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2011-11-22 08:28:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Cushing´s disease is a hormone disorder that causes many symptoms, such as high blood pressure, fat accumulation, osteoporosis and ultimately ending in death. It is caused by a tumor in the anterior pituitary gland that secretes excess amounts of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). The only treatment is removal of the tumor, however, researchers have found a new treatment for these reoccurring tumors. Researchers, led by Shlomo Melmed, at Cedars-Sinai...

2011-11-21 23:10:25

Cushing disease is a hormone disorder that causes a diverse array of symptoms, including fat accumulation, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, and ultimately death. It is caused by a tumor in the anterior pituitary gland that results in the secretion of excess amounts of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Treatment options are essentially limited to surgical resection. However, tumors commonly recur, meaning that new treatment options are needed. A team of researchers, led by...

2011-05-10 15:32:18

A common, tiny tropical fish plays a key role in a new model for Cushing disease, giving researchers a powerful tool to conduct extensive searches for effective treatments for this serious hormonal disorder, testing up to 300 drugs weekly. The model "“ published online on May 2 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- was created in the laboratory of Shlomo Melmed, MD, dean of the medical faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, by his research team led by Ning-Ai Liu,...

2011-03-24 00:00:27

Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CORT) released their final Phase 3 data for Corlux in mid-January, concluding a successful clinical trial. The next anticipated milestone is submission of the New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Corcept Therapeutics plans to submit, with a priority review (6-months), end of first quarter. The FDA determines within 45 days after submission to grant priority review. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011 After Corcept Therapeutics...


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