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Hormone Disorders News -- ScienceDaily
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Hormone Disorders News -- ScienceDaily
  • Antidiabetic effects discovered in the appetite hormone CART
    The appetite hormone CART is regulated by glucose and is found in greater quantity in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered.

  • Lost hormone is found in starfish
    Biologists have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.

  • Hops could help reduce breast cancer risk
    Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, are also found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. Scientists are now investigating whether an extract from the plant could also help fend off breast cancer. One team reports new lab tests on breast cells that support this possibility.

  • Pituitary tissue grown from human stem cells releases hormones in rats
    Researchers have successfully used human stem cells to generate functional pituitary tissue that secretes hormones important for the body's stress response as well as for its growth and reproductive functions. When transplanted into rats with hypopituitarism -- a disease linked to dwarfism and premature aging in humans -- the lab-grown pituitary cells promoted normal hormone release.

  • Female sex hormone clue to fighting serious immune disease
    The results of a study showed for the first time a beneficial effect of estrogens in experimental models of skin fibrosis that are representative of the disease process in systemic sclerosis (SSc). These findings may explain the increased incidence of SSc in women after the menopause, the greater severity of SSc in men, and importantly open up the possibility of developing potential hormone therapies for this difficult-to-treat condition.

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