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2014-09-18 23:08:33

New Assay to Test Target Compounds for Anti-Obesity Therapeutics State College, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 INDIGO Biosciences, a leading provider of nuclear receptor products and services announced today that it has released a new Human Estrogen-related Orphan Receptor Gamma (NR3B3; ERRγ) Assay System. Three different assay kits are available. ERRγ is naturally expressed in the central nervous system, and at lower relative levels in a variety of other tissue types, including kidney,...

autism estrogen
2014-09-10 06:19:41

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The reason that girls are less likely than boys to suffer from autism may have something to do with the same sex hormone receptor responsible for helping protect them from stroke, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Autism. In what is being called the first analysis of the role of estrogen in autism, experts from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University examined the brains of people...

2014-06-03 13:14:59

Baylor College of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine scientists defined a previously unrecognized genetic cause for two types of birth defects found in newborn boys, described in a report published today in the journal Nature Medicine Baylor College of Medicine scientists defined a previously unrecognized genetic cause for two types of birth defects found in newborn boys, described in a report published today in the journal Nature Medicine. "Cryptorchidism and hypospadias are among...

First Estrogen Receptor Mutation Identified In A Young Woman
2013-07-11 13:00:14

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University A receptor mutation that essentially blocks estrogen's action has been identified for the first time in a female, researchers report. The 18-year-old wasn't experiencing breast development or menstruation, classic symptoms of too little estrogen, the usual cause of delayed puberty. Subsequent studies revealed instead sky-high levels of the sex hormone in her blood, said Dr. Lawrence C. Layman, Chief of the Section of Reproductive...

Hormone Revolution Two Ancient Mutations
2013-06-25 08:56:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We tend to think of evolution as a very slow, crawling process. Sometimes, however, as a team of researchers led by the University of Chicago have recently discovered, evolution leaps. The new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed two key mutations that sparked a hormonal revolution about 500 million years ago. The research team, which included members from the University of Oregon, Emory...

2013-06-21 10:49:14

RAP1 is a gene that also protects telomeres. This is the first time that a link has been found between these structures that shorten with ageing and obesity The discovery of an unexpected function for a gene that was associated to another process in the organism might be a solution in search of a problem, a clue to unsuspected connections. That is what has happened with RAP1, a gene that protects telomeres— the ends of chromosomes—after researchers from the Spanish National Cancer...

Obesity Study Looks At Brown Fat Cells
2013-03-15 06:11:35

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many of us don't know the difference between brown fat cells and white fat cells. But researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Patrick Seale, Ph.D., are looking at brown fat cells to better understand how they develop. The researchers believe that the brown fat cell makes heat for the body, which has helped mammals cope with the cold. New theories say the warmth generated in brown fat...

2013-03-13 17:47:27

On the football field, the neophyte fan focuses on the receiver, whose daring catch and dash for the goal line captures the attention. However, focusing on that one player means the fan misses the contributions of the quarterback, the blockers and the other players who make that run happen. The same is true in the cell, where too often a single finding about one protein, enzyme or receptor seems to solve a problem. In an online report in the journal Nucleic Acids Research, Dr. Michael...

2012-10-09 22:19:00

Discovery of new biological pathway may help scientists redesign certain diabetes drugs to eliminate or reduce adverse side effects Many drugs work by "fixing" a particular biological pathway that's gone awry in a disease. But sometimes drugs affect other pathways too, producing undesirable side effects that can be severe enough to outweigh the drug's benefits. Such is the case for the thiazolidinedione drugs (also known as TZDs), which are used to treat type 2 diabetes. These are...

Negative BPA Effects Begin When Metabolized
2012-10-05 14:49:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Roughly 9 out of 10 Americans are walking around with a highly toxic synthetic chemical surging through their systems. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a petroleum-based chemical that is widely used in the production of plastic products such as bottles, food can linings and water supply lines. And as these plastics degrade over time, humans ingest more and more BPA. Less than 3 months ago, the FDA acted upon evidence found in several studies...


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