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2012-05-29 12:38:58

A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.

2012-04-26 09:21:01

Mouthguards are used by almost everyone participating in sports.

2012-04-19 10:39:24

Soccer fans' testosterone and cortisol levels go up when watching a game, but don't further increase after a victory.

2012-04-10 23:02:55

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Yes, Stress Can Make You Sick. But How?
2012-04-03 07:47:02

Researchers, led by Sheldon Cohen, at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that psychological stress increases risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. And now they know how.

2012-03-21 15:15:47

Research by Columbia Business School's Modupe Akinola, Assistant Professor, Management, and Wendy Berry Mendes, Associate Professor, Sarlo/Ekman Endowed Chair of Emotion, University of California San Francisco in Behavioral Neuroscience examines how increases in cortisol, brought on by an acute social stressor, can influence threat-related decision making.

2012-03-08 10:47:31

A new investigational drug significantly reduced urinary cortisol levels and improved symptoms of Cushing's disease in the largest clinical study of this endocrine disorder ever conducted.

2012-03-08 06:13:02

Cushing’s disease is a rare disorder of chronic hypercortisolism due to a corticotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma. Despite high remission, surgery has been the best option to treat it. Now doctors are shedding light on a new way to target the disease.


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Adrenal Gland
2013-03-04 12:51:56

The adrenal glands are endocrine glands located directly on top of the kidneys. Their main function is to secrete vital hormones and steroids during times of stress, as well as govern many different bodily functions. The hormones that the adrenal glands secrete are primarily derived from amino acids or lipids. The right adrenal gland is pyramid-shaped, while the left adrenal gland is shaped like a crescent moon. They have an irregular surface configuration, are enclosed in a capsule made of...

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