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2014-09-04 08:29:52

Mithril Capital Management Leads $40M Series C Financing to Join Early Investors General Catalyst, Bessemer and Domain Associates WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fractyl Laboratories Inc. today announced positive clinical data for the first procedural therapy to directly treat the underlying digestive causes of insulin resistance in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The non-invasive Revita(TM) Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing(TM) (DMR) procedure is designed to...

2014-09-03 23:03:32

The Firm is evaluating testosterone treatment lawsuits on behalf of men who suffered heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and other serious cardiovascular problems allegedly due to their use of low testosterone therapy medications. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Testosterone lawsuits (http://www.testosteronelawsuit2014.com) filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered serious cardiovascular problems due to their use of AndroGel and other low...

2014-09-03 12:32:08

Live Audio Webcast will be on September 10, 2014 SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) announced today that Kevin Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference in New York City. The live presentation takes place on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:30am ET (8:30am PT). The presentation will be webcast and may be accessed on the Company's...

breakfast
2014-09-03 02:45:10

Maya Sandler, PLOS Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Angela Donin of St. George's University of London and colleagues, found an association between children who reported skipping breakfast most days and higher levels of known diabetes risk factors. The researchers reached these conclusions after conducting a cross-sectional study...

2014-09-03 08:35:26

- FreeStyle Libre System eliminates routine finger pricks for glucose measurements1 and requires no finger pricks for calibration ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) for its FreeStyle(®) Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose sensing technology for people with diabetes. The system eliminates the need for routine finger pricks(1), reading glucose levels through a...

2014-09-03 08:34:51

Medical device provides at-home A1c monitoring in less than 5 minutes INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers now have the ability to test their A1c from home in less than 5 minutes thanks to Chek Diagnostics' introduction of the A1CNow SELFCHECK system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140327/DE91354LOGO A1CNow SELFCHECK is a consumer-friendly medical device that provides a fast, easy and accurate at-home testing method for obtaining HbA1c results. In just five minutes,...

2014-09-03 08:33:01

--New Data Show Most Breast Cancers are Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH)-Receptor Positive-- SAN FRANCISCO and MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biscayne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that data supporting the anti-cancer potential of its growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) technology will be featured in a presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Breast Cancer Symposium 2014. The data will be presented by Biscayne's Medical Director,...

2014-09-02 12:28:57

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Low T Center has acquired two new locations in Little Rock and Conway from APEX Men's Health. Low T Center will bring their unique business model to the region, offering convenient, personalized and monitored testosterone treatment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140213/DA65138LOGO Low T Center Little Rock is located at 10700 N Rodney Parham, Suite C11, Little Rock, AR 72212. Little Rock location will be opening today; while...

2014-09-02 12:28:46

HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To keep up with the growing demand for the treatment of hormonal imbalance in women, HerKare opens a new location today in The Woodlands, Texas. This marks HerKare's third center in Texas. HerKare's two original centers are based in Dallas-Ft Worth. The company has accelerated growth plans in Houston and Dallas-Ft Worth. Dr. Rick Westbrook, D.O. is the National Medical Director of the Center, which is located at 9006 Forest Crossing Drive,...

2014-09-01 08:21:48

The term 'reversal' is applied when diabetics can go off their insulin medication but still need to stick to certain lifestyle changes MIAMI, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical science has again proved its mettle by answering the gigantic question, can diabetes be reversed? While, now days, you can find a diabetic in each house spending a fortune in diabetes drugs and insulin injections, simple lifestyle changes have been introduced by medical researchers that helps Reversing...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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