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2013-11-25 23:22:43

Forensic Psychiatrist Renee Sorrentino Available for Commentary on Chemical Castration Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Yesterday in Boston, accused sex offender John Burbine offered to undergo surgical castration to reduce his sex drive if it means a massive reduction in his sentence, according to a November 20th FOX Boston story.* Facing more than 40 life sentences for a series of alleged rapes and assaults at Wakefield day care center in charges brought by the Middlesex County...

2013-07-16 22:34:28

In a study that included more than 10,000 men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) was associated with a significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury, with variations observed with certain types of ADTs, according to a study in the July 17 issue of JAMA. "Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer. While this therapy has been traditionally reserved for patients with advanced disease, ADT...

2013-06-18 19:31:34

Hormonal therapy for transsexual patients is safe and effective, a multicenter European study indicates. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Transsexual individuals who seek treatment may feel as though they were born the wrong gender. Surgical and hormonal therapies are available to help these people change their external characteristics to match their internal image of themselves. Hormonal therapy involves large doses...

2013-03-18 20:42:21

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that a protein called Siah2 helps prostate cancer cells resist hormone therapy -- ;making it an attractive biomarker and therapeutic target Hormonal therapies can help control advanced prostate cancer for a time. However, for most men, at some point their prostate cancer eventually stops responding to further hormonal treatment. This stage of the disease is called androgen-insensitive or castration-resistant prostate cancer. In a study published March...

2012-12-14 15:12:38

Previously unknown protein function could be a treatment target Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a molecular switch that enables advanced prostate cancers to spread without stimulation by male hormones, which normally are needed to spur the cancer's growth. They say the finding could lead to a new treatment for prostate cancers that are no longer controlled by hormone-blocking drugs. The researchers report in the Dec. 14 issue of Science that the molecular...

2012-07-18 01:05:17

A small, naturally occurring nucleic acid sequence, called a microRNA, known to regulate a number of different cancers, appears to alter the activity of the androgen receptor, which plays a critical role in prostate cancer. Directly targeting microRNA-125b to block androgen receptor activity represents a novel approach for treating castrate-resistant prostate cancer. This promising new strategy for improving the effectiveness of anti-androgenic and other hormonal therapies is described in an...

2012-07-06 23:01:46

Shareholder Trent Miracle selected to the Propecia Plaintiffs´ Executive Committee Alton, IL (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Simmons Firm Shareholder Trent Miracle, head of the firm´s pharmaceutical litigation group, was selected June 22 by a federal judge to serve on the Plaintiffs´ Executive Committee in the multidistrict litigation known as In re Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2331).* Multiple cases involving Propecia, a hair loss prevention drug alleged...

2012-06-17 23:02:28

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Affects More Than 1 in 15 Women; New ℠Conquer Your PCOS Naturally´ Approach Offers Relief, Receives Rave Reviews From Patients & Doctors. Mt. Barker, SA/Australia (PRWEB) June 16, 2012 Women suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — a complex disorder of the endocrine system affecting more than 1 in 15 women worldwide and rising, according to a 2007 report by The Lancet — often find themselves desperately seeking relief from their...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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