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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.
What causes puberty to begin?

What causes puberty to begin?

Bioartificial kidney containing billions of donor kidney cells under study at the Medical College of Georgia

Bioartificial kidney containing billions of donor kidney cells under study at the Medical College of Georgia

Relationship between weight gain and breast cancer survival

Relationship between weight gain and breast cancer survival

Nearly 10,000 preterm births could have been prevented in 2002

Nearly 10,000 preterm births could have been prevented in 2002

Scientists have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to become spinal motor neurons

Scientists have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to become spinal motor neurons

Study focuses on best treatment for older women with receptor negative early breast cancer

Study focuses on best treatment for older women with receptor negative early breast cancer

Melanopsin plays a key role in the inner workings of the eye

Melanopsin plays a key role in the inner workings of the eye

Phenoxodiol gets fast track status for its intended use in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer

Phenoxodiol gets fast track status for its intended use in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer

Exercise may be the easiest for women to decrease their risk of heart disease

Exercise may be the easiest for women to decrease their risk of heart disease

New report on the health effects of perchlorate, found in many public drinking-water supplies

New report on the health effects of perchlorate, found in many public drinking-water supplies

Why some men develop aggressive prostate cancer that becomes resistant to hormone-withdrawal therapy

Why some men develop aggressive prostate cancer that becomes resistant to hormone-withdrawal therapy

Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity

Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity

Use of anti-inflammatory steroids for traumatic head injuries may actually increase the risk of death

Use of anti-inflammatory steroids for traumatic head injuries may actually increase the risk of death

Over-eating at an early age may stay well into adulthood

Over-eating at an early age may stay well into adulthood

Obesity is linked to lower levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in men

Obesity is linked to lower levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in men

Serono completes enrollment in phase III trial of Serostim

Serono completes enrollment in phase III trial of Serostim

New ideas for creating a new generation of oral medications to treat infertility

New ideas for creating a new generation of oral medications to treat infertility

Insight into potential mechanisms underlying type II diabetes

Insight into potential mechanisms underlying type II diabetes

Older mothers more affectionate to their infants

Older mothers more affectionate to their infants

More data needed on what's effective for hot flashes

More data needed on what's effective for hot flashes