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Glucocorticoid is a compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
How effective is vitamin D supplementation in COVID-19?

How effective is vitamin D supplementation in COVID-19?

Inhaled glucocorticoids linked to changes in brain matter

Inhaled glucocorticoids linked to changes in brain matter

Disruption of the circadian clocks plays a key role in weight gain

Disruption of the circadian clocks plays a key role in weight gain

Temporal changes in CD4 T-lymphocyte dynamics upon immunization against SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

Temporal changes in CD4 T-lymphocyte dynamics upon immunization against SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

$31 million PCORI funding for AAFP and Penn State to study the effectiveness of asthma treatments

$31 million PCORI funding for AAFP and Penn State to study the effectiveness of asthma treatments

The impact of glucocorticoid therapy on immune responses to COVID-19 vaccination or infection in rituximab-treated patients with autoimmune disorders

The impact of glucocorticoid therapy on immune responses to COVID-19 vaccination or infection in rituximab-treated patients with autoimmune disorders

Carbohydrates and polyphenols in prunes act as prebiotics to help reverse bone loss in mice

Carbohydrates and polyphenols in prunes act as prebiotics to help reverse bone loss in mice

Study examines IMPACC trial results to understand clinical phenotypes of disease severity in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Study examines IMPACC trial results to understand clinical phenotypes of disease severity in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Nonsurgical approach for treatment of children with rare skull tumor

Nonsurgical approach for treatment of children with rare skull tumor

Acute illness increases cortisol levels in children and adolescents

Acute illness increases cortisol levels in children and adolescents

Brain motor and fear circuits orchestrate the immune response to acute stress

Brain motor and fear circuits orchestrate the immune response to acute stress

DGP student investigates sexual dysmorphism in mice

DGP student investigates sexual dysmorphism in mice

Effects of COVID-19 treatment best with combination therapy

Effects of COVID-19 treatment best with combination therapy

Shared gene expression signatures in type 1 diabetics treated with IL-2 and COVID-19 patients

Shared gene expression signatures in type 1 diabetics treated with IL-2 and COVID-19 patients

Depressive disorders are associated with general increase in the deformability of immune cells

Depressive disorders are associated with general increase in the deformability of immune cells

Study shows the benefits of once-weekly prednisone in obese mice

Study shows the benefits of once-weekly prednisone in obese mice

Study suggests single nucleotide polymorphism in interferon receptor impacts COVID-19 outcomes

Study suggests single nucleotide polymorphism in interferon receptor impacts COVID-19 outcomes

Glucocorticoid steroids improve muscle performance through distinct, sex-specific molecular pathways

Glucocorticoid steroids improve muscle performance through distinct, sex-specific molecular pathways

Aldosterone levels undetectably low in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Aldosterone levels undetectably low in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Adenosine receptor agonists provide therapeutic target in mouse SARS-CoV-2 infection

Adenosine receptor agonists provide therapeutic target in mouse SARS-CoV-2 infection