Tag: "thyroid" at biology news

New standard to help diagnose heart attacks

...rs of this type, including hormones used to assess thyroid function, and other markers for heart attack risk such as homocysteine and C-reactive protein. SRM 2921 is intended to help U.S. makers of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices sell their products in Europe. A European Union directive requires th...

JCI table of contents, 1 June 2004

... levels were higher than in the acute study, serum thyroid hormone levels were similar to those in pretreatme...tion between serum TSHR-antibody concentration and thyroid function seen in Graves disease patients. TITLE: Concentration-dependent regulation of thyrotropin...

Other highlights in the June 16 JNCI

...ant tissues, including breast, lung, prostate, and thyroid cancers, its role in tumor progression has remained unknown. In a new study, Abdullah Karadag, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues looked into whether BSP's interaction with othe...

Scientists discover genetic marker responsible for two-fold increase in risk of rheumatoid arthritis

...immune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, lupus and thyroid disease tend to group in families, but there has b...ne diseases, such as systemic lupus and autoimmune thyroid disease, as well as type 1 diabetes. "NIH has provided strong scientific and financial supp...

ORNL adds three R&D 100s to DOE lab-leading total

...ater. The chemical disrupts function of the human thyroid gland, which regulates metabolism in adults and physical development in children. The system created by ORNL uses a process known as selective ion exchange, which is the preferred treatment technology for removing contaminants such as perchlorate fro...

Other highlights in the July 7 JNCI

...ossible targeted therapy for the treatment of some thyroid cancers. About 30% of medullary thyroid carcinomas are inherited, either as part of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) syndromes...

Genetic mutation found that is major contributor to type 1 diabetes

...n other autoimmune diseases as well such as lupus, thyroid disease, arthritis and multiple sclerosis. SUMO-4 is the fourth gene identified that contributes to type 1 diabetes, taking a place just behind HLA, another regulator of immunity, in terms of relative risk. "Many genes are involved in type 1 diabete...

Leptin and obesity

...oid, the master of metabolism. Once activated, the thyroid gland then spreads word to the body's cells to increase energy production. Research results are published in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for the week of July 26.The team's contribution to the unde...

Leptin has layers of control

...herapeutic strategies for treatment of obesity and thyroid axisrelated diseases. ...

JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004

...herapeutic strategies for treatment of obesity and thyroid axisrelated diseases. TITLE: Regulation of hypothalamic prohormone convertases 1 and 2 and effects on processing of prothyrotropin-releasing hormone AUTHOR CONTACT: Eduardo A. Nillni Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital, 55 Claverick St. Provi...

Excess thyroid hormone harmful to fetus

...have showed, for the first time, that an excess of thyroid hormone during pregnancy has a direct toxic effect...rvive. The problems caused by a lack of sufficient thyroid hormone during pregnancy are well known and approximately two percent of all pregnant women now take...

Other highlights in the August 18 JNCI

...ary Thyroid Carcinoma In a new study of medullary thyroid carcinoma in mice, Brigitte M. Ptzer, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Rostock in Rostock, Germany, and colleagues found that disruption of oncogenic RET signaling is associated with decreased cell viability and cell proliferation in vivo , which i...

PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists

...on, causing cancer, injuring the immune system and thyroid gland, and impairing learning and memory. PCBs were generated worldwide largely by industries that manufactured plastics, paints, lubricants, transformers and other materials. In the mid-20th century, companies along the Hudson and other rivers in ...

Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose

SEATTLE The risk of thyroid cancer rises with increasing radiation dose, according to the most thorough risk analysis for thyroid cancer to date among people who grew up in the shadow of the 1986 Chernobyl power-plant disaster. Th...

Genetic differences might help distinguish thyroid cancers

COLUMBUS, Ohio Two types of thyroid cancer that are closely related and sometimes diff...e, used microarray analysis to show that papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) differ in the expression of only four or five...

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