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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.
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

Low BMI may not be causal risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

Low BMI may not be causal risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

UAB symposium highlights use of tissue engineering to repair broken hearts

UAB symposium highlights use of tissue engineering to repair broken hearts

Study: Ovarian hormone changes may trigger headache in adolescent girls with migraine

Study: Ovarian hormone changes may trigger headache in adolescent girls with migraine

Retirement period may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health, study suggests

Retirement period may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health, study suggests

Researchers uncover unexpected mechanism of glucose sensing in skeletal muscles

Researchers uncover unexpected mechanism of glucose sensing in skeletal muscles

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

Study finds higher rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts among transgender adults

Study finds higher rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts among transgender adults

Breakthrough therapy reduces symptoms of Graves' eye disease in clinical trials

Breakthrough therapy reduces symptoms of Graves' eye disease in clinical trials

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children

Impaired effects of insulin can increase cancer risk, shows study

Impaired effects of insulin can increase cancer risk, shows study

UC San Diego researchers identify pathways that regulate pancreatic beta cell growth

UC San Diego researchers identify pathways that regulate pancreatic beta cell growth

Researchers use simple blood tests to improve treatment for resistant hypertension in Africa

Researchers use simple blood tests to improve treatment for resistant hypertension in Africa

Aspirin used in “baby” doses may prevent breast cancer, study suggests

Aspirin used in “baby” doses may prevent breast cancer, study suggests

Study highlights risk factors for widespread vitamin D deficiency

Study highlights risk factors for widespread vitamin D deficiency

New prognostic tool accurately predicts recurrence of parathyroid cancer

New prognostic tool accurately predicts recurrence of parathyroid cancer

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Children with obesity face four-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Children with obesity face four-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant

Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows

Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows