solely caused by a deficiency of oxytocin, but the hormone's universal ability to boost social function may prove useful in treating a subset of children with the developmental disorder.
Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain.
BOSTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythm announced today the presentation of results from a clinical trial that evaluated the effect of RM-493, the company's novel melanocortin 4 receptor
People and mice with mutations in a specific signaling pathway, known as kisspeptin, suffer reproductive effects such as delayed puberty and infertility.
New Model May Also Explain How Narcolepsy Develops in Humans MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroscientists at SRI International have found that a form of baclofen,
Involved in child birth and the production of breast milk, oxytocin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that this hormone also promotes social behavior in infant rhesus monkeys.
Scientists have shown for the first time that a chemical in the brain called galanin is involved in the risk of developing depression.
Researchers from Britain and South Korea have found that oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” alters anorexic patients’ tendencies to fixate on images of high calorie foods, and larger body shape.
Covaxil Labs® Unveils Findings on Hormonal Birth Control Methods, Weight Gain & Diet Failure, and Why Ordinary "Diet Pills" Seem Ineffective NEW YORK CITY, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/
Chimpanzees who share their food with others have higher levels of the hormone oxytocin in their urine
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...
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.