News tagged with steroids
There is a link between use of anabolic-androgenic steroids and reduced mental health later in life. This is the main conclusion of a new study on elite male strength athletes that researchers from the University of Gothenburg ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 20, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 1
An international team of researchers, led by physician-scientists at Johns Hopkins, reports that a once-daily tablet containing a high dose of a key ragweed pollen protein effectively blocks the runny noses, sneezes, nasal ...
Immunology May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Testosterone may trigger a brain chemical process linked to schizophrenia but the same sex hormone can also improve cognitive thinking skills in men with the disorder, two new studies show.
Neuroscience Apr 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Since 1977, there has been a 70% increase in caffeine consumption among children and adolescents. Whether it is coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks, our children are consuming more of it. One well documented effect of caffeine ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration says it has uncovered troubling sterility problems at 30 specialty pharmacies that were inspected following a recent outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs.
Health Apr 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A potential new strategy to developing new drugs to control inflammation without serious side effects has been found by Georgia State University researchers and international colleagues.
Inflammatory disorders Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—People who use drugs called glucocorticoids—a class of steroids—are at increased risk for blood clots in their veins, according to a new study.
Cardiology Apr 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A Vietnamese immigrant in California died of a massive infection with parasitic worms that spread throughout his body, including his lungs. They had remained dormant until his immune system ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Multi-peptide vaccination therapy combined with the low-dose steroid drug dexamethasone shows promise in treating chemotherapy-naive castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients.
Cancer Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Muscle withering can occur as part of the progression of many diseases, including cancer and muscular dystrophy, as well as during the normal aging process. Cellular organelles known as mitochondria provide ...
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The routine use of steroids to treat tuberculosis may help reduce deaths from all types of the disease, according to a new review of existing research.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new trial is underway to determine if a short course of oral steroids can improve the hearing of children suffering from glue ear, thanks to a £1.3M research grant awarded to scientists at Cardiff University.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A transplanted kidney has a finite life expectancy because it often becomes the target of the recipient's immune system, which may mount antibodies that attack the organ. Because there is a critical need to extend the life ...
Other Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For patients with spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections (ESI) may actually lead to worse outcomes—whether or not the patient later undergoes surgery, according to a study in the February 15 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Even after successful treatment, patients with Cushing's disease who were older when diagnosed or had prolonged exposure to excess cortisol face a greater risk of dying or developing cardiovascular disease, according to a ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A steroid is a terpenoid lipid characterized by its sterane or steroid nucleus: a carbon skeleton with four fused rings, generally arranged in a 6-6-6-5 fashion. Steroids vary by the functional groups attached to these rings and the oxidation state of the rings. Hundreds of distinct steroids are found in plants, animals, and fungi. All steroids are made in cells either from the sterol lanosterol (animals and fungi) or from the sterol cycloartenol (plants). Both sterols are derived from the cyclization of the triterpene squalene.
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