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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...

2013-02-19 23:00:50

Probiotic Action with insight from Dr. Robert Wallace's recent article in the Post Tribune, explains why although there is no direct correlation to food and acne, conditions like obesity caused by poor diet may increase or help cause an acne condition. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 For many, obesity is more than just a weight issue, it is a severe, life threatening condition. Heart failure, diabetes, and other major life threatening ailments have been linked to being past...

2013-02-05 23:00:37

Probiotic Action gives parents advice on how to help teens cope with acne and depression. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 The link between depression and acne has long been debated as a “which came first, the chicken or the egg? ” scenario for many suffers. Many researchers claim that excess stress on the body and mind leads the skin to harbor chemicals and bacteria to produce acne symptoms, whereas others claim acne and its treatments has caused depression. An article from...

2013-01-04 11:06:52

Researchers at UNIGE analyze the impact of 3 unexpected sex determination factors So, is it a girl or a boy? This is the first question parents ask at the birth of an infant. Though the answer is obvious, the mechanism of sex determination is much less so. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) attempt to shed light on this complex process by identifying the crucial role played by insulin and IGF1 and IGF2 growth factors, a family of hormones known for its role in metabolism and...

Adolescents Looking To Bulk Up Turn To Controversial Steroid Use
2012-11-19 12:26:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The new “in” when it comes to body image is large, lean and muscular. And to get that way, many teenagers are turning to diet and exercise, protein powders, and more worrisome, steroid use, in the hopes of enhancing muscle development. And although these techniques in the past have been mainly seen among boys, in some cases it is nearly as widespread among girls, according to a new study published in the journal...

Boys Hitting Puberty Earlier
2012-10-21 09:36:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Just as previous research reported that girls in the U.S. were reaching puberty earlier in life, a new study reveals American boys are also showing the first signs of sexual maturity at a younger age than in decades past. The research, which was led by Marcia Herman-Giddens of the University of North Carolina's School of Public Health, discovered that males are beginning to sexually develop six to 24 months earlier than the...


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Testicles
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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