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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.
New research offers clues into how the body controls appetite and food intake

New research offers clues into how the body controls appetite and food intake

In Australia hip fracture numbers are expected to double over 29 years and quadruple in 56 years

In Australia hip fracture numbers are expected to double over 29 years and quadruple in 56 years

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

Successes in frozen ovarian tissue technology may offer hope to women being treated for cancer

Successes in frozen ovarian tissue technology may offer hope to women being treated for cancer

RNA enzyme research may lead to ways of monitoring fat metabolism and might even assist in the search for signs of life on Mars

RNA enzyme research may lead to ways of monitoring fat metabolism and might even assist in the search for signs of life on Mars

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Men can live a long time after treatment for prostate cancer, and they deserve to have a good quality of life

Men can live a long time after treatment for prostate cancer, and they deserve to have a good quality of life

Sex hormones alter the development of certain brain structures during puberty

Sex hormones alter the development of certain brain structures during puberty

Blood hormone may be key to appetite suppression and obesity control

Blood hormone may be key to appetite suppression and obesity control

Chemicals that inhibit the development of new blood vessels could prove to be a new way of treating endometriosis

Chemicals that inhibit the development of new blood vessels could prove to be a new way of treating endometriosis

Hormone replacement therapy in women increases risk of dementia

Hormone replacement therapy in women increases risk of dementia

New study could bring hope to men who don't respond well to hormone therapy for prostate cancer

New study could bring hope to men who don't respond well to hormone therapy for prostate cancer

The Phthalate Esters Panel responds to claims about the health effects of phthalates

The Phthalate Esters Panel responds to claims about the health effects of phthalates

Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of shoulder tears

Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of shoulder tears

Fat hormone leptin affects a specific type of target neurons in the brain

Fat hormone leptin affects a specific type of target neurons in the brain

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