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A hormone is a chemical released by one or more cells that affects cells in other parts of the organism. Only a small amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. It is essentially a chemical messenger that transports a signal from one cell to another.
Male scientists typically have a level of the hormone oestrogen as high as their testosterone level

Male scientists typically have a level of the hormone oestrogen as high as their testosterone level

Treatment with oestrogen to reduce the adult height of tall girls may cause fertility problems later in life

Treatment with oestrogen to reduce the adult height of tall girls may cause fertility problems later in life

Leading endocrinologist supports RMIT menopause research

Leading endocrinologist supports RMIT menopause research

Genetic predictions may bring “quantum leap” in breast cancer treatment success

Genetic predictions may bring “quantum leap” in breast cancer treatment success

Women with late effects of polio experience menopause differently than their non-disabled peers

Women with late effects of polio experience menopause differently than their non-disabled peers

Brain protein called MC4R that plays a role in the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way

Brain protein called MC4R that plays a role in the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way

Study suggests that some survivors have a genetic tendency to developing breast cancer as young women

Study suggests that some survivors have a genetic tendency to developing breast cancer as young women

Sister study that examines causes of breast cancer opens

Sister study that examines causes of breast cancer opens

Higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels

Higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels

Survey of reproductive health professionals exposes the need for additional education tools on hormone replacement therapy

Survey of reproductive health professionals exposes the need for additional education tools on hormone replacement therapy

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Fruit and vitamin C intake are likely to be useful for the prevention of stomach cancer

Fruit and vitamin C intake are likely to be useful for the prevention of stomach cancer

Insulin sensitizing drugs help thin women as well overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Insulin sensitizing drugs help thin women as well overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms

Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms

Study examines fertility concerns among young women with breast cancer

Study examines fertility concerns among young women with breast cancer

Paroxetine is an effective treatment for diminishing hot flashes in men who are receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Paroxetine is an effective treatment for diminishing hot flashes in men who are receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Low-dose estrogen therapy significantly reduced the progression of fatty buildup in the arteries leading to the heart

Low-dose estrogen therapy significantly reduced the progression of fatty buildup in the arteries leading to the heart

Progestin in hormone therapy could dramatically affect heart attack severity

Progestin in hormone therapy could dramatically affect heart attack severity

Prostate cancer patients who no longer respond to hormone therapy may benefit from a combination of docetaxel and estramustine

Prostate cancer patients who no longer respond to hormone therapy may benefit from a combination of docetaxel and estramustine