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Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... and benign tumors. Cells generated from the pituitary tumor cells had the same genetic makeup and ... for their genetic makeup and behavior. pituitary adenomas have unusual characteristics that ... clues about several types of stem cells. The pituitary gland, situated at the base of the brain behind ...

Sports Doping's Effect May Be in the Mind

... said study co-author Dr. Ken Ho, head of the pituitary research unit at the Garvan Institute of Medical ... (HGH) is produced naturally by the anterior pituitary gland at the base of the brain. It is a key ... SOURCES: Ken Ho, M.D., Ph.D., head, pituitary research unit, Garvan Institute of Medical ...

Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients

... linked to the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland, researchers have tried to give patients ... of a hormone that stimulates the patient's pituitary to produce its own natural growth hormone. In ... He also wondered if chronic stimulation of the pituitary gland might cause it to enlarge or even become ...

Video: Trinity Mother Frances Neurosurgeon First in Region to Remove Brain Tumor Using Unique Surgical Procedure

... from a unique surgical procedure that removes pituitary tumors without making incisions in the skin. ... the patient's nasal cavity is used to access the pituitary tumor. The pituitary gland is a small, cherry-shaped double structure ...

Researchers identify key proteins needed for ovulation

... is made largely of cells known as granulosa cells. Each month, the pituitary gland releases follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone which ... into a mature follicle. Midway through the woman's monthly cycle, the pituitary releases a large surge of luteinizing hormone, which causes the follicle ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Immediate Availability of Degarelix for the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer

... agonist by binding immediately and reversibly to GnRH receptors in the pituitary gland, quickly reducing the release of gonadotropins and consequently ... antagonist, degarelix reversibly binds to the GnRH receptors in the pituitary gland, immediately suppressing the secretion of the luteinizing hormone ...

Research Identifies Predictors for Successful IVF

... stimulation) during ART cycles in patients who have previously received pituitary suppression. BRAVELLE administered SC or IM, in conjunction with hCG, is indicated in patients who have previously received pituitary suppression. Only physicians thoroughly familiar with infertility ...

K-State Veterinarian Discusses Treating Dogs With Cushing's Disease

... is either caused by a tumor of the adrenal gland or, more commonly, of the pituitary gland. He said if the Cushing's disease is caused by an adrenal gland tumor, veterinarians usually try to remove the tumor. If it's a more common pituitary gland tumor, veterinarians rely on medication. Harkin said Trilostane, ...

Central California Doctors Now Using Fast RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology to Battle Cancer

... possible with earlier forms of treatment. Two patients battling advanced pituitary gland cancer and advanced lung cancer were among the first people to benefit from RapidArc treatments at Cancer Care Associates. "Our patient with pituitary gland cancer required a very tight, narrow margin of error because of the ...

Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk

... ability of the heart to pump blood. TSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates thyroid activity. A high TSH reading means that the pituitary is working hard to get the thyroid into action. A clear indicator of ...

Ipsen and Debiopharm Extend Their Agreement for the Exclusive Commercialization of Decapeptyl(R) (triptorelin pamoate) in Europe and Certain Other Territories

... secreted by the hypothalamus, which initially stimulates the release of pituitary gonadotrophins (hormones produced by the pituitary gland), which in turn control hormonal secretions by the testes and ...

Jefferson researchers uncover new evidence of prolactin's possible role in breast cancer

... the hormone prolactin in breast cancer. They have found that prolactin, a pituitary hormone that normally stimulates breast development and milk production, ... of Jak1 as a new drug target in patients. Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland, and important for milk production during lactation. Receptors for ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

... Administration (FDA) for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. As a receptor antagonist, FIRMAGON reversibly binds to the GnRH receptors in the pituitary gland, immediately suppressing the secretion of the luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and subsequently, testosterone ...

Low T Specialist, reNEW MAN Promotes National Network of Doctors

... Andropause: 1. They typically under treat patients 2. They do not always test for estrogen conversion 3. They do not protect glands, including the pituitary gland and testicles from atrophy 4. They focus too much on prescribing medications for individual symptoms, such as depression or ED Risk of ...

RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enabling Fast, Accurate Treatments for Pennsylvania Cancer Patients

... For the patient with the brain tumor, Dr. Andrews was able to deliver a RapidArc treatment designed to minimize exposure of her eyes, pituitary gland, and other sensitive organs and tissues in the head and neck. For both patients, the RapidArc treatments were much faster than would have ...

IROs Help Determine Medical Necessity of Growth Hormone Therapy

... Limited Approval for Children The FDA has approved HGH for children to treat rare genetic conditions, such as Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) or pituitary Dwarfism where it has shown therapeutic benefits. In all cases, HGH treatment requires the assistance of a pediatric endocrinologist. Although it has ...

Penn vet researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive

... cell self-renewal. Moreover, the study shows that the origin of this growth factor is the Leydig cell located in the testes and stimulated by the pituitary gland to supply testosterone that secretes Csf1 and enhances self-renewal of the stem cells. The finding, based upon a decade of related ...

Schering-Plough Announces European Submission of Fertility Medicine Corifollitropin Alfa

... allergic (hypersensitive) to follitropin beta or any of the other ingredients of PUREGON have a tumour of the ovary, breast, uterus, testis, pituitary gland or hypothalamus are pregnant or breast-feeding have heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding where the cause is not known ...

Prostate cancer drug reduces testosterone levels in as little as 3 days

... detected. "Degarelix is a new gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist. It works by binding to, and blocking, the GnRH receptors in the pituitary gland, reducing the amount of LH and FSH hormones that are released. This leads directly to a rapid fall in testosterone." Group one (207 ...

Mind (Body and Spirit) Over Madness

... then plummet and disrupt sleep. Plus, some research suggests that it ups stress by increasing the release of stress hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands. Eat To Win - All the sugar packed-foods that give an instant boost are also the ones that cause dramatic shifts in ...

Growth Hormone Boost May Not Slow Alzheimer's

... the other half consumed a placebo. The researchers found that MK-677 was well-tolerated and produced a desirable 60 percent-plus increase in the pituitary gland's production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) within just six weeks. This boost increased to nearly 73 percent by the end of one year. ...

Hormone shows promise in reversing Alzheimer’s disease and stroke

... they need to be to work." The therapy known as PACAP27 -- is a hormone produced by the body that is a general neuro-protectant. PACAP stands for pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide. "It is a general protector of the brain against many types of insult and injury," Banks says. He ...

Drug Boosts Natural Growth Hormone in Seniors

... His team reported its findings in the Nov. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine . Human growth hormone, produced naturally by the body's pituitary gland, is essential to healthy development and the maintenance of tissues and organs. But as people enter their 30s and 40s, levels of the hormone ...

Scientists identify new gene responsible for puberty disorders

... and age 8 or 9 in girls. It starts when the hypothalamus in the brain releases more gonadotropin releasing hormone, or GnRH, which stimulates the pituitary gland to make puberty-related hormones. This prompts ovaries to produce estrogen and eggs and testes to produce testosterone and sperm. Pubertal ...

Rutgers receives $2.3 million federal grant to research use, safety of antipsychotics

... analyses of national Medicaid data. The third substudy will examine several populationwide safety issues across the age spectrum, including risks of pituitary tumors, diabetes and outcomes for elderly with dementia who live in the community. "The initiative by AHRQ and the FDA to fund this study ...

Brain surgery is getting easier on patients

... is a tube with a light and a lens. It enables the surgeon to see tissue. Using this technique, Duckworth can remove certain tumors located in the pituitary gland or at the base of the skull. Duckworth predicts less-invasive brain surgery will become increasingly common because it offers big ....

Heavy birthweight increases risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

... (HPA) axis, and this axis may be affected in utero. The HPA axis is the body's neuroendocrine system that involves the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands; this system is responsible for handling stress by regulating the production of cortisol, neurotransmitters and key hormones. ...

