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  • New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial in humans

    The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) today announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce maternal deaths around the world. The results open the possibility of a streamlined pathway to registrat more

  • Feeling lonely? Study says it's in your DNA

    Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted the first genome-wide association study for loneliness — as more

  • Oxytocin sharpens the senses

    Social recognition requires the perception of relevant social cues and the identity of others to elicit proper responses. Problems in the early perception of social information will impact consequently subsequent stages of information processing and eventual social responses. Hans Asperger, a pediat more

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Oxytocin Oxytocin (ŏk'sĭ-tō'sĭn) (Greek: "quick birth") is a mammal ian hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain . In females, it is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and vagina during labor, and aft ... more


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