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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
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
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 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
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
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
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 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
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
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 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”
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
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.