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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 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

Diminished biological arousal before global pandemic may predict PTSD symptoms

Diminished biological arousal before global pandemic may predict PTSD symptoms

Adolescents with “elevated" hunger hormone are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder

Adolescents with “elevated" hunger hormone are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder

Identifying potential markers of neuroendocrine activity associated with grief

Identifying potential markers of neuroendocrine activity associated with grief

Good mental health is associated with longer life, shows study

Good mental health is associated with longer life, shows study

Leftover fermented barley may reduce animals’ stress, improve pork quality

Leftover fermented barley may reduce animals’ stress, improve pork quality

Investigational antidepressant PT150 shows antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2

Investigational antidepressant PT150 shows antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2

Stress hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Stress hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Dog-walking intervention may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans

Dog-walking intervention may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans

Mother's prenatal psychological distress is linked to infant gut microbes

Mother's prenatal psychological distress is linked to infant gut microbes

Hormone systems can be adapted after social niche transition in adulthood

Hormone systems can be adapted after social niche transition in adulthood

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation