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

HRT may boost heart fat in menopausal women

How women receive hormone replacement therapy matters, too. Patches—thought to the safer option—could actually do more harm.

Allison Hydzik-Pittsburgh • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease hormones arteries menopause health-and-medicine hormone-replacement-therapy

How plants hit the brakes to stop root growth

Roots are vital for all plants, but growing new roots can take a lot of a plant. Now we know more about how plants stop growing roots when enough is enough.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 5, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: hormones plants science-and-technology roots

Hunger hormone may shed light on overeating

New findings about the biology of leptin, the hunger hormone, could lead to greater insight into overeating and obesity.

Ziba Kashef-Yale • futurity
June 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: obesity food hormones health-and-medicine body-weight

Pregnancy hormone loosens ‘frozen shoulder’

An orthopedic surgeon's observation about pregnant patients with frozen shoulder has lead to a promising discovery.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
June 4, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: pregnancy hormones health-and-medicine joints

Estrogen receptor could offer shield from obesity

New research suggests an estrogen receptor could offers therapies to prevent obesity.

Sheena Rice-Missouri • futurity
May 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: metabolism obesity hormones proteins health-and-medicine sexes livers estrogen

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