Hormone Disorders News
June 17, 2019

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Human Retinas Grown in a Dish Explain How Color Vision Develops

Biologists grew human retina tissue from scratch to determine how cells that allow people to see in color are ... read more

New Diabetes Drug May Help People With Obesity Lose Weight

A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight, a new study ... read more

Estrogen Alters Memory Circuit Function in Women With Gene Variant

Fluctuations in estrogen triggered atypical functioning in a key brain memory circuit in women with a common version of a gene. Brain scans revealed altered circuit activity linked to changes in the ... read more

Bone-Derived Hormone Suppresses Appetite in Mice

Lipocalin 2, a hormone secreted by bone cells, suppresses appetite in mice, researchers have discovered. The study findings, which reveal a new mechanism for regulating food intake and blood sugar, ... read more
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Higher Estrogen Levels Linked to More Severe Disease in Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that hardens the skin and scars the organs. Older men with scleroderma had higher estrogen levels than healthy older men or postmenopausal women with ... read more

Stem Cell Differences Could Explain Why Women Are More Likely to Develop Adrenal Cancer

Scientists have discovered a potential biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders, including cancer. According to the researchers, the answer could lie in the increased ... read more

Blocking Opioid Receptors Could Reduce Hormone-Therapy-Fueled Increases in Sugar Intake

Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption. But according to new research, ... read more

Another Possible Consequence of the Opioid Epidemic: Hormone Deficiencies

Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new ... read more

Ovary Function Is Preserved in Transgender Men at One Year of Testosterone Therapy

Transgender men preserve their fertility potential even after one year of treatment with the male hormone testosterone, according to a new ... read more

Weight Loss Surgery Changes the Way Our Bodies Sense Food

How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report. They found that following ... read more

Mother's Age, Race, Weight Affect Hormone Concentrations in Pregnancy

Hormone concentrations during early fetal development -- that may affect the child's development and increase the mother's risk for breast and ovarian cancer years later -- are ... read more

Normal Variations in Thyroid Function May Be Linked to Atrial Fibrillation Risk

A study has strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related ... read more

Our Bodies May Cure Themselves of Diabetes in the Future

Diabetes is caused by damaged or non-existing insulin cells inability to produce insulin, a hormone that is necessary in regulating blood sugar levels. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements ... read more

Amyloid Pathology Transmission in Lab Mice and Historic Medical Treatments

A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology ... read more

Circulating Tumor Cell Count Could Help Choose Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Circulating tumor-cell (CTC) count could be used to choose hormone therapy or chemotherapy as frontline treatment for patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), HER2-negative (HER2-) metastatic ... read more

Next Step Towards Replacement Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes

Scientists have discovered the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas. This breakthrough will facilitate the manufacturing of pancreatic islet cells from stem cells and ... read more

Study Identifies a Genetic Driver of Deadly Prostate Cancer

A new study has identified a novel molecular driver of lethal prostate cancer, along with a molecule that could be used to attack it. The findings were made in laboratory mice. If confirmed in ... read more

Hidden Estrogen Receptors in Breast Epithelium

Scientists have uncovered that next to estrogen receptor positive and negative there are cells with very low amounts of the receptor protein. The discovery has significant implications for the role ... read more

Cancer: Brain-Derived Compounds Show Surprising Benefits

In a Veterans Affairs study, a humanmade compound based on a brain hormone spurred the growth of cancer in Petri dishes but enigmatically had the opposite effect in mice. The compound and others like ... read more

Could Thyroid Screening Make Your Baby Smarter?

Thyroid hormones are essential for normal brain development, but many pregnant women do not produce enough. Thyroid testing and replacement therapy are simple and widely available -- so why do ... read more

Drug Improves Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer

The drug palbociclib, used in combination with standard treatment, improved survival for women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to a large phase III clinical ... read more

Potential Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Hypothyroidism Proves Effective in Lab Study

A new 'metal-coordinated' drug-delivery technology potentially could be used to supplement the standard therapy for hypothyroidism, which affects nearly 10 million Americans, and many more ... read more

Rewriting the Textbook on How Steroid Hormones Enter Cells

A discovery may open up new ways to control steroid hormone-mediated processes, including growth and development in insects, and sexual maturation, immunity, and cancer progression in ... read more

Every Cell Has a Story to Tell in Brain Injury

Traumatic head injury can have widespread effects in the brain, but now scientists can look in real time at how head injury affects thousands of individual cells and genes simultaneously in mice. ... read more

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