The core body temperature of a mammal is highly controlled being maintained at roughly 37° C throughout life. However, a short supply of food can cause some mammals to enter a … Continue Reading Two separate studies identify & activate neurons in mice to induce hibernation, hinting at suspended animation in humans.
Neurons in an area of the brain known as the hypothalamus control how much an animal eats, however, it is not clear what role the brain’s immune cells, known as … Continue Reading Astrocytes shown to regulate how much we eat.
Twenty-years ago there was a big step forward in the understanding of obesity when researchers discovered that a person’s appetite is controlled by a key molecule called leptin. Leptin is … Continue Reading Glia brain cells implicated in appetite control.
The molecular intricacies of hunger and satiety, pivotal for understanding metabolic disorders and the problem of obesity, are not yet fully understood by scientists. How much a person eats and … Continue Reading Protein responsible for regulating feeding behaviour in the brain identified.
An enzyme secreted by the body’s fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain, according to new research from Washington University School. The data findings, in mice, underscore a role … Continue Reading Study shows that low body fat percentage is not good for the brain.
A team of researchers form the UT Southwestern Medical Center and University of Tsukuba have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms, the 24-hour … Continue Reading Researchers identify elusive cell type in the brain that control circadian rhythms.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have used new deep-brain imaging techniques to link the activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviours of mice. Specifically, for the … Continue Reading For the first time researchers have imaged and linked live individual brain cells to specific basic behaviours.
By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat. The findings from Monash University researchers give … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the control of body fat by the brain.
Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. When the researchers fed mice … Continue Reading Researchers map how obesity starts and is regulated by the brain.
Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) … Continue Reading Hybrid neuroimaging shows pituitary abnormalities in veterans with PTSD.
Researchers at University of California have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as ‘disappointment.’ The discovery of … Continue Reading Scientists discover ‘dimmer switch’ for mood disorders.