Lower levels of vasopressin were present in the cerebrospinal fluid of infants who later went on to be diagnosed with autism.
Using magnetic nanoparticles, researchers were able to stimulate the adrenal glands of rodents and control the release of stress-related hormones. The approach could be applied to humans to treat hormone-related disorders.
Study tests the good genes ovulation shift hypothesis, which states women's preferences for certain male behaviors differ throughout their ovulation cycle. Researchers found no evidence that a woman's preference changes across the ovulation cycle. However, women tend to perceive men as slightly more attractive when fertile than during other cycle phases.
A new study reports diets high in refined carbohydrates could increase the risk for developing depression in postmenopausal women.
A new study reports mother rats who received hormone replacement therapy responded worse to memory and spatial learning tasks than those who had not given birth. Researchers suggest a woman's reproductive history could impact how the brain responds to hormones later in life.
A new study reports human fat cells have their own internal clocks and circadian rhythms which affect metabolic functions.
Researchers report the hormone prolactin, more commonly associated with lactation in new mothers, may underlie why women are more vulnerable to developing functional pain syndromes than men.
Researchers report mice with epilepsy have alterations in neural pattern activity in an area of the brain that controls the reproductive endocrine system.
A life extending hormone produced by cells in the thymus gland appears to protect against the loss of immune function that comes with aging.