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Anorexia Patients May Find Benefits From Oxytocin
2014-03-14 04:43:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, oxytocin could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa. Researchers from Britain and South Korea found that oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” alters anorexic patients’ tendencies to fixate on images of high calorie foods, and larger body shape. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties which often start in their early teenage years, before...

Using Bumetanide For Chloride Reduction May Prevent Autism
2014-02-07 06:09:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A drug given to pregnant mice with models of autism prevents autistic behavior in their offspring, according to a new study reported Friday in the journal Science. Although the drug could not be administered prenatally in humans since there is no way to screen for autism in human fetuses, clinical trials in which the drug was administered to young children who have already developed autistic symptoms are showing progress, the...

Through The Stomach Is The Way To A Chimpanzee's Heart
2014-01-16 13:38:29

Max Planck Institute Chimpanzees who share their food with others have higher levels of the hormone oxytocin in their urine The ability to form long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated individuals is one of the main reasons for human’s extraordinary biological success, yet little is known about its evolution and mechanisms. The hormone oxytocin, however, plays a role in it. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany,...

Facial Recognition Influenced By Oxytocin Receptor Gene
2013-12-24 04:23:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The same gene that influences bonding between mothers and their infant children, as well as the attachment between partners in a monogamous relationship, could also be involved in the ability to remember faces. The gene in question is the oxytocin receptor, a member of the G-protein coupled receptor family which receives chemical signals from the hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin. The receptors modulate a variety of behaviors,...

2013-12-10 23:01:40

The parents of a child born severely brain-injured at the military hospital at Fort Hood, TX, have settled their lawsuit against the U.S. government for $6.5 million, the parents’ lawyers have announced. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The parents of a child born severely brain-injured at the military hospital at Fort Hood, TX, have settled their lawsuit against the U.S. government for $6.5 million, the parents’ lawyers have announced. The lawsuit was filed by Kasie and Higinio Rivera...

2013-12-06 23:01:22

Dr. Kat, America’s leading sexpert, offers up the best stress solution for the holidays: orgasms. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Dr. Kat (http://www.drkat.com) gives her followers an early holiday present: Top Eight Benefits of Orgasms Seldom Discussed. 1. Relieve Tension: The relaxation that typically follows orgasm is often one of the few times people actually allow themselves to completely relax and let go of stress. 2. Sleep Enhancer: Following an orgasm men usually...

Oxytocin Makes Men More Attracted To Their Partners
2013-11-26 07:20:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A biological mechanism has been discovered that could explain the attraction between loving couples. Researchers at the Bonn University Medical Center found that if oxytocin is administered to men and if they are shown pictures of their partner, the bonding hormone stimulates the reward center in the brain, increasing the attractiveness of the partner, and strengthening monogamy. Among mammals, monogamy is not very widespread; humans...

2013-11-06 08:30:40

Rapid healing, healthful aging among possible benefits of L. reuteri in humans CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumption of purified microbes originating from human milk accelerates the wound-healing process in mice, according to a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Previous population studies have established a connection between gut bacteria and...

2013-10-09 10:53:43

Animal study suggests stress-induced depression in new mothers extends to daughters A recently published study suggests that exposure to social stress not only impairs a mother's ability to care for her children but can also negatively impact her daughter's ability to provide maternal care to future offspring. Researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University conducted a transgenerational study with female rats, examining the behavioral and physiological...

2013-10-02 12:05:01

Community health officers (health workers who are not trained midwives) can safely give injections of the drug oxytocin to prevent severe bleeding after delivery (postpartum hemorrhage) when attending home births in rural areas of Ghana, according to a study by US and Ghanaian researchers in this week's PLOS Medicine. The researchers, led by Cynthia Stanton from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, also found that oxytocin injections halved the risk of postpartum...


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Hypothalamus
2013-03-04 13:43:30

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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