Tag: "thyroid" at biology news
Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates
... concert with vitamin E and is required for normal thyroid
hormone metabolism. The study was funded in part by grants from the American Institute of Cancer Research, the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health....
Autoimmunity Gene Discovered
...ly endocrine organs, such as parathyroid gland, thyroid
gland, adrenal cortex and the gonads. The patients generate autoantibodies against the affected organs which consequently become functionless during the course of the life-long disease. APECED is known to be an inherited condition and in...
Research Finds Alligator Problems Also Evident In Less Polluted Lakes
...addition, tests also showed a new problem: altered thyroid
hormone levels. The results are scheduled to appear in the Feb. 17 issue of the scientific journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Also during the studies, researchers for the first time found possible effects of environmental toxicants on ...
Hormone Activators Stimulate Skin Growth In Fetal Rats Suggesting Possible Skin Treatment For Premature Infants
...on of amultilayered SC. Certain hormones, such as thyroid
hormone and estrogens havealso been shown to accelerate barrier maturation. However, past research hasshown these hormones are not required for barrier formation. Williams and research colleagues have previously shown that certainactivators...
Mice Lacking The Pax8 Gene Suffer From Hypothyroidism And Fail To FormThyroxin-Producing Cells Of The Thyroid Gland
... formation of the thyroxin producing cells of the thyroid
gland. 1:5000 to 1:3000 individuals ...er from hypothyroidism due to malformations of the thyroid
gland. Little is known about the molecules involved in the formation of the thyroid. Am...
FDA Approves Hopkins-Designed Implants To Restore Lost Voices
...he neck, creating about an inch-size openingin the thyroid
cartilage to reach the vocal cord. Using specially designedinstruments, they insert "sizers," or dummy devices of varying sizes and ask thepatients to speak. When the patient recognizes his or her "correct" voice, thephysicians remove the sizer and...
New Research On Environmental Pollutants
...rine disruptive pollutants. Amongother things, the thyroid
hormone system, which regulates metabolism will be...inated flameretardant. TBBP-A can compete with the thyroid
hormone tyroxine - one of the feweffects shown for TBBP-A in biological systems. Several other bromi...
New Study Highlights Hazards On Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
... sex hormones (estrogens,androgens andprogestins), thyroid
hormones and retinoids. Many of these systems may beaffected by the samegroups of chemicals. Their functions cannot be fully understood in isolation. EDSs may induce changes in the normal development, cause different degrees ofsex reversal andaffect...
Surgical Experience Improves Thyroidectomy Outcome
... patients undergoing theoperation for more serious thyroid
conditions. Disorders of the thyroid
gland occur in 3 percent to 5 percent of thepopulation and are the second most prevalent endocrine d...
"Health Of Hanford" Conference Gathers Diverse Audience To Review And Discuss Health Issues
...topics - from toxicexposure in Hanford workers and thyroid
disease indownwinders to the protection of nesting birds and bats onthe Hanford site. Among those presenting at the conferenceare members of local research companies, university facultyand experts from national and state health organizations. "This...
New Monitoring Technique Checks Thyroid Cancer Without Misery
The good news about thyroid
cancer is that treatment for it isrelatively easy. Surgeons remove the thyroid
gland and follow with a dose ofradioactive iodine designed to destroy lingering cells. The bad news...
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to present first documentation of man-made chemical contaminants in the amniotic fluid of unborn babies
... harmless,others have been found to interfere with thyroid
hormone metabolism, forexample. In this initial study, which was performed to test the hypothesis that foreignsubstances are present and quantifiable in amniotic fluid, the researcherssearched for a varied but limited group of contaminants. "We only...
Perchlorate found in fertilizers
...tothe article. Perchlorate's potential to disrupt thyroid
function raisesconcerns about thyroid
cancer and its effects on the developing nervous system. The new study lends support to other report...
Evolutionary change leapfrogs over tadpoles
... tadpole phase of development but still requires a thyroid
to grow into fully formed adults. "We already kn...id they manage to do it?' Since a tadpole requires thyroid
hormone to mature into an adult, was the hormone eliminated along with the tadpole phase? It had bee...
Trans-NIH collaboration with NIOSH initiates studies of racial and ethnic disparities in health
...n exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and thyroid
function and psychosocial measures in a population of Mohawk adolescents living along the St. Lawrence River in the Awkwesasne Nation in upstate New York. The results could be of value to populations that consume large amounts of fish, in which PCBs ...
Chemical flame retardant found in salmon
...erm exposure may include cancer, liver damage, and thyroid
gland dysfunction. Recent research on young mice showed an adverse affect on neurodevelopment, learning, memory, and behavior. Some brominated flame retardants may have hormone-mimicking properties that could cause reproductive problems in wildlife. ...
Genetic mutation causes cardiac conduction disease
...isease, viral infections, auto-immune disease, and thyroid
dysfunction. The child required a pacemaker to regulate her heart rhythm. Subsequent examination of family members revealed nearly identical findings in an older sister, who also required pacemaker implantation, and evidence of slowed conduction in ...
More light makes redfish grown faster
... this discovery while studying the workings of the thyroid
gland in redfish and how it affects their behavior and metabolism. The thyroid
gland releases a chemical, thyroxine, which regulates fish growth and metabolism - the way fish rece...
Consuming more protein, less carbohydrates may be healthier
...yman's lab). The study also found higher levels of thyroid
hormones among women who ate the protein diet, suggesting a higher rate of metabolism. Protein-eaters also experienced a significant decline of overall triglycerides (fat in the blood) and a slight rise in HDL (the desirable component of cholesterol)...
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute discover a therapeutic strategy for "misfolding diseases" analogous to Alzheimer's disease
...ecreted by the liver into the bloodstream to carry thyroid
hormone and vitamin A. Normally, TTR circulates in the blood as an active "tetramer" made up of four separate copies, or protein subunits, that bind to each other. These subunits come from two different genes on two different chromosomes. The result...
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