High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth

Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.

Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.

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Trailblazing Endocrinologist Neena Schwartz Dies
Trailblazing Endocrinologist Neena Schwartz Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2018
The reproductive biologist uncovered hormones important for fertility cycles.
BPA Exposure Alters Behavior and Brain Development in Mice: Study
BPA Exposure Alters Behavior and Brain Development in Mice: Study
Jim Daley | Mar 20, 2018
The effects occurred after rodents consumed the chemical in levels 10- or 20-fold below the recommended daily dose for humans.  
FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns
FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns
Ashley Yeager | Feb 27, 2018
The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has “minimal effects,” but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.
Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs
Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs
Robert Martin | Sep 25, 2017
Decades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals.
Infographic: Plastics’ Effects
Infographic: Plastics’ Effects
Ee Ling Ng | May 31, 2017
Lab studies suggest that plastic pollutants in the environment could have detrimental effects on animals’ physiology.
Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies
Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 5, 2016
Melvin Grumbach, a clinician and researcher who described the hormonal dynamics of puberty and numerous endocrine disorders, has passed away at age 90.
Effects of BPA Substitutes
Effects of BPA Substitutes
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2016
Two studies add to the evidence that replacements for the plastic additive affect cells and animals in the same, untoward ways as bisphenol A.
A Complex Disorder
A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Oct 31, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
 
Hormone Affects “Runner’s High”
Hormone Affects “Runner’s High”
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2015
Leptin, the satiety hormone produced by fat, affects neuronal signaling in the mouse brain; interference with this pathway can influence the rewarding effects of running in the animals.
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2014
A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.
Common Chemicals Damage Sperm
Common Chemicals Damage Sperm
Bob Grant | May 13, 2014
Researchers elucidate a molecular mechanism through which endocrine disrupting compounds compromise the viability of human gametes.
Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug
Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2014
Tamoxifen, an endocrine therapy for women with breast cancer, is found in a supplement marketed to bodybuilders.
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
Kerry Grens | Feb 7, 2014
Molecular and Cellular Biology pulls five papers from endocrinologist Shigeaki Kato.
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2013
Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.