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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.
Findings from WHI memory study may not directly apply to newly menopausal women

Findings from WHI memory study may not directly apply to newly menopausal women

Genes account for approximately 30 percent of longevity in humans

Genes account for approximately 30 percent of longevity in humans

Estrogen therapy may increase the risk for dementia

Estrogen therapy may increase the risk for dementia

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Line-dancing stamps out osteoporosis

Line-dancing stamps out osteoporosis

Drug for multiple sclerosis prevented disease development when tested on animal models

Drug for multiple sclerosis prevented disease development when tested on animal models

Hip fractures – less common but more numerous in an ageing nation

Hip fractures – less common but more numerous in an ageing nation

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

Australian researchers have identified the hormone DHEAS as a new marker of low libido in women under 45 years

Australian researchers have identified the hormone DHEAS as a new marker of low libido in women under 45 years

Genetically engineered thyroid stimulating hormone destroys tissue that often remains after thyroidectomy

Genetically engineered thyroid stimulating hormone destroys tissue that often remains after thyroidectomy

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

What causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

What causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

Seasons may be involved in onset of menopause

Seasons may be involved in onset of menopause

Continuing problems with high levels of pesticide residues in fruits popular with children

Continuing problems with high levels of pesticide residues in fruits popular with children

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy