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A hormone is a chemical released by one or more cells that affects cells in other parts of the organism. Only a small amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. It is essentially a chemical messenger that transports a signal from one cell to another.
Penn psychologist shows how empathy can elicit both negative and positive health effects

Penn psychologist shows how empathy can elicit both negative and positive health effects

Endocrine Society strongly opposes austere cuts to healthcare, medical research budget

Endocrine Society strongly opposes austere cuts to healthcare, medical research budget

Study finds link between type 1 diabetes and increased risk of bone fractures in men

Study finds link between type 1 diabetes and increased risk of bone fractures in men

Breakthrough process could reduce number of frogs used in research

Breakthrough process could reduce number of frogs used in research

Exposure to blue light increases athletes' performance during the final spurt

Exposure to blue light increases athletes' performance during the final spurt

Researchers find relationship between insulin secretion machinery and calcium channels in diabetes

Researchers find relationship between insulin secretion machinery and calcium channels in diabetes

Researchers study connection between oxytocin and investment in couple relationships

Researchers study connection between oxytocin and investment in couple relationships

IBS scientists uncover biological pathway that contributes to thyroid disorder

IBS scientists uncover biological pathway that contributes to thyroid disorder

University of Guelph researcher discovers effective way to treat shortness of breath in heart failure

University of Guelph researcher discovers effective way to treat shortness of breath in heart failure

History of sleep: what was normal?

History of sleep: what was normal?

3-D printed ovary produces offspring in animal model

3-D printed ovary produces offspring in animal model

‘Disease in a dish’ model pinpoints how defects in blood-brain barrier can cause psychomotor disorder

‘Disease in a dish’ model pinpoints how defects in blood-brain barrier can cause psychomotor disorder

Scientists use AHDS patients’ cells to recreate disease and mimic blood-brain barrier

Scientists use AHDS patients’ cells to recreate disease and mimic blood-brain barrier

Fennel effective in management of postmenopause symptoms, study shows

Fennel effective in management of postmenopause symptoms, study shows

One in five bariatric surgery patients likely to develop alcohol problems, study finds

One in five bariatric surgery patients likely to develop alcohol problems, study finds

Discovery of steroid hormone in fruit flies may shed new light on maternal hypothyroidism

Discovery of steroid hormone in fruit flies may shed new light on maternal hypothyroidism

Suppression of thyroid hormone receptor protects cone cells in mouse models of retinal diseases

Suppression of thyroid hormone receptor protects cone cells in mouse models of retinal diseases

Elevated levels of specific protein linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke among women

Elevated levels of specific protein linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke among women

Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

UT Southwestern study sheds light on role of hormone ghrelin in blood glucose control

UT Southwestern study sheds light on role of hormone ghrelin in blood glucose control