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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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Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ tumors

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.



How insulin and glucagon work to regulate blood sugar levels

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the link between diabetes and the pancreas? What are the symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels? Find out in this article.



Low levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy...



The evidence base for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): What can we believe?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The 'facts' that most women and clinicians consider in making the decision to use, or not use, HRT are frequently wrong or incorrectly applied says Professor Robert D Langer in a paper entitled The...



Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, according to mouse studies conducted by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers.



PTSD risk can be predicted by hormone levels prior to deployment, study says

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from...



Exercise-induced hormone irisin linked to new mechanisms for bone metabolism

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin - a fat-burning hormone that is released during exercise - in bone tissue in mice.



Addison's patients lack killer immune cells - study

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone...



Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, consisting mainly of those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies, reveals a large...



Chronic stress may raise obesity risk

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

By assessing levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol in hair samples, researchers have linked chronic stress with increased risk of obesity.



Study suggests new therapy for Gaucher disease

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists propose in Nature blocking a molecule that drives inflammation and organ damage in Gaucher and maybe other lysosomal storage diseases as a possible treatment with fewer risks and lower...



Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining...



What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy? Studies investigate

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk.



Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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