News tagged with pituitary gland

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
popularity not rated yet | comments 0 | with audio podcast

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
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

'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
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

New cause of thyroid hormone deficiency discovered

International researchers, including a team at McGill University, have discovered a new cause for thyroid hormone deficiency, or hypothyroidism. This common endocrine disorder is typically caused by problems of the thyroid ...

Nov 12, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Reprogramming cell identity in the pituitary gland

A team of researchers at the IRCM, supervised by Dr. Jacques Drouin, reprogrammed the identity of cells in the pituitary gland and identified critical mechanisms of epigenetic cell programming. This important discovery, published ...

Oct 16, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0