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The big brain in suicides

...e with depression and sucidal attitude had heavier adrenal glands. The researchers said all suicide victims should have a routine post-mortem examination to check for oedema (fluid collection in the brain),a thorough brain chemistry and the state of brain receptors at death so as tofocus further light on...

High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

...tudes. These steroid hormones are produced by the adrenal gland occur naturally in the bloodstream and brain tissue of all healthy individuals. They are important for physical and mental wellbeing, but levels decline with age. The research team discovered the concentration of these hormones in women living...

Hormone Imbalance may lead to prolonged fatigue

...e production of the stress hormone cortisol by the adrenal glands. Chronic fatigue is characterized by aches, pains and overwhelming tiredness. It's cause is not well understood, but some patients do improve on hydrocortisone, which is closely related to cortisol. Researchers in Germany and Switzerland h...

Lowering Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

...ogen. However, estrogen is still produced from the adrenal glands and from fatty tissues. He says by using an aromatase inhibitor like exemestane, that small residual amount of estrogen is even further reduced. Dr. Cole says, "You're taking low estrogen and you're making it even lower. Now, why does that mat...

Lorenzos oil for prevention of pediatric neurological disorder

...es its fatty covering called myelin sheath and the adrenal gland degenerates. This can lead to increasing neurological disability and ultimately to death. There are no cures for the disease condition and treatment involves hormonal therapy and bone marrow transplants. These treatment options are effective o...

Autism nothing more than an extreme form of male brain development

...s from their testes, and female fetuses from their adrenal glands. The possibility of female children being affected with the disease can still not be ruled out because they too could be exposed to higher than normal level of hormones. Further research in the same direction would help understand if autis...

Metastasis of Neuroblastoma linked to Loss Of Caspase-8 gene

...the adult embryo models tumor metastasis to ovary, adrenal gland, kidney and liver were seen. These metastasizing cells were tested and they were found to have lost the expression of the caspase-8 gene. But this gene did not affect the growth of the tumor cells. One important discovery that was made is th...

Adrenal Suppression not predicted by inhaled corticosteroids

...affects that are associated with it. Which include adrenal suppression and growth deceleration; continue to b...impairment of growth of these children can predict adrenal function suppression. To test the hypothesis low dose synacthen test was performed in 72 asthmatic...

Autoimmune Diseases – Newer Preventive Measure

...t infection of the skin and/or mucous membrane and adrenal gland insufficiency, two will result in a condition called APS1 (Mutation in the Aire gene) and nearly about 16 autoimmune diseases in a lifetime. The same mutation causes a defect in iNKT cells, a type of regulatory cell that helps the immune syst...

Genetic Link to Adrenal Tumor Revealed

...important enzyme can result in a rare tumor of the adrenal glands appears //. The enzyme is one of a class of...and, in collecting samples from patients with rare adrenal disorders. Scientists from Sapio Sciences in York, Pennsylvania, assisted in the analysis of the dat...

Stress – Buster : Hormonal Nasal Spra

...an important hormone, cortisol, is secreted by the adrenal glands. Despite its other functions, it is widely known as the 'stress hormone'. Beate Ditzen, a psychologist at Emory University, Atlanta, USA, reported that the level of cortisol, which increased during stress, plummeted in patients administered ...

Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients

...o has pioneered the use of RFA in thyroid, kidney, adrenal and bone cancer. The combined treatment may have far-reaching effects, Dupuy says. "You might be able to treat tumors elsewhere in the body with similar results," Dupuy says. "There are a lot of opportunities for exploring the synergy of thermal ab...

A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin

...easing androgen production in both the ovaries and adrenal glands. The result is fewer acne flares. Menopause and Hormones During menopausal years, several hormonal changes occur. The estrogen level in the body begins to lower and women will begin to notice a thinning of their skin and loss of elasticity. ...

Hormones and the Skin: the Role Hormones Play as We Age

...ommon in conditions such as polycystic ovaries and adrenal hyperplasia,” said Dr. Jaliman. “In addition, women with hormonal acne also may experience irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, infertility or diabetes. It’s vitally important for these women to consult with their physician, as a blood test can deter...

New breast cancer drug on the block

...orks by inhibiting the oestrogen production in the adrenal gland. Apparently more than 4,000 women are expected to benefit from the use of this drug. England and Wales also intend to introduce this drug into the market by the end of this year. Keeping in mind the efficacy that has been noted so far, this dr...

Black and White in ‘Shades of Grey

...epithelium of the retina, zona recticularis of the adrenal gland, stria vascularis of the inner ear and some areas of the brain. Melanin molecules are composed of aggregates of smaller molecules of polyacetylene, polypyrrole, polyaniline and their copolymers. The type of melanin differs according to the prop...

3-D Ultrasound Identifies Women at Risk for Impending Preterm Birth

...D ultrasound was used to measure the size of fetal adrenal glands//, according to an abstract presented by Ya...t. 'Our results suggest that examining the fetal adrenal gland at the time a woman is evaluated for symptoms of preterm labor, may have major beneficial clin...

Targeting the Adrenal Gland Could Be Key Against Heart Failure

... in animals by using gene therapy to shut down the adrenal gland’s excessive// output of fight or flight horm...art failure. Such a novel approach – targeting the adrenal gland in addition to the heart – provides a potential new strategy against heart failure, and could ...

Primitive Yeast Yields Secrets Of Human Cholesterol And Drug Metabolism

...equired for making natural steroid hormones in the adrenal glands. “Collectively, our experiments suggest that Dap1 acts as a common regulator of cytochrome P450s in mammals,” says Espenshade. Because Dap1 affects one particular P450 responsible for drug metabolism, Espenshade suspects that genetic var...

Stress may Make Cancer Cells Resist Treatment

... Levels of epinephrine, which is produced by the adrenal glands, are sharply increased in response to stressful situations and can remain continuously elevated during persistent stress and depression, according to previous research. The goal of the current study - reported in the online Journal of Biolo...

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