Latest Neuropeptides Stories
Preliminary results from an ongoing, large-scale study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows that oxytocin — a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain and throughout the body— increased brain function in regions that are known to process social information in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
New research reveals how our minds may be hard-wired to chemically reward ourselves with delicious food, no matter how full we feel.
When eating is motivated by pleasure, rather than hunger, endogenous rewarding chemical signals are activated which can lead to overeating, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
What makes some people give blood and bake casseroles for their neighbors, while others mutter about taxes from behind closed blinds?
A person's DNA may play a key role in whether or not they are nice, kind and generous, claim the authors of a new study published in the journal Psychological Science.
It turns out that the milk of human kindness is evoked by something besides mom's good example.
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.
A neuropeptide called Substance P is the cause of seizures in patients with brains infected by the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears online in the open access journal PLoS Pathogens.
Max Planck researchers have proven something scientifically for the first time that laypeople have always known: the mere sight of delicious food stimulates the appetite.
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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