News tagged with glands

Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with early-stage disease. In such men, who account for most cases of newly diagnosed prostate cancer, surgery ...

Jul 12, 2017
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Detailed structure of the sweat gland revealed

Researchers at Osaka University have characterized the structure of human sweat glands down to the single-cell level; the findings clarify the functional components of these glands and their interactions with the vasculature ...

Jul 10, 2017
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Dogs help in breast carcinoma research

Cancer of the mammary glands in dogs is very similar to human breast carcinoma. For this reason, treatment methods from human medicine are often used for dogs. Conversely, scientific knowledge gained from canine mammary tumors ...

Jun 06, 2017
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A culprit of thyroid diseases

A research team has clarified a molecular mechanism of the thyroid and surrounding vascular system in the most common form of hyperthyroidism. Published in the EMBO Molecular Medicine journal, these findings provide a potential ...

May 18, 2017
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Dopamine control of prolactin secretion

In women, a major role of prolactin is to initiate and sustain pregnancy and lactation. During pregnancy, prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland is important for pregnancy maintenance and prolactin levels are correlated ...

Apr 25, 2017
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Gland

A gland is an organ in an animal's body that synthesizes a substance for release of substances such as hormones or breast milk, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).

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