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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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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.



Female hormones increase risk of vision loss in rare genetic disease

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Girls with a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in a gene known as Nf1 are much more likely to lose their vision than boys with mutations in the same gene.



Almost 20% of breast cancer patients fail to complete prescribed endocrine therapy

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Around 20% of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.



Dad's exposure to phthalates in plastics may affect embryonic development

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in...



Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new study found.



Baby teethers soothe, but many contain low levels of BPA

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens and antimicrobials are widely used in personal care products and plastics. The U.S.



Lung function decline in menopausal women

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

Menopausal women appear to experience a decline in lung function, comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes for 10 years.



How highs and lows in testosterone levels 'shock' prostate cancer cells to death

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or...



Women dissatisfied with long process to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were...



CRISPR editing in pancreatic cells reduced cell death and increased insulin secretion

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

With the help of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors, researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden have managed to "turn off" an enzyme that proved to play a key role in the regulation of the...



Diabetes breakthrough: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences may have found a way to transform alpha cells into insulin-producing beta cells using a common drug.



Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could...



Alcohol: Link between liver and brain may control consumption

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Researchers discover a previously unrecognized genetic basis for alcohol consumption in a pathway that links a liver hormone to a brain receptor.



Does hormonal contraception alleviate premenstrual symptoms?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The results of a new study designed to compare the severity and timing of perimenstrual symptoms among women who do or do not use cyclic hormonal contraception are reported in Journal of Women's...



Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism...



Prostate Massage Therapy: What are the Benefits?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Prostate massage was previously used to treat prostate problems but is no longer recommended. Learn about its possible benefits and risks here.



Hormone therapy improves bone health in postmenopausal women

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

New research examines the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on bone mass and structure in women at risk of developing osteoporosis.



New findings show promise for treatment of Graves' disease and other ocular disorders

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions.