Latest Puberty Stories

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...

2013-06-25 23:23:18

ORCHID Recovery Center announces shocking research linking early drinking to future alcohol abuse. Palm Springs, Florida (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 ORCHID Recovery Center is a substance abuse treatment facility that is dedicated to assisting in the prevention of addiction by helping to educate community members regarding the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. As such, a recent article published by PsychCentral that highlights the correlation between teenage drinking and alcohol abuse caught...

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...

Bisphenol-A Linked To Obesity In Pre-Teenage Girls
2013-06-13 07:30:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The harmful effects of bisphenol-A (BPA) have been touted in recent years, with exposure to the substance being linked to fertility issues, asthma and now obesity. In a new study by researchers with Kaiser Permanente, it has been found that girls between nine and 12 years of age with above average levels of BPA in their urine had twice the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of the chemical. The study is published...

2013-05-17 13:25:53

New research indicates that women´s reproductive function may be tied to their immune status. Previous studies have found this association in human males, but not females. The study appears in the American Journal of Human Biology. An animal´s energetic resources must be carefully allocated, said University of Illinois anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy, who led the new research. The body´s first priority is maintenance, which includes tasks inherently related to...

Researchers Discover Mechanism That Regulates Steroid Hormone Production In Drosophila
2013-03-07 16:06:22

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) Looking at the transformation of a fly larva into a pupa may help researchers to understand the molecular mechanisms that trigger puberty. A study conducted on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) led by ICREA research professor Marco Milán, identifies an miRNA as key to the relationship between hormones that control growth and sexual maturity....

During Puberty, The Brain Add News Cells
2013-03-05 05:03:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two US neuroscientists have discovered new cells are added to a person´s brain when they go through puberty — a biological change designed to better equip growing boys and girls for the rigors of becoming adults. Previously, experts had believed the human brain maintained a set number of cells from birth through old age, but then studies demonstrated that new brain cells were formed in adults. Initially, it was believed...

Latest Puberty Reference Libraries

2013-03-04 15:03:13

The testicles are the male reproductive organs that serve as a part of both the nervous and reproductive systems, acting as the ovaries’ counterpart. The testicles work to produce sperm and introduce chemicals such as testosterone. Formation and Orientation There are normally two testicles in the average male anatomy. These can be found in the protective sack called the scrotum. Two phases mark the growth of the testicles. During the embryonic stage, there is a possibility of this...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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