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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.
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

Mediterranean diet may help reduce the physiological effects of stress

Mediterranean diet may help reduce the physiological effects of stress

Inadequate sleep may significantly affect sports performance of young athletes

Inadequate sleep may significantly affect sports performance of young athletes

UCF researcher leads project to identify factors linked to preterm births among Black women

UCF researcher leads project to identify factors linked to preterm births among Black women

Researchers explore how different birth experience affect the developing nervous system

Researchers explore how different birth experience affect the developing nervous system

Earwax sampling could be a cheap, effective way to measure stress hormone

Earwax sampling could be a cheap, effective way to measure stress hormone

Physical stress caused by interruptions in workplace

Physical stress caused by interruptions in workplace

Vitamin C and COVID-19: A Review

Vitamin C and COVID-19: A Review

New multiplexed test with a low-cost sensor may enable at-home COVID diagnosis

New multiplexed test with a low-cost sensor may enable at-home COVID diagnosis

Wearable device tracks biomarkers in sweat associated with inflammatory bowel disease

Wearable device tracks biomarkers in sweat associated with inflammatory bowel disease

Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia tied to stress-induced changes in the immune system

Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia tied to stress-induced changes in the immune system

Scientists shed new light on gene regulatory pathways activated by stress hormone

Scientists shed new light on gene regulatory pathways activated by stress hormone

Study: Patients with thyroid inflammation may be at greater risk of developing anxiety

Study: Patients with thyroid inflammation may be at greater risk of developing anxiety

Activation of fatty acid receptor causes masculinization of Japanese rice fish

Activation of fatty acid receptor causes masculinization of Japanese rice fish