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2009-11-16 17:13:28

Researchers have discovered a genetic variation that may contribute to how empathetic a human is, and how that person reacts to stress.

2009-11-12 11:36:48

A new study carried out at the University of Haifa has found that the oxytocin hormone, known as the 'love hormone,' also affects antisocial behaviors, such as envy and gloating.

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2009-10-23 10:55:00

New research suggests that a drug used to treat cancer could possibly stop contractions and even prevent premature labor.

2009-10-22 11:27:13

A new study indicates a link between autism and alterations to the oxytocin receptor, OXTR, caused by inherited alterations that do not involve DNA sequence mutation.

2009-10-22 11:21:10

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered a new genetic signature that correlates strongly with autism and which doesn't involve changes to the DNA sequence itself.

2009-08-31 13:10:00

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have demonstrated that prairie voles may be a useful model in understanding the neurochemistry of social behavior.

2009-08-26 09:09:07

The sight of their infants’ smiles and tears lights up the brain reward centers of mothers who have a secure attachment to their own parent(s), said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the current issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

2009-08-17 00:17:54

Increased sexual activity may lead to an improvement in problem-solving, confidence and teamwork at work, a U.S. researcher says. Dr.

2009-08-13 09:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research from Chemistry.com's chief scientific advisor Dr. Helen Fisher, success in the bedroom could lead to an upper hand in the boardroom. Dr.

2009-07-06 13:00:00

A University of Toronto pilot study that re-conceptualized the hospital labour room by removing the standard, clinical bed and adding relaxation-promoting equipment had a 28 per cent drop in infusions of artificial oxytocin, a powerful drug used to advance slow labors.


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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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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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