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Published Wearable monitor detects stress hormone levels across a full 24-hour day (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Early warning signs of diseases caused by dysfunctional levels of stress hormones could be spotted more easily thanks to a new wearable device developed by researchers.
Published Exposure to dioxins can worsen thyroid function (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Exposure to dioxins can negatively impact thyroid function, according to a study presented Thursday at ENDO 2023, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.
Published Researchers create artificial enzyme for fast detection of disease-related hormone in sweat (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed a handheld sensor that tests perspiration for cortisol and provides results in eight minutes, a key advance in monitoring a hormone whose levels are a marker for many illnesses including various cancers.
Published Ten-minute scan enables detection and cure of the commonest cause of high blood pressure (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Doctors have used a new type of CT scan to light up tiny nodules in a hormone gland and cure high blood pressure by their removal. The nodules are discovered in one-in-twenty people with high blood pressure.
Published New study reveals differences in diagnosis of psychiatric disorders between geographies (via sciencedaily.com)
Diagnosing psychiatric disorders is challenging due to the lack of objective tests. Fortunately, genomic studies can reveal genes associated with increased risk of certain disorders. In a recent study, researchers from Japan investigated whether the genetic correlations between major psychiatric disorders differed among European and East Asian populations. They showed differences in how bipolar disorders are diagnosed by psychiatrists in the East and the West, which might affect the results of clinical trials.
Published New oral compound may help prevent and treat osteoporosis, researchers find (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers identified an oral compound that influences components of the parathyroid hormone signaling pathway to increase bone formation and bone mass in mice.
Published Recreating the adrenal gland in a petri dish (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A team coaxed stem cells to take on the characteristics and functions of a human adrenal gland, progress that could lead to new therapies for adrenal insufficiencies and a deeper understanding of the genetics of such disorders.
Published Hormone discovery could predict long term health of men (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have discovered the vital role of a hormone, that develops in men during puberty, in providing an early prediction of whether they could develop certain diseases in later life.
Published New drug can successfully treat patients typically resistant to high blood pressure treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new drug called Baxdrostat has been shown to significantly reduce high blood pressure (hypertension) in patients who may not respond to current treatments for the condition, according to results from a phase II trial.
Published The beta cell whisperer gene (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Diabetes, which affects millions of people worldwide, develops when the body either generates insufficient amounts of the hormone insulin -- a hormone that maintains healthy blood sugar -- or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. When the number of beta cells is too low or they aren't functioning properly, there isn't enough insulin getting released. Beta cells communicate with each other to secrete insulin in a coordinated manner. Scientists now show that the gene Wnt4 in beta cells enables them to sense glucose and release the hormone insulin that enables other cells in the body to store glucose. These insights could help to create replacement beta cells for diabetes therapy in the future.
Published Stem cell-derived organoids mimic human parathyroid tissue (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Patient-derived parathyroid organoids (PTOs) could pave the way for future physiology studies and drug-screening applications, as shown in a new study.
Published Fatty liver linked to survival in E. coli infection (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have developed a new way of looking at sex-biased diseases that is rooted in evolutionary biology.
Published HSD3B1 gene research shows association between genotype and endometrial cancer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The HSD3B1 gene could hold clues for predicting and treating endometrial cancer, according to a novel finding. Researchers found a certain HSD3B1 genotype was more common in women with type 2 endometrial cancer. Those patients show lower survival rates than those diagnosed with type 1 endometrial cancer, likely driven by the fact that type 2 patient cells are less hormone-dependent.
Published Insufficient insulin processing leads to overweight (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Overweight increases the risk of an imbalance in sugar metabolism and even of diabetes. A research group has now shown the opposite is true as well: deficits in the body's insulin production contribute to overweight.
Published Data on cancer risk from hormone therapy 'reassuring,' menopause experts say (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new scientific paper and other recent evidence offer important reassurances about the risk of breast cancer from hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms, two menopause experts say.
Published Researchers examine link between pesticides and thyroid cancer risk in Central California area (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In single pollutant models and within a 20-year period, 10 out of 29 reviewed pesticides were associated with thyroid cancer, including several of the most widely used ones in the U.S. These included paraquat dichloride, glyphosate and oxyfluorfen.
Published Researchers develop new agent to help root out hypertension-causing tumor (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed a noninvasive method to identify a potential cause of hypertension with a drastic reduction in radiation exposure, a new study shows. The fluorine-based reagent detects whether the hormone aldosterone is being produced abnormally, which is a possible sign of an adrenal adenoma, a tumor that can cause hypertension and can be removed surgically.
Published Thyroid problems linked to increased risk of dementia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Older people with hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The risk of developing dementia was even higher for people whose thyroid condition required thyroid hormone replacement medication.
Published The mere sight of a meal triggers an inflammatory response in the brain (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Even before carbohydrates reach the bloodstream, the very sight and smell of a meal trigger the release of insulin. For the first time, researchers have shown that this insulin release depends on a short-term inflammatory response that takes place in these circumstances. In overweight individuals, however, this inflammatory response is so excessive that it can impair insulin secretion.
Published Diabetes: Dopamine regulates insulin secretion through a complex of receptors (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In a leap forward for diabetes research, researchers reveal that the feel-good hormone, dopamine, regulates insulin secretion through a heteromeric complex of receptors, thereby providing new targets for antidiabetic medication and therapy. The study is the first to elucidate the mechanism behind dopamine's down-regulation of insulin secretion.