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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...

2012-06-27 00:56:05

Prenatal exposure to the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, causes long-term changes to the developing brain that have adverse effects on reproductive function later in life, a new study finds. Results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. The study used rats, whose genes and molecules in the hypothalamus–the region of the brain important for reproductive function–are virtually identical to those in...

2012-06-27 00:32:05

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in many common plastic household items, can cause numerous genes in the uterus to respond differently to estrogen in adulthood, according to a study using a mouse model. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. The study, led by Hugh Taylor, MD, professor and chief of the reproductive endocrinology section at Yale University School of Medicine, observed "major and permanent...

2012-06-15 23:02:04

A new online resource released at puberty.co states that conversations about puberty and sexual development are crucial to effective parenting and adolescent wellbeing says popular parenting speaker. Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Popular parenting speaker and author Jonathan Doyle argues that few parenting conversations are as important as the one that takes place around the topic of puberty and sexual development. Having just released a new parenting initiative at puberty.co...

2012-05-10 09:31:06

Research with infant twins shows that environmental conditions determine testosterone levels By comparing the testosterone levels of five-month old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, University of Montreal researchers were able to establish that testosterone levels in infancy are not inherited genetically but rather determined by environmental factors. "Testosterone is a key hormone for the development of male reproductive organs, and it is also associated with behavioral...


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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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