News tagged with pituitary gland

Mutations drive unrestrained secretion

Benign tumors in the pituitary gland lead to uncontrolled secretion of the stress hormone cortisol by the cells of the adrenal cortex. An international research effort has now characterized a new mechanism ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Mutated stem cells trigger pituitary tumours in children

(Medical Xpress)—A type of pituitary tumour known as craniopharyngioma appears to form via a different mechanism to that thought to occur in more common tumours, according to a paper in the journal Cell St ...

Oct 07, 2013
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The hair of the dog

A surprisingly large number of dogs suffer from hyperadrenocorticism.  The symptoms are caused by excessive amounts of hormones – glucocorticoids – in the body.  Unfortunately, though, diagnosis of the disease is complicated ...

Jul 19, 2013
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'Asia tallest man' hospitalised in China

A 2.55-metre (8 foot 4 inch) Chinese man who is among the world's tallest living people has been hospitalised for a hip replacement, reports said Monday.

Jul 08, 2013
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