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Growth hormone (GH) is a protein-based peptide hormone. It stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. Growth hormone is a 191-amino acid, single-chain polypeptide that is synthesized, stored, and secreted by the somatotroph cells within the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland.
Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk

Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk

Study identifies factor essential for tendon growth

Study identifies factor essential for tendon growth

Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors is essential to maintain bone health

Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors is essential to maintain bone health

Groundbreaking drug boosts growth rates in children with achondroplasia

Groundbreaking drug boosts growth rates in children with achondroplasia

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Savings from lower insurance costs of growth hormone drugs not passed on to patients

Savings from lower insurance costs of growth hormone drugs not passed on to patients

Study finds increased financial burden for growth hormone treatment despite FDA approval

Study finds increased financial burden for growth hormone treatment despite FDA approval

Researchers identify regulatory mechanism underlying obesity

Researchers identify regulatory mechanism underlying obesity

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Study provides new insights into molecular mechanisms underlying role of amyloid in Alzheimer's disease

Study provides new insights into molecular mechanisms underlying role of amyloid in Alzheimer's disease

New findings provide better picture of pubertal growth

New findings provide better picture of pubertal growth

New synthetic compound based on brain hormone holds promise for cancer treatment

New synthetic compound based on brain hormone holds promise for cancer treatment

Unraveling a rare genetic mutation related to growth disorders

Unraveling a rare genetic mutation related to growth disorders

NIH funding will allow four pediatric health systems to study causes of growth disorders

NIH funding will allow four pediatric health systems to study causes of growth disorders

​Estrogens found in cows’ milk shown to pose no risk to adult health

​Estrogens found in cows’ milk shown to pose no risk to adult health

Tall people more likely to get cancers, finds study

Tall people more likely to get cancers, finds study

Lumos acquires license for LUM-201 drug that promotes secretion of growth hormone

Lumos acquires license for LUM-201 drug that promotes secretion of growth hormone

New federally-funded research project could lead to treatments that extend human lifespan

New federally-funded research project could lead to treatments that extend human lifespan

Endocrine Society announces winners of prestigious 2019 Laureate Awards

Endocrine Society announces winners of prestigious 2019 Laureate Awards