Testosterone dip may benefit expectant lesbian couples

Most research on testosterone has focused on heterosexual couples. New research looks at the hormone's role in pregnancy in lesbian couples.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy parents hormones testosterone health-and-medicine lgbtq

3D ‘map’ of oxytocin receptor could bring new drugs

Researchers have determined the 3D structure of the receptor that the hormone oxytocin binds to. The findings could aid drug development.

U. Zurich • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: hormones oxytocin drug-development health-and-medicine

Fat-burning neurons in mice grow with leptin

Evidence that fat-burning neurons can grow in response to leptin suggests a potential way to promote weight loss, say researchers.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neurons hormones health-and-medicine body-fat body-weight

Reviews sound the alarm on endocrine disruptors

A broad look at research on endocrine disruptors and human health consequences suggests regulations need to catch up to the evidence.

Shira Polan-NYU • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution hormones earth-and-environment health-and-medicine laws plastics flame-retardants bisphenol-a-bpa

With the help of trained dolphins, our team of researchers is building a specialized drone to help us study dolphins in the wild

Wild dolphins are fast, smart and hard to study, but it is important to understand how human actions affect their health. So we are building a drone to sample hormones from the blowholes of dolphins.

Jason Bruck, Teaching Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: robots hormones marine-biology drones whales bermuda dolphins dolphin stress-hormones marine-mammals innovation-and-invention

Gene discovery only adds to pregnancy mystery

"Pregnancy is such an everyday event—none of us would be here without it—and yet, so many aspects of this process remain puzzling."

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution pregnancy genes hormones health-and-medicine

Hypothesis: Is COVID-19 severity tied to hair loss?

Why does COVID-19 affect men more than women? It could be related to the hormones that cause hair loss in men, a new hypothesis suggests.

Brown University • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: covid-19 hormones skin hair health-and-medicine sexes

PCOS doesn’t just affect fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) "...affects women in a number of ways throughout their life course. It is not just about ovaries."

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: fertility diabetes depression hormones physicians health-and-medicine menstrual-period

Stress hormone may control circadian rhythm

Stress hormones in the blood have a big influence on the brain's circadian rhythm, according to research in rats.

Anders Buch-Larsen • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: hormones stress brains health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Extra testosterone may attune us to moral norms

New research investigates how testosterone affects moral reasoning. The findings suggest a complicated relationship.

Rachel Griess-Texas • futurity
Aug. 26, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: hormones supplements testosterone society-and-culture morals

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