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Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 26, 2015
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use.
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.
Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
The hormone activates neurons that trigger female mice to respond to the distress calls of lost pups.
Oxytocin for Autism?
Ruth Williams | Jan 21, 2015
Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Tracy Vence | Apr 4, 2014
Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty
Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty
Ed Yong | Mar 31, 2014
The so-called “love hormone” can make people more dishonest when it serves the interests of their group.
Epigenetics Play Cupid for Prairie Voles
Kate Yandell | Jun 2, 2013
Females of the pair-bonded rodent species become attached to their lifelong mates following histone modifications near oxytocin and vasopressin receptor genes.