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Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27

... ( s_pecor@acs.org ) Boston -- Analysis of endocrine disrupters, environmental issues andpolymers from renewable resources are among the topics that will be discussedhere August 23 through 27 at the 216th national meeting of the American ChemicalSociety, the world's largest scientific society. ...

Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy

... residing in the pancreas, theseislets are "little endocrine organs" that "make insulin and multiple hormones inaddition to insulin," said Diane Hatchell, a Duke professor of ophthalmology andcell biology who adds her medical expertise to the collaboration. "The trick is to see if we can design a syste...

Patient Workshop On Trigeminal Neuralgia Scheduled

...y tumors, acoustic neuromas and other vascular and endocrine disorders. Although the workshop is free, seating is limited and early reservations arerecommended. Please call 1-800-CEDARS-1 or 1-800-233-2771 to reserve a seat.Parking will be validated for visitor parking lots 1, 6 and 10....

Growth-Hormone Deficient Babies Are Normal Length At Birth, UB Study Finds

...vray, M.D., UBprofessor of pediatrics, a pediatric endocrine specialist in the School ofMedicine and Biomedical Sciences and at Children's Hospital of Buffalo andsenior author on the study. "People born with a growth hormone deficiency don't start out short,"MacGillivray said. "Growth isn't affected ...

Stress Hormone Tied To Depression And Conduct Disorder In Pregnant Teens

...tes ofdepression, such as the stress of parenting, endocrine factors, or psychosocialfactors are relatively more important to self-reports of depression than CRH." In conclusion, the authors suggest that the association betweendepression, conduct and CRH indicates that adolescents should be monitoredcl...

Researchers develop better means to diagnose adrenal gland tumors

...ents with VHL disease and 9 patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type2 (MEN2), another rare genetic disease characterized by pheochromocytomas. Useof the new test detected 97 percent of the tumors, whereas the other testsdetected only 47 to 74 percent of tumors. Although particularly useful indiagnosis...

University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health

...ell-beingand social relations to a host of neural, endocrine and immunologic measures. And the new center intersects with the Wisconsin Center for Affective Scienceand a critical mass of researchers who have been investigating social,behavioral and biomedical linkages for years. "The unique environment here, ...

Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations

... drinking and gender onbehavioral, biochemical and endocrine responses that follow smoking cessation.(more) PET and SPECT Imaging of Serotonergic & Cholinergic Markers in Smokers , led byRobert B. Innis Smoking cessation can lead to increases in depressive symptoms in vulnerableindividuals who quit smoking....

Lack of sleep alters hormones, metabolism

... produced striking changes inglucose tolerance and endocrine function -- changes that resembled the effectsof a...er sleeprecovery. "We found that the metabolic and endocrine changes resulting from a significantsleep debt mimic many of the hallmarks of aging," said <AHRE...

Estrogen has antitumor activity in hormone therapy-resistant breast tumors

...n subsequently stimulate breast cancer growth. New endocrine therapies, such as aromatase inhibitors and the antiestrogen fulvestrant, are being are used to augment the effects of tamoxifen, although some studies are suggesting that low levels of estrogen may also inhibit the growth of tamoxifen-stimulated bre...

Many children improperly measured in doctors offices

...St. Louis and St. Petersburg, Fla., with pediatric endocrine nurses as site coordinators. The researchers reviewed linear measurements of children and found only 30 percent of children were measured precisely. After training measurers in proper technique and introducing proper equipment, the researchers found...

Persistent mild depression in older adults may lower immunity and ability to fight off disease

...dysregulation of the proinflammatory cytokines and endocrine functions has been associated with depression as well as aging, especially in adults over 60, said McGuire. Other factors in addition to aging can have a role in lowering older adults immunity. Lack of social support has been reported in the research...

Hormone therapy for breast cancer - the treatments of the future

... so the rationale for the most widely used medical endocrine therapies is invariably based around blocking or withdrawing the stimulation that oestrogen provides to oestrogen receptor positive breast cancers. How that is done depends on whether the patient is pre or post-menopausal. In pre-menopausal women GnR...

First European trial for new breast cancer vaccine

... variable responses to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine treatment and other immunotherapies. But, as we get better at diagnosis and understanding the genetic make-up of tumours it should become possible to make better predictions about which treatment is best for which patient and to combine treatments th...

UCSD team reviews pituitary gland development, from a common primordium to distinct cell types

...c mouth into an organ comprising multiple distinct endocrine cell types, is described by two University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine researchers in a review published March 22, 2002 in the journal Science. M. Geoffrey Rosenfeld, M.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and UCSD ...

Polycystic ovaries can lead to coronary artery calcification, says University of Pittsburgh

...r growth and infertility, is a common reproductive endocrine disorder affecting five percent of the female population. Women with PCOS also experience several metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, increased circulating insulin levels, abnormal blood lipid levels and increased central obesity (...

Early promise of alternative hormone treatment for breast cancer

...en, meaning that there is now a choice of adjuvant endocrine therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone-responsive tumours." In an accompanying Commentary (p 2126), Peter Ravdin from the University of Texas, USA, states: "The ATAC trial is the initial vanguard of several trials that will examine aromatase i...

Early promise of alternative hormone treatment

...en, meaning that there is now a choice of adjuvant endocrine therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone-responsive tumours."...

Estrogen may lower women's risk of heart disease by working as damper on inflammation

...onstration in humans of this capacity of estrogen, endocrine researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that estrogen may suppress production of several pro-inflammatory components at the cellular, molecular and plasma levels. Results of this preliminary study were presented here today (June 20, 2002...

Behavior plays key role in disease development and control, according to 10-year prospective review

...d certain cancers. Researchers have found that the endocrine system serves as one central gateway for psychological influences on health; stress and depression can provoke the release of pituitary and adrenal hormones that have multiple effects on immune function and can lead to actual health changes. Corona...

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