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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 Exposure therapy to feared foods may help kids with eating disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Whether you're afraid of dogs, needles or enclosed spaces, one of the most effective interventions for this type of anxiety disorder is exposure therapy in which you confront your fear in a safe environment. A new study finds that exposure therapy is also a promising treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. They found that exposure to feared foods -- such as candy bars and pizza -- helped kids who were in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders experience decreased anxiety toward food.
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 Body Dissatisfaction Can Lead to Eating Disorders at Any Age (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with adolescents and young adults. Growing evidence, however, suggests that these conditions can occur at any time during a woman's lifespan, including at midlife. A new study finds that body dissatisfaction is a primary cause of eating disorders, especially during perimenopause.
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 Scientists uncover possible neural link between early life trauma and binge-eating disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Research has revealed how a pathway in the brain that typically provides signals to stop eating may be altered by early life trauma. The discovery, obtained from studies in mice adds new perspective to binge eating and obesity.
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 Circadian rhythm disruption found to be common among mental health disorders (via sciencedaily.com)
Scientists hypothesize that circadian rhythm disruption is a psychopathology factor shared by a broad range of mental illnesses and that research into its molecular foundation could be key to unlocking better therapies and treatments.
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 Deep brain stimulation shows promise against binge eating disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial in two patients with loss-of-control binge eating disorder (BED), according to researchers.
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.