Tag: nervous system

Genetic ‘parts’ list created for key part of brain

June 7, 2010

A Johns Hopkins and Japanese research team has generated the first comprehensive genetic “parts” list of a mouse hypothalamus, an enigmatic region of the brain—in humans, roughly cherry-sized—that controls hunger, thirst, fatigue, body temperature and wake-sleep cycles and links the central nervous system to control of hormone levels. Flaws in hypothalamus development may underlie both […]