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Endocrinology aims to diagnose and treat patients with endocrine conditions such as thyroid diseases that are either under active or over active, thyroid glands, thyroid cancer, adrenal conditions, polycystic and other hormonal fertility problems and horm

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Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The 'love hormone' is known to promote mother-child bonding, but new research indicates that it could do the same for a father and their offspring.

Postmenopausal hormone therapy exceeding ten years may protect from dementia

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study carried out at the University of Eastern...

Ovarian hormones awaken newly discovered breast stem cells

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the...

'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing...

Cushing's syndrome: Could analyzing hair confirm diagnosis?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health find that cortisol levels detected in hair might be able to confirm a diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.

Fetal exposure to bisphenol A disrupts the body's endocrine system

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

New mouse study shows prenatal exposure to bisphenol A increases obesity risk in the offspring by lowering sensitivity to an appetite-controlling hormone.

A new immunologic and endocrine syndrome

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PST

After 10 years of research, a team at Université de Montréal's research centre has succeeded in deleting the Armc5 gene in experimental mice, discovering that its loss gives rise to a heretofore...

Genetic defect found to cause disease in multiple organs

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has identified a novel syndrome in patients with kidney and adrenal disease.

Engineering thyroid cells from stem cells may lead to new therapies

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Scientists have found a way to engineer new thyroid cells from stem cells that could lead to models for studying thyroid disease and developing treatments.

Weekend of camping promotes earlier sleep patterns

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A weekend of camping could be just the remedy for people that struggle to get an early night, finds scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder.

DNA changes that affect human height uncovered

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An international team of researchers reveals 83 new genetic variants that affect human height. Some of these influence adult height by more than 2 cm.

Low thyroid hormone before birth alters growth and development of fetal pancreas

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Levels of thyroid hormone in babies influence insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas, according to a new study published in The Journal of Physiology.

Hormone may offer new contraceptive that protects ovaries from chemotherapy

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A naturally occurring hormone that plays an important role in fetal development may be the basis for a new type of reversible contraceptive that can protect ovaries from the damage caused by...

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut.

Certain fat found around the heart associated with higher risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A higher volume of a certain type of fat that surrounds the heart is significantly associated with a higher risk of heart disease in women after menopause and women with lower levels of estrogen at...

How effective and safe is hormone treatment in pregnant women with mild thyroid problems?

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Thyroid hormone treatment is associated with a decreased risk of pregnancy loss among women with mild thyroid problems, finds a study published by The BMJ.

Hormone injection boosts brain activity linked to sexual arousal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

A hormone called kisspeptin was found to increase brain activity associated with sexual arousal and romanic love in healthy young men, a new study reports.

Using E. coli to detect hormone disruptors in the environment

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been implicated in the development of obesity, diabetes and cancer and are found in a wide array of products including pesticides, plastics and...

Recurrent pregnancy loss could be prevented with progesterone

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research gives hope to women who have tried to get pregnant but have had recurrent miscarriages. Progesterone may play a crucial role.

Boston experts release new international guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Thyroid disease is a common and frequently dangerous clinical problem during pregnancy.

Scripps Florida scientists develop drug discovery approach to predict health impact of endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment - called environmental...

A stem cell strategy for boosting testosterone levels tested in rodents

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Male hypogonadism is a condition that diminishes testosterone levels in approximately 30% of older men, but currently available therapies can produce serious side effects.

Hormone concentrations in young mammals predict trade-offs later in life

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Early development after birth can have profound effects on survival and reproduction.

Could new bone-forming growth factor reverse osteoporosis?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Scientists have discovered a new bone-forming growth factor that could have implications for regenerative medicine. Osteoporosis could be reversed.

Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have used stem cells to create testosterone-producing cells in rodents. This may provide an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.