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Do risk assessments of endocrine disruptors provide sufficient protection?

February 28, 2019

Both in Denmark and internationally, there is political agreement on the need to minimize the exposure of people…
Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls

December 7, 2018

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may…
Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified

November 6, 2018

Years of research have shown that a wide range of chemical substances may have endocrine disrupting effects. Authorities…
Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies

March 23, 2017

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified…
New autoimmune disease triggered by thymomas

March 3, 2017

A Japanese research group has discovered that a newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused…
Pancreatic islet cells in animals can ‘flip’ their fate to produce insulin

February 17, 2017

Alpha cells in the pancreas can be induced in living mice to quickly and efficiently become insulin-producing beta…
Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check

February 16, 2017

Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2…
Function of olfactory receptor in the human heart identified

February 9, 2017

The new findings may be relevant in the long term for diabetic patients and patients with increased heart…
Giving the messages from fat cells a positive spin to prevent diabetes

February 9, 2017

Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send Losing weight appears to…
Approach removes thyroid gland with no neck scar or need for special equipment

February 8, 2017

A surgical approach developed by ENT surgeons at LSU Health New Orleans to perform thryroidectomies without scarring the…
A new immunologic and endocrine syndrome

February 7, 2017

The name of the gene is Armc5, for Armadillo repeat containing 5. Until now, its function was unknown.…
A stem cell strategy for boosting testosterone levels tested in rodents

December 23, 2016

Male hypogonadism is a condition that diminishes testosterone levels in approximately 30% of older men, but currently available…
New weapon against Diabetes

December 10, 2016

Researchers led by ETH Professor Martin Fussenegger at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel…
How to turn white fat brown

December 8, 2016

Penn scientists discover a molecular trigger of fat-cell ‘browning’ program, which could lead to better treatments for obesity…
Breakthrough in diabetes research: Cells produce insulin upon artemisinin treatment

December 3, 2016

FDA-approved artemisinins, since decades used to treat malaria, transform glucagon-producing alpha cells in the pancreas into insulin producing…
Toward a hand-held ‘breathalyzer’ for diagnosing diabetes

November 10, 2016

For several years, scientists have been working toward “breathalyzers” that can diagnose various diseases without painful pinpricks, needles…
Researchers discover new regulator in glucose metabolism

November 10, 2016

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has become increasingly prevalent in the population: More than six million…
Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified

November 3, 2016

Could be target for preventing related heart attacks, strokes Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people…
Bioengineers’ sweat sensor monitors glucose

October 14, 2016

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are sweating the small stuff in their efforts to develop…
Healthy fat stem cells can protect against obesity-associated type 2 diabetes

September 18, 2016

Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated…
Umbilical cells shed light on how obesity may pass from mother to child

August 24, 2016

Study finds altered expression of genes regulating cell energy and metabolism in infants born to overweight women Scientists…
More evidence that ‘healthy obesity’ may be a myth

August 19, 2016

The term “healthy obesity” has gained traction over the past 15 years, but scientists have recently questioned its…
Butylparaben can have several endocrine disrupting effects

July 8, 2016

Research suggests that butylparaben – which is used in cosmetics and skin care products such as sunscreen –…
Pituitary tissue grown from human stem cells releases hormones in rats

June 14, 2016

Researchers have successfully used human stem cells to generate functional pituitary tissue that secretes hormones important for the…
Bone hormone boosts muscle performance during exercise but declines with age

June 14, 2016

When we exercise, our bones produce a hormone called osteocalcin that increases muscle performance, according to a study…
Study details stress-diabetes link

June 7, 2016

Connection established between anxiety control, inflammation, Type 2 diabetes A Rice University study has found a link between…
Endocrine disrupters accelerate reproductive aging in rats

June 2, 2016

A number of the chemicals that people are exposed to on a daily basis are suspected of disturbing…
Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells

May 10, 2016

If damaged cells are replaceable, type 1 diabetics wouldn’t need insulin shots Signaling a potential new approach to…
Solving a genetic mystery in type 1 diabetes

April 11, 2016

Research unveils function of gene associated with higher risk of autoimmune attack In type 1 diabetes, the immune…
Beta cells from love handles

April 11, 2016

Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems Science and…
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