Hormones

"it Is Public Knowledge That Girls Who Are Born On The Island Allegedly Turn Into Boys And...

"At least one in 90 children born in the village located in the Dominican Republic will have made the genetic transition by the time they reach 12 years old....  [F]or some male babies, the missing 5-α-reductase enzyme – which triggers the...
Related topics: Genetics, Enzymes

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'hunger Hormone' Imbalance Can Trigger Obesity

Scientists discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat.
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research, Genetics

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Researchers Find New Mutation In The Leptin Gene

The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing ...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Obesity

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'goldilocks' Neurons Promote Rem Sleep

It has been a mystery why REM sleep, or dream sleep, increases when the room temperature is 'just right'. Neuroscientists show that melanin-concentrating hormone neurons within the hypothalamus increase REM sleep when the need for body temperature...
Related topics: Neurons

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The Wellness Creep

Yesterday, New York Magazine’s The Cut published a story about hormonal birth control. Like other pieces in the expanding universe of pseudo-confessional health reporting, it’s a story about a woman who also happens to be a writer having doubts...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Video: Ice Opens Transgender Housing Unit For Illegals – Teaches Self-grooming, Provides Hormone...

ICE maintains a special housing facility for transgender illegal aliens. The agency has been bragging about it recently. ICE even holds classes to help transgender migrants appear more feminine while they wait to be processed. And ICE is very...
Related topics: Health Videos

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Modern Fertility Raises $15 Million To Sell Its Hormone Tests — And Gather More Fertility Data...

Modern Fertility is a San Francisco-based company that sells fertility tests directly to consumers, but increasingly, those customers will be educating the company, too. Indeed, the two-year-old startup now plans to develop a database of anonymized...
Related topics: Fertility, Startup

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Early Life Stress Plus Overexpressed Fkbp5 Protein Increases Anxiety Behavior

A new preclinical study finds that anxiety-like behavior increases when early life adversity combines with high levels of FKBP5 -- a protein capable of modifying hormonal stress response. Moreover, the researchers demonstrate this genetic-early life...
Related topics: Stress, Proteins, Anxiety, Medical Research, Genetics

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Eyebrow Hair Loss

Many factors can cause thinning or hair loss in the eyebrows, including hormonal imbalances, diet, some health conditions, and certain medications. This article looks at the causes and treatments for eyebrow hair loss.
Related topics: Diet

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Feeling Stressed? Then Your Dog Probably Feels Stressed, Too

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- This dog-eat-dog world got you feeling anxious? If so, your canine companion probably feels the same way, new research shows. A Swedish research team measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in hair samples taken from...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stress

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Here's Why La Jolla Pharmaceutical Has More Than Doubled Over The Last 2 Days

Shares of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQ: LJPC) are up 26% at 12:15 p.m. EDT Friday, continuing a 92% jump yesterday after the biotech announced impressive results for a phase 2 study of the company's hormone LJPC-401 in patients with...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Medical Research

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Dogs Mirror Stress Levels Of Their Owners

A new study found that dogs and their owners show similar levels of the stress hormone cortisol over time.The dog-owner cortisol relationship seems to be related to the owner's personality, as measured by the Big 5 model.Ultimately, dog owners...
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Owners Pass Stress Onto Pups, Study Finds

Extended human stress may be causing some unnecessary levels of anxiety in man’s best friend, as a recent study reveals owners’ stress hormone levels are mirrored by those of their furry friends.
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research, Anxiety

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Asco: Enzalutamide Beneficial In Metastatic Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 -- For men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer receiving testosterone suppression, enzalutamide is associated with significantly longer progression-free and overall survival, according to a study published...
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Snout Dated: Slow-evolving Elephant Shark Offers New Insights Into Human Physiology

Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology.

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Snout Dated: Slow-evolving Elephant Shark Offers New Insights Into Human Physiology

Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology.

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Newer Drug Kisqali (ribociclib) Extends Lives Of Young Breast Cancer Patients

SATURDAY, June 1, 2019 -- Adding a newer drug to standard hormone therapy lengthens the lives of younger women with advanced breast cancer, a new trial has found. The drug, called Kisqali (ribociclib), is already approved for treating such...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: Menopause And Heart Health: Why Timing Hormone Therapy Is Key

Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada are the first to study how perimenopause affects heart health in female mice.
Related topics: Menopause, Medical Research

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Enzalutamide Improves Survival For Men With Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer

Enzalutamide, an oral androgen receptor inhibitor, can improve outcomes for men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC), according to a large study presented by Christopher Sweeney, MBBS of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Lank...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Oral Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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A Drug Prolonged Life In Younger Women With Advanced Breast Cancer

Adding a newer medicine to the standard hormonal treatment helped women who had not reached menopause or were still going through it.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Menopause

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