Zebrafish enable scientists to study the migration of neurons that enable sexual maturity

... 8 or 9, when the hypothalamus in the brain begins releasing more gonadotropin releasing hormone, or GnRH, Dr. Layman explains. GnRH stimulates the pituitary gland to make follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, which prompt ovaries to produce estrogen and eggs and testes to produce ...

Black Athletes' Hearts May Differ From Those of Whites

... health from a long and punishing sports career. Reporting in the June 3 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine , researchers found a high rate of pituitary hormone deficiency in Turkish boxers. The deficiency was greatest among those who had the longest careers in the ring, the researchers said, ...

Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk

... the normal range may increase the risk of fatal coronary heart disease in women, a Norwegian study finds. Thyrotropin, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, is released into the blood and acts on the thyroid gland to stimulate its growth and function. "Emerging evidence indicates that levels of ...

Growth hormone is used to treat twice as many short boys than girls in the US and Asia

... growth failure. Prior to 1985, only children with the most severe growth hormone deficiency were treated because of the very limited supply of human pituitary GH. In 2003, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of rhGH for the treatment of idiopathic short stature, for children who are ...

Immunotherapy: enlisting the immune system to fight cancer

... by prostate cancer cells in some patients following treatment. Immune-related side effects -- including skin rash, diarrhea and a deficiency in pituitary hormone production -- were most common in the group receiving the higher ipilimumab doses. Fong and colleagues will continue to study CTLA-4 ...

Parkinson's Drug May Fight Cancer

... SATURDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- The drug dopamine -- currently used to treat patients with conditions such as Parkinson's disease, pituitary tumors and heart attack -- may also prove effective in cancer patients, a Mayo Clinic study finds. In laboratory and mouse tests, researchers ...

Mayo Clinic study shows Parkinson's disease drug might work in cancer patients

... the brain that regulates movement and affects behavior. In its synthetic form, dopamine is used to treat heart attack victims, Parkinsons disease and pituitary tumors. But it wasnt known until now that dopamine worked by blocking the growth of new blood vessels (a process called angiogenesis). Researchers ...

Stress hormone impacts memory, learning in diabetic rodents

... health. Cortisol production is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (HPA), a hormone-producing system involving the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain and the adrenal gland located near the kidney. People with poorly controlled diabetes often have an overactive HPA axis and ...

Mylan Restores Availability of Generic Levothyroxine in Florida

... to limit consumer access to affordable and effective medications." Levothyroxine Sodium is indicated for the treatment of hypothyroidism and pituitary TSH suppression. According to IMS Health, more prescriptions are filled nationwide with Mylan's Levothyroxine Sodium tablets than any other ...

NuView Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. Secures Exclusive Rights From Thomas Jefferson University for a Tumor-Specific Imaging Agent for the Diagnosis of Breast and Prostate Cancers

... of its treatment will contribute to the management of these diseases. All human tumors over-express vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) receptors known as VPAC1, VPAC2 and PAC1. In vitro/in vivo evaluations are currently under way for ...

Doctors: Talk Therapy Newest Hope for Treating One Physical Side Effect of Holiday Blues

... reducing stress is key for many infertility patients, with potential for both mental and physical benefits. On the physical side, stress signals the pituitary gland that the body is in trouble, said Laura Reuter, M.D., medical director at Midwest Fertility Specialists. "This can slow the release of the ...

UT Southwestern: Patients with mild Cushing syndrome may benefit from adrenalectomy

... are exposed to excessive levels of cortisol, a hormone which helps regulate glucose and fat metabolism. Cushing syndrome is caused by tumors of the pituitary or adrenal glands making too much hormone for long periods of time. Symptoms vary, but most people with Cushings, also called hypercortisolism, ...

Use of intraoperative MRI adds time but care-changing information to neurosurgery, study shows

... included 122 patients between the ages of 6-77 who underwent 130 neurosurgical and ear, nose and throat procedures, including 106 craniotomies and 17 pituitary resections. The study showed that 73% of the patients who had undergone intraoperative MRI had additional surgical resection based on the ...
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