Tag: "pituitary" at medical news
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...t. And while prolactin is primarily produced inthe pituitary
gland, Clevenger's team found that tissues in the breast are ableto make the hormone, too. Clevenger notes that, in the adult stomach, the proteins that constitutethe antibodies, hormones, and growth factors in breast milk would not surviveex...
Growth-Hormone Deficient Babies Are Normal Length At Birth, UB Study Finds
...nthis study required treatment for deficiencies in pituitary
hormones. Babies whowere hypoglycemic received ear...ld prompt an evaluation ofhormones produced by the pituitary
gland, i.e. growth hormone, thyroid- andadrenal-stimulating hormones. Replacing these hormones prot...
'Glitches' discovered and fixed in animal study make surgery for human pituitary tumors quicker, safer and less painful
...peeds recovery for patients whoneed surgery of the pituitary
gland. The animal study that led to the safe use ...roendoscopic and AdvancedSurgical Techniques.' The pituitary
gland, about the size of a pea and located beneath the brain andbehind the nose, produces a variety ...
Medical tip sheet for June 4 (a)
...eeds recovery for patients who need surgery of the pituitary
gland. Theanimal study that led to the safe use of the technique in human surgery appearsin the April issue of the 'Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced SurgicalTechniques.' NEW NON-SURGICAL THERMOTHERAPY AVAILABLE FOR TREATMENT OF PROSTATE DISE...
Comprehensive pituitary center at Cedars-Sinai brings together under one roof
medical, surgical, research and other components
...ical Center islaunching a unique and comprehensive pituitary
center. What makes this centerunique is that, for ...grates under one roof Cedars-Sinai'sworld-renowned pituitary
disease treatment and research programs with some ofthe most advanced and innovative types of skull ...
Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler
...sults from gonadotropin - ahormone produced by the pituitary
gland - prematurely stimulating the testes tosecrete androgens, which in turn trigger sexual development....
Fully endoscopic micro-surgery puts a former Jr. Olympic athlete back on the marathon trail
... a hockey scholarship, had a nearlygolf ball-sized pituitary
tumor removed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Sku...and is using the marathon to increase awareness of pituitary
tumors and toraise money for a special fund at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Skull BaseInstitute f...
Cedars-Sinai Medical tip sheet for Oct. 14
...itiesin the United States, brain surgery to remove pituitary
tumors is now being donefully endoscopically and w... ahockey scholarship, had a nearly golf ball-sized pituitary
tumor removed atCedars-Sinai Medical Center's Skull Base Institute on July 8,1998. ThisDecember, ju...
Skull Base Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to host fourth annual Skull Base Surgery Symposium
... to be covered at the three-day conference include pituitary
tumors, fully endoscopic microsurgical procedures, radiosurgery, meningiomas, chordomas and more. A group of international experts comprise the faculty for this symposium: Prof. Jean D'Haens, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Academ...
Studies of growth hormone result in new class of drugs
..., which is caused by a brain tumor that causes the pituitary
gland to produce massive amounts of growth hormone. The disease, most commonly seen in middle-aged adults, is characterized by abnormal growth of the hands, feet, and bone and cartilage in the face and other parts of the body; and enlargement of the...
Estrogen-driven gene activates human pituitary tumors, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers find
...ogen stimulates a newly discovered oncogene in the pituitary
gland, setting the stage for cell proliferation, a...been known for many years that estrogen causes the pituitary
to become hypervascular -- during pregnancy, it doubles in size -- but there has never been a proven...
How long-term alcohol consumption can damage the immune system
... CRF and VP are transported from the brain to the pituitary
gland (located at the base of the brain), where they cause the release of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH). ACTH then enters the body's circulation, travelling down to the adrenal glands (located at the top of the kidneys), causing them to produce cortico...
Sharp drop in stress hormones may set stage for arthritis, multiple sclerosis after pregnancy
...ng hormone (CRH). This hormone is produced in the pituitary
gland in response to stress, and ultimately signals the production of cortisol, norepinephrine, and 1,25 hydroxyvitamin D3. Similarly, CRH is also produced by the placenta. "It appears as if suppression of IL-12 and TNF alpha results indirectly fro...
Hormone therapy for breast cancer - the treatments of the future
...), LH (luteinizing hormone) - both produced by the pituitary
gland - and hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin), produced by the placenta. The pituitary
hormones are produced throughout the menstrual cycle and stimulate the growth and differentiation of...
UCSD team reviews pituitary gland development, from a common primordium to distinct cell types
Development of the anterior pituitary
gland, from a common primordium in the roof of the...nuclear events that take place during key steps in pituitary
gland development. Lying at the base of the brain, the pituitary
is a pea-sized gland that secretes ...
Jefferson scientists find Cox-2 may play role in some brain tumors
...ain tumors (3 to 6 cases per 100,000 persons), and pituitary
tumors known as pituitary
macroadenomas. Surgery and radiation are somewhat effective, but both diseases frequently return aft...
Directed antisense expression moderates feeding and weight gain
... secretogogue receptor (GHS-R) on hypothalamic and pituitary
neurons, promoting GH release, and leaving the treated animals in a state of positive energy balance, where they become obese when supplied unlimited food. To test the possibility that hypothalamic ghrelin-responsive neurons mediate the behavioral a...
UNC studies add new dimension to 'lock-and-key' theory of drug action
...nist, he said. Results involving the rat brain and pituitary
found that these drugs acted as an agonist, like dopamine, in activating some functions. Yet the same drug could also be an antagonist, blocking dopamine-like activity, for other functions controlled by the very same dopamine receptors. To confirm t...
Behavior plays key role in disease development and control, according to 10-year prospective review
...; 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. Coronary Heart Disease - Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and over the past decade there has be...
UK study suggests possible link between colorectal cancer and human growth hormone therapy
...hormone treatment and increased cancer risk. Human pituitary
growth hormone was widely used to counteract short...ed during childhood and early adulthood with human pituitary
growth hormone between 1959 and 1985. The risk of cancer in the study population was compared with t...