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Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. In mammals, testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females, although small amounts are also secreted by the adrenal glands
Long-term use of opioids increases risk of new-onset depression

Long-term use of opioids increases risk of new-onset depression

Opioids may cause short-term improvement in mood, but long-term use imposes risk of new-onset depression, a Saint Louis University study shows. [More]
Men perform wayfinding tasks better than women

Men perform wayfinding tasks better than women

It's been well established that men perform better than women when it comes to specific spatial tasks. But how much of that is linked to sex hormones versus cultural conditioning and other factors? Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) decided to explore this idea by administering testosterone to women and testing how they performed in wayfinding tasks in a virtual environment. [More]
High testosterone levels in women may increase uterine fibroid risk

High testosterone levels in women may increase uterine fibroid risk

Women who have high levels of both testosterone and estrogen in midlife may face a greater risk of developing benign tumors on the uterus called uterine fibroids than women with low levels of the hormones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
ESSA reports net loss of $11.5 million for year ended September 30, 2015

ESSA reports net loss of $11.5 million for year ended September 30, 2015

ESSA Pharma Inc. today reported financial results for the year ended September 30, 2015. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). [More]
Androgen deprivation therapy elevates Alzheimer’s risk

Androgen deprivation therapy elevates Alzheimer’s risk

US researchers find that androgen deprivation therapy increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in men with prostate cancer, with the risk rising with greater duration of therapy. [More]
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals pose threat to male reproductive health

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals pose threat to male reproductive health

The birth rate is declining in all industrialised countries, and socioeconomic factors and women's age are not solely to blame. Male reproductive health and environmental factors are also significant, as concluded in a new scientific review article. [More]
Environmental and lifestyle factors damage men's reproductive health

Environmental and lifestyle factors damage men's reproductive health

Environmental and lifestyle factors are damaging men's reproductive health and may be playing a large role in decreasing fertility rates in industrialized countries, a new study in Physiological Reviews reports. Socioeconomic influences and female reproductive health cannot solely be blamed for higher incidences of infertility, the study supports. [More]
Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer may up Alzheimer's disease risk

Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer may up Alzheimer's disease risk

Men taking androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer were almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the years that followed than those who didn't undergo the therapy, an analysis of medical records from two large hospital systems by Penn Medicine and Stanford University researchers has shown. [More]
Testosterone treatment can benefit men with Type 2 diabetes

Testosterone treatment can benefit men with Type 2 diabetes

Men with Type 2 diabetes who have low testosterone levels can benefit significantly from testosterone treatment. [More]
New drug combination shows promise in treating men with metastatic prostate cancer

New drug combination shows promise in treating men with metastatic prostate cancer

A new drug combination may be effective in treating men with metastatic prostate cancer. Preliminary results of this new approach are encouraging and have led to an ongoing international study being conducted in 196 hospitals worldwide. [More]
Men with prostate cancer get stronger bones from playing football

Men with prostate cancer get stronger bones from playing football

Men with prostate cancer run the risk of brittle bones as a side-effect of their treatment. But one hour's football training a few times a week counters many of the negative effects of the treatment, according to University of Copenhagen scientists. [More]
Testosterone cause of sex differences in the occurrence of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests

Testosterone cause of sex differences in the occurrence of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests

Men are twice as likely as women to develop Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder characterized by tremors and difficulty moving. New research to be presented at Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Physiology and Gender suggests that the difference in risk may be due to the presence of the male sex hormone testosterone. [More]
IU researchers discover hormonal mechanism that links short winter days with increased aggression in females

IU researchers discover hormonal mechanism that links short winter days with increased aggression in females

Indiana University researchers have discovered a hormonal mechanism in hamsters that connects short winter days with increased aggression in females, and that it differs from the mechanism that controls this same response in males. [More]
Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the initiation of dosing in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of VK5211 in patients who recently suffered a hip fracture. [More]
Hormone decline provides window into men's parenting skills

Hormone decline provides window into men's parenting skills

As they age, men often get concerned about their testosterone levels dropping. And rightfully so--it affects their sex drive and other health factors. [More]
Transition Therapeutics Ireland signs agreement for investigator-led TT701 Phase 2 clinical study

Transition Therapeutics Ireland signs agreement for investigator-led TT701 Phase 2 clinical study

Transition Therapeutics Inc. announced today that Transition Therapeutics Ireland Limited has entered into an agreement for an investigator-led clinical study of drug candidate, TT701, with Brigham and Women's Hospital. [More]
Study shows restoring testosterone production in men does not impact their fertility

Study shows restoring testosterone production in men does not impact their fertility

Restoring testosterone production in men may be as effective as replacing it, without compromising their fertility. Two phase III clinical trials show that a drug that restores the body’s natural production of testosterone has no negative effect on a man’s sperm count while a topical testosterone gel causes a significant drop. [More]
Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the successful completion of a short-term safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in healthy elderly subjects. VK5211, the company's lead program for muscle and bone disorders, is an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) being developed for the treatment of patients recovering from non-elective hip fracture surgery. [More]
Prostate Cells Undergo 'Reprogramming' To Form Tumors, Study Finds

Prostate Cells Undergo 'Reprogramming' To Form Tumors, Study Finds

Scientists have gained a key insight into how prostate tumors get their start - not by rewriting the normal DNA code, but by reprogramming the master regulator of genes in prostate cells to drive malignant growth. [More]
Research shows sex change hormonal treatment also changes brain chemistry

Research shows sex change hormonal treatment also changes brain chemistry

Hormonal treatments administered as part of the procedures for sex reassignment have well-known and well-documented effects on the secondary sexual characteristics of the adult body, shifting a recipient's physical appearance to that of the opposite sex. [More]
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