neuroendocrinology

Increased testosterone, but not age, is related to increased sensitivity to immediate rewards, whereas increased age, but not testosterone, is related to a reduction in general impatience. This is the finding of a recent study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development investigating the influence of testosterone on adolescents’ decisions. It is obviously… Read more

Understanding the biological mechanism that entwines overnutrition with obesity could prove crucial in reducing today’s growing obesity levels. A research team at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, led by Dr. Dongsheng Cai, have identified a pathway that directs the brain to sense the body’s glucose dynamics. They found that a defect of this glucose sensing… Read more

The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a variety of functions. One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland. The hypothalamus is located below the thalamus and is part of the… Read more