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2014-05-05 04:21:48

Acromegaly, an endocrine disorder resulting from elevated growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels, is associated with high mortality(1,2) EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today presented results from a pivotal Phase III trial of investigational therapy Signifor(®) LAR (pasireotide LAR; SOM230) in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. The study findings showed that patients taking...

2014-05-03 23:02:47

Wright & Schulte LLC is Evaluating AndroGel lawsuits on Behalf of Men Who Suffered Potentially Life-Threatening Cardiovascular Problems, Including Heart Attacks and Strokes, Allegedly Due to Their Use of the Low Testosterone Therapy. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm representing clients in AndroGel lawsuits, announces they have launched a new Facebook page to provide the public with the most up-to-date information regarding the...

2014-05-02 23:01:47

The Firm is evaluating testosterone treatment lawsuits on behalf of men who suffered serious heart events allegedly due to their use of low testosterone therapies. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 As testosterone lawsuits (http://www.testosteronelawsuitcenter.com/) continue to mount in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a prominent endocrinologist has called on medical researchers to launch large, randomized clinical trials to more fully understand the...

2014-05-02 12:26:56

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Women with high levels of a common liver enzyme measured prior to pregnancy were twice as likely to subsequently develop gestational diabetes than those with the lowest levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The liver plays an important role in regulating glucose levels in the body. The liver enzyme, called gamma-glutamyl transferase...

2014-05-01 23:05:49

Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance report analyzes cure research projects that have the potential to change the lives of people with type 1. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Of the 382 active type 1 diabetes clinical trials, only eight have the potential to deliver a near-term cure, according to a new report from the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance. Assuming all trails are successful and the project received uninterrupted funding, the earliest a potential cure could be on the market is...

2014-05-01 23:03:44

Most health plans consider insulin pump therapy medically necessary when patients meet very specific criteria. Despite the increased use of insulin pump therapy based on recommendations made by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Diabetes Association, there is no official guideline for the initiation of insulin pump use. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Technological advances continue to increase the appeal of insulin...

2014-05-01 12:32:53

Live Audio Webcast will be on May 8, 2014 SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) announced today that Kevin Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, will be presenting at Deutsche Bank's 39(th) Annual Health Care Conference in Boston. The live presentation takes place on Thursday, May 8 at 10:40am ET (7:40am PT). The presentation will be webcast and may be accessed on the Company's website at...

2014-05-01 08:34:54

- 69 percent reduction in triglycerides achieved CARLSBAD, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced the final results from its Phase 2 study of ISIS-APOCIII(Rx) in patients with high triglycerides and type 2 diabetes. In this study, patients treated with ISIS-APOCIII(Rx) achieved statistically significant average mean percent reduction from baseline of 88 percent (p=0.02) in apolipoprotein C-III (apoC-III) and 69 percent (p=0.02) in...

2014-05-01 08:31:46

Testosterone Plus Product Page on HGH.com Now Provides Easy Access to Information, Reviews and Resources on HGH Testosterone 1500 by Purity Select BOONTON, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HGH.com, a leading provider of bodybuilding and human growth hormone (HGH) supplements, recently updated its retail site content to provide consumers with easy access to information, reviews and other resources on Testosterone Plus (HGH Testosterone 1500) by Purity Select. Photo -...

2014-05-01 08:29:07

Fourteen bestselling authors join forces to support month-long fundraiser HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Romance lovers rejoice! USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author Brenda Novak is celebrating the 10(th) anniversary of her annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research (BrendaNovak.com) with a little help from her literary friends - 14 fellow New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors to be exact. They've come together to create A Sweet...


Latest Endocrine system Reference Libraries

Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend that their fears are justified. It is related to cyber phobia and it is the opposite of technophilia....

Pituitary gland
2013-04-30 10:34:49

The pituitary gland, also called the hypophysis, is an endocrine organ found within a small, bony cavity at the base of the brain. Its primary function is to secrete hormones that regulate homeostasis. More specifically, the pituitary gland is a glandular structure about the size of a pea. It is located below the brain and above the nasal cavity in a protected pocket called the sella turcica, which is within the sphenoid bone. It connects to the hypothalamus via a neck-like structure...

Pineal Gland
2013-04-30 10:31:18

The pineal gland, also called the epiphysis cerebri, is an endocrine organ located in the brain. Its primary function is to regulate the sleep cycle and influence sexual development. It is a reddish-gray glandular structure that forms the roof of the third ventricle in the brain, between the two lateral ventricles, tucked in a groove near the thalamic bodies. Its body is relatively the size of a grain of rice; it’s shaped like a pine cone and has an infindibular stalk projecting from it....

Ovaries
2013-03-05 14:55:04

The ovaries are the two reproductive female organs where the eggs are produced. These are parallel to the testes in men. Formation and Orientation Each ovary is the size of an almond and is located on one side of the pelvis before the ureter and internal iliac artery but after the external iliac artery. They are attached to either side of the uterus. They are connected and release eggs to fallopian tubes, though not attached, monthly during the menstrual cycle. They also produce...

Hypothalamus
2013-03-04 13:43:30

The hypothalamus is an organ that serves as an important link, along the hypothalamic-hypophyseal axis, between the nervous system and the endocrine system. It is located within the cranial cavity, in the cerebrum, right below the thalamus. It also forms the floor of the third ventricle in the brain. It contains neural pathways, blood vessels, glial cells, and secretory cells—all of which work together to control things like body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, and hormonal and...

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