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2011-09-23 07:00:00

In a new study published online in the journal Emotion, salivary levels of the steroid hormones progesterone and cortisol were measured to provide biological evidence for the existence of a relationship between the pursuit of happiness and resultant feelings of loneliness. Salivary steroid levels in this study were measured using immunoassays from Salimetrics. State College, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 In a new study published online in the journal Emotion, steroid hormone...

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2011-05-05 10:52:10

MUHC study identifies procedure that detects early stages A new blood test that will diagnose Alzheimer's disease may soon hit the market, thanks to an innovative study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Their findings have characterized a unique biochemical diagnosis, which identifies patients with this devastating disorder. This research, published in the month's issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, has implications for the half-a-million...

2011-04-15 14:17:25

8 genes which control levels of the main steroid produced by the adrenal gland, believed to play a role in aging and longevity, have been uncovered by an international consortium of scientists, co-led by King's College London Eight genes which control levels of the main steroid produced by the adrenal gland, believed to play a role in ageing and longevity, have been uncovered by an international consortium of scientists, co-led by King's College London. Crucially, some of these eight genetic...

2011-04-12 07:15:00

CLEVELAND, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroendocrinology Letters has just published a paper by the Dzugan Institute of Restorative Medicine entitled "Correction of steroidopenia as a new method of hypercholesterolemia treatment." In this study, Principle Investigator Sergey Dzugan, M.D., Ph.D., demonstrates that "correction of steroidopenia with anthropo-identical hormones" (bio-identical hormone restorative therapy or HT) can be an inexpensive and effective method of treatment for high...

2010-12-06 05:55:00

LIVINGSTON, N.J. and MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX) and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today announced positive top-line results from the PREGNANT Study, a large, global Phase III clinical trial evaluating PROCHIEVE® 8% vaginal progesterone gel to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women with a short cervical length as measured by transvaginal ultrasound at mid-pregnancy. The administration...

2010-11-15 21:29:35

Tiny molecules called microRNAs act together with hormones to control the onset of labor, raising the prospect that RNA-based drugs might be able to prevent premature labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered in a preclinical study. "With these findings, we understand better the system that controls labor, so with future research we might have the potential to manipulate it and prevent preterm birth," said Dr. Carole Mendelson, professor of biochemistry and...

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2010-06-15 08:04:54

A new study shows that humans and tiny aquatic animals known as rotifers have something important in common when it comes to sex. Barely visible without a microscope, rotifers eat algae and serve primarily as food for baby fish. But the females of certain rotifer species can do something quite unusual: they can reproduce asexually by creating clones of themselves, or they can initiate a process that allows sexual reproduction by producing male rotifers. The chemical mediator for this change...

2010-05-17 09:54:25

A natural defense mechanism against heart disease could be switched on by steroids sold as health supplements, according to researchers at the University of Leeds. The University of Leeds biologists have identified a previously-unknown ion channel in human blood vessels that can limit the production of inflammatory cytokines "“ proteins that drive the early stages of heart disease. They found that this protective effect can be triggered by pregnenolone sulphate - a molecule that is part...

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2010-02-24 14:28:17

In a finding that overturns conventional wisdom, scientists are reporting the first discovery of the female sex hormone progesterone in a plant. Until now, scientists thought that only animals could make progesterone. A steroid hormone, secreted by the ovaries, progesterone prepares the uterus for pregnancy and maintains pregnancy. A synthetic version, progestin, is used in birth control pills and other medications. The discovery is reported in ACS' Journal of Natural Products, a monthly...

2009-10-19 14:01:09

New approaches include adding vitamin D and using water-soluble analogues As doctors begin to test progesterone for traumatic brain injury at sites across the country, researchers are looking ahead to optimizing the hormone's effectiveness. Two abstracts summarizing Emory research on progesterone are being presented at the 2009 Society for Neuroscience (SFN) meeting in Chicago. A multisite phase III clinical trial called ProTECT III will begin to evaluate progesterone's effectiveness for...