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Hormone Discovery Could Predict Long Term Health of Men

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that the novel insulin-like peptide hormone INSL3 is consistent over long periods of time and is an important early biomarker for prediction of age-linked disease and published their findings in Frontiers in Endocrinology.  Researchers led by Richard Ivell, PhD, and Ravinder Anand-Ivell, PhD, FRSB, point out that...
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Repainting the Pituitary Landscape

Always mystifying and bit mysterious, the pituitary is the gland that sends out the orders to the other glands in the body, from regulating the adrenals and the thyroid to coordinating reproduction. However, thanks to a worldwide collaboration and a new database, this “master gland” is slowly but surely unlocking its secrets. The pituitary –...
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Mouse Study Finds FGF21 Directs Body’s Responses to Low-Protein Diet

Reducing the amount of protein in the diet produces an array of favorable health outcomes, including an extension of lifespan, and that these effects depend on Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21), according to a study recently published in Nature Communications. It has long been known that reducing the amount you eat improves health and extends...
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All About Adrenal: Analyzing Two Years of Research

ENDO_2022_4C When the ENDO 2022 session “Clinical Year in Review: All Things Adrenal” gets underway, Gary Hammer, MD, PhD, will treat attendees to the series of advances that have been made in adrenal science and clinical practice over the last two years, from adrenal homeostasis, glucocorticoid biology, and adrenal insufficiency to Cushing’s, tumors, pheochromocytoma, and more....
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Stem Cells Show Promise in Treating Late-Onset Hypogonadism

Directed differentiation of human induced pluripotent (hiPSCs) into Leydig-like cells may be a novel and promising treatment for late-onset hypogonadism (LOH), according to a study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Takashi Aoi, MD, PhD, of Kobe University in Japan, point out that LOH is characterized by various symptoms, including erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle...
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2021 Progress Report: Part 2

december 2021 cover Endocrine research remains at the forefront of medical breakthroughs, which has led to cutting-edge treatment options, therapies, and products. Here is part 2 of Endocrine News’s closer look at some of the endocrine science innovations announced throughout 2021. Endocrine researchers and clinicians continued to remain at the forefront of medical research, the result of which...