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Rewarding Companions

By | October 26, 2015

Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 

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Puppy Love

By | April 17, 2015

Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.

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Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing

By | April 16, 2015

The hormone activates neurons that trigger female mice to respond to the distress calls of lost pups.

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Oxytocin for Autism?

By | January 21, 2015

Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.

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Week in Review: March 31–April 4

By | April 4, 2014

Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty

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Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty

By | March 31, 2014

The so-called “love hormone” can make people more dishonest when it serves the interests of their group. 

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Epigenetics Play Cupid for Prairie Voles

By | June 2, 2013

Females of the pair-bonded rodent species become attached to their lifelong mates following histone modifications near oxytocin and vasopressin receptor genes.

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