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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 Elimination of type of bacteria suggests treatment for endometriosis (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A research group has discovered that using an antibiotic to target Fusobacterium, a common bacterium that causes inflammation, improved the symptoms of endometriosis. Their findings suggest an alternative treatment for the disease.
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 Dynamic expression of brain serotonin receptors across the menstrual cycle provides clues about premenstrual dysphoric disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study explores the interplay between the serotonin system and estradiol in the brain, showing that the central nervous system in patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) seems to increase serotonin transporter density from the periovulatory phase (when estradiol levels are high) to premenstrual cycle phase (when both estradiol and progesterone are decreasing). The findings have the potential to advance the clinical treatment of PMDD.
Published Migraines during menstruation: Low estrogen levels paired with higher CGRP levels may jump start migraine (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
As estrogen levels fluctuate, a new study has found for female participants with migraine, their levels of the protein calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) that plays a key role in starting the migraine process also fluctuate.
Published Does lifetime exposure to estrogen affect risk of stroke? (via sciencedaily.com)
People with a higher cumulative estrogen exposure throughout their life may have a lower risk of stroke, according to a new study. The lower risk was found for both ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.
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 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 Birth choices after previous cesarean and risk of pelvic floor surgery (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section is associated with an increased risk of pelvic floor surgery compared with planning another cesarean, according to a new study. The findings provide useful information to help women who have had a previous cesarean section when planning how to give birth in their next pregnancy.
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 Fungal association with tumors may predict worse outcomes (via sciencedaily.com)
The presence of some fungal species in tumors predicts -- and may even help drive -- worse cancer outcomes, according to a new study.
Published Advanced imaging sheds light on immune escape of shape-shifting fungus (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fungal pathogens have a major global impact upon human health -- they are often difficult to diagnose and treat, and there is an urgent need for better diagnostics and more effective antifungal treatments. Using newly developed imaging technologies, researchers have now revealed how Candida albicans, a common fungus, evades immune responses. According to the researchers this involves an 'alien-like' shape shifting that allows the fungus to break out of immune cells.
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.