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).
Immunotherapy is among the newest and most potent weapons against cancer. It prompts the immune system to recognize tumors as intruders in the body and attack. But not all patients respond well to immunotherapy. Why? Scientists aren't always sure.
Study uncovered mechanisms by which psychological stress affects bowel inflammation.
New research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Dublin, Ireland (17-20 May) suggests that glucocorticoid levels (a class of steroid hormones secreted as a response to stress) present in the hair of individuals may indicate which of them are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the future.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a class of corticosteroids called glucocorticoids (GCs) have become established as one of the main treatment options, especially for severe cases, thanks to their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant action.
In a recent case report published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers reported a case of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Nocardia pseudobrasiliensis concomitant infection.
Potentially life-saving steroids commonly given to preterm babies also increase the risk of long-term cardiovascular problems, but a new study in rats has found that if given in conjunction with statins, their positive effects remain while the potential negative side-effects are 'weeded out'.
This study summarizes the mechanisms associated with obesity-aggravated asthma.
In a recent study published in the JAMA Network Open journal, researchers compared the characteristics of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Glucocorticoids —such as cortisone— are among the most widely used anti-inflammatory drugs, and are used to treat asthma, psoriasis, organ transplantation and even COVID-19.
The conversations between our bone and muscle change as we age, and both are the weaker for it, Medical College of Georgia scientists say.
A new paper published in JAMA Network Open discusses the relationship between caffeine consumption in pregnancy and the future growth of the offspring.
In a new study, researchers assessed the impact of maternal obesity on brain development in the fetus.
A new study described the evidence, mechanisms, and therapies for endothelial dysfunction in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Stem cell-derived neurons from combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) react differently to a stress hormone than those from veterans without PTSD, a finding that could provide insights into how genetics can make someone more susceptible to developing PTSD following trauma exposure.
A new study evaluated the current research on incidences of hypertension, new-onset diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia as possible sequelae of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Researchers described two cases of acute pain in the abdomen of patients with COVID-19.
A new review in the Biology of Reproduction journal analyzed the relationship between the immune system and the female reproductive system while focusing on the effects of COVID-19-associated immune responses on the reproductive system. The study searched PubMed to identify peer-reviewed literature in English up to May 2022 and finally included 83 studies.
Researchers investigated the influence of biological and psychological postpartum maternal stress on human milk fatty acid composition through a prospective cohort study in Amsterdam.
Researchers explored SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern/interest (VOC/VOI) kinetics and variations among non-hospitalized acute COVID-19 patients.
The current paper addresses the considerable evidence now supporting the efficacy of vitamin D in COVID-19, as well as its safety.