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Cortisol is a hormone made by the adrenal cortex (the outer layer of the adrenal gland). It helps the body use glucose (a sugar), protein, and fats. Cortisol made in the laboratory is called hydrocortisone. It is used to treat many conditions, including inflammation, allergies, and some cancers. Cortisol is a type of glucocorticoid hormone.
New biomarker of glucocorticoid action could help clinicians to tailor treatments

New biomarker of glucocorticoid action could help clinicians to tailor treatments

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Study uncovers mechanism to help explain how maternal stress causes idiopathic preterm birth

Study uncovers mechanism to help explain how maternal stress causes idiopathic preterm birth

Multisystem intervention could potentially prevent or reverse frailty, research shows

Multisystem intervention could potentially prevent or reverse frailty, research shows

Study shows potential benefits from meditation-based teacher development program

Study shows potential benefits from meditation-based teacher development program

Computer training in addition to psychotherapy can potentially reduce PTSD symptoms

Computer training in addition to psychotherapy can potentially reduce PTSD symptoms

Neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2 shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain

Neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2 shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain

Scientists identify genes involved in autoimmune Addison's disease

Scientists identify genes involved in autoimmune Addison's disease

Variants of nine genes induce a higher risk of developing Addison's disease

Variants of nine genes induce a higher risk of developing Addison's disease

Long-term stress is a risk factor for heart attacks, study suggests

Long-term stress is a risk factor for heart attacks, study suggests

Small wearable sensor can detect stress biomarker in sweat

Small wearable sensor can detect stress biomarker in sweat

Study shows that human hormones also follow a seasonal pattern

Study shows that human hormones also follow a seasonal pattern

Researchers assess impact of family migration on infant well-being

Researchers assess impact of family migration on infant well-being

MSU researchers receive grant to study effects of prenatal, postnatal stress on child psychopathology

MSU researchers receive grant to study effects of prenatal, postnatal stress on child psychopathology

Study shows long-term consequences of peripubertal stress

Study shows long-term consequences of peripubertal stress

Missing link between stress and infertility found

Missing link between stress and infertility found

Stress levels in mothers during pregnancy may shape infants' brains

Stress levels in mothers during pregnancy may shape infants' brains

COVID-19 potentially has negative impacts on male fertility

COVID-19 potentially has negative impacts on male fertility

Computers could use subtle facial features to recognize congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Computers could use subtle facial features to recognize congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Lower choline in pregnant Black American women linked to higher levels of stress hormone

Lower choline in pregnant Black American women linked to higher levels of stress hormone