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.
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.
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
BRAVELLE administered SC or IM, in conjunction with hCG, is indicated in
patients who have previously received pituitary
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
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
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
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
"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 Alzheimers 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.
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.
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).
Stress hormone impacts memory, learning in diabetic rodents
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
limit consumer access to affordable and effective medications."
Levothyroxine Sodium is indicated for the treatment of hypothyroidism
TSH suppression. According to IMS Health, more prescriptions
are filled nationwide with Mylan's Levothyroxine Sodium tablets than any
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)
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
"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 ...