endocrinology

Sleep, mood improves after substantial weight loss

“This study confirms several studies reporting that weight loss is associated with increased sleep duration,” said the study's lead investigator, Nasreen…

Gut microbe levels are linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity

The study lends support to other recent reports that have found an association between specific bacterial species in the human digestive system and obesity and…

Adenotonsillectomy May Help Resolve Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome

“Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome are at risk for sleep disordered breathing as growth hormone commonly used to treat their condition can cause the tonsils…

Sonicating sperm — the future of male contraception

New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology used commercially available therapeutic ultrasound…

Could a birth control pill for men be on the horizon?

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are honing in on the development of what may be the first non-steroidal, oral contraceptive for men. Tests of…

Hormone improves long-term recovery from stroke

Insulin-like growth factor I, IGF-I, is a hormone that is found in the blood and contributes to, among other things, growth and bone mass. The levels of this…

What makes fructose fattening? OHSU researchers find some answers in the brain

Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation's growing obesity epidemic. Now, new research at Oregon Health & Science…

Drug-like compound stops thyroid overstimulation in early NIH studies

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified a compound that prevents overproduction of thyroid hormone, a finding that brings scientists…

Glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells

In vitro tests conducted by Professor Frédéric Picard and his team revealed that glucosamine exposure causes a significant increase in mortality in…

Study Shows How Substance in Grapes May Squeeze Out Diabetes

The findings from a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study suggest that when acting directly on certain proteins in the brain, resveratrol may offer some…

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