Ophthalmology

Nothing to cry about: The development of tear duct organoids

Advancements in cell culture methods have allowed for the development of organoids—stem cell-derived mini-organs that mimic the tissue organization of our body. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a new organoid system ...

Health

Q&A: Caffeine's effects on blood sugar and blood pressure

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love to drink coffee. I often have multiple cups a day. Recently, I was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. My doctor advised that I may want to cut back on my beverage of choice, as it is ...

Genetics

When and how mutant clones expand in normal endometrium

Monthly menstruation is a biological phenomenon in women of reproductive age that involves morphological and functional changes in the uterine endometrium followed by uterine lining shedding. The endometrial layer can regenerate ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Hormone found to regulate mothers' behavior

University of Otago researchers have discovered a new function for the hormone prolactin—it limits a new mom's investment in aggressive behavior and instead focuses them on interacting with their babies.

Diabetes

Girls with type 2 diabetes at higher risk for ovarian cysts

(HealthDay)—Here's yet another consequence of America's childhood obesity epidemic: New research shows that girls with type 2 diabetes can set themselves up for developing a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome ...

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