A new study identifies a novel neural network regulating feeding and mood in response to chronic stress. Inhibiting the POMC to ventral tegmental area circuit increases body weight and food intake while reducing depressive symptoms in mouse models.
Oxytocin, a hormone commonly associated with love and bonding in humans, causes starfish to turn their stomachs inside-out to feed. The findings provide vital new evidence for the evolutionary role of oxytocin and vasopressin neuropeptides as regulators of feeding in animals.
Researchers report specific drugs designed to affect human appetite work to suppress the appetite of mosquitoes.
Researchers challenge a recent study that claims feeding babies solid foods early may help them to sleep better.
A study to be published in eNeuro reports scheduled feeding times improved motor activity, sleep quality and quality of life in mouse models of Huntington's disease.
Researchers have discovered the mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice by regulating the activity of a few thousand neurons.
Researchers report taste information received from different parts of a fly's body is processed differently in the brain.The findings suggest different taste organs could have different functions.
New research identifies a pair of neurons which control the feeding behavior in Drosophila fruit flies. The discovery could help scientists better understand how the brain uses stimuli and memory to produce classically conditioned responses.