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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...

2009-08-05 09:46:38

It is important to understand what biological mechanisms contribute to an individual's capacity to be resilient under conditions of extreme stress, such as those regularly experienced by soldiers, police, and firefighters. Dr. Charles A. Morgan III and his colleagues from Yale University and the VA National Center for PTSD have worked closely with collaborators at the Special Forces Underwater Warfare Operations Center to study special operations soldiers enrolled in the military Combat Diver...

2009-05-12 09:17:33

Drug combination could lower risk of fracture by 30 to 50 percent in women, according to Saint Louis University research Taking a DHEA supplement combined with vitamin D and calcium can significantly improve spinal bone density in older women, according to a new study from a Saint Louis University scientist and his colleagues at Washington University. "The results of our study are very promising. Similar studies have demonstrated much smaller benefits for bone than we found. However, calcium...

2009-04-17 12:42:44

Former Olympic cyclist Tyler Hamilton retired Friday following a positive doping test result, Cyclingnews reported. Hamilton admitted to knowingly taking Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a banned steroid, in February. DHEA, a natural hormone, is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and its synthetic form primarily is marketed as an anti-aging drug, an anti-depressant, and for muscle growth. He said he took the substance in an attempt to alleviate depression. I took a banned substance...

2009-02-13 09:40:37

New lab evidence suggests a preventive effect of DHEA in prostate cancer.  DHEA is a steroid hormone produced by the body's adrenal glands. Some men take it as an over-the-counter supplement because it has been suggested DHEA can reverse aging. Researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) found a way to manipulate DHEA levels in cells in order to understand its effects. "Something is happening in the prostate tissue microenvironment that is...

2009-02-13 08:39:18

 DHEA is a natural circulating hormone and the body's production of it decreases with age. Men take DHEA as an over-the-counter supplement because it has been suggested that DHEA can reverse aging or have anabolic effects since it can be metabolized in the body to androgens. Increased consumption of dietary isoflavones is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Red clover (Trifolium pretense) is one source of isoflavones. Both supplements may have hormonal effects in the...

2008-09-08 09:00:52

Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX) today announced that its third party data management consultants have confirmed that the results from the Company's recently completed Phase II clinical trial evaluating vaginal lidocaine for the prevention and treatment of dysmenorrhea (a condition typified by painful menstruation) will be available on or before September 29, 2008. The Company had previously expected top line data to be available at the end of August. Robert S. Mills,...

2008-08-22 09:01:11

Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX) today announced that it has priced a transaction to raise up to approximately $4.7 million through the sale of up to approximately 1.3 million shares of its common stock at a price of $3.50 per share in a registered direct offering. Net proceeds are expected to be up to approximately $4.1 million after offering-related fees and expenses. Columbia intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including funding its...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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