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A case for exercising

There is now another good reason to exercise. Besides burning calories, exercise restores the sensitivity of neurons involved in the control of satiety (feeling full), which in turn contributes to reduced food intake and ...

Aug 24, 2010
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Playing Fertility in a Different Key

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes a couple can't get pregnant although anatomically everything seems normal. Emory reproductive endocrinologist Sarah Berga may be able to explain why: Stress.

Jul 13, 2010
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The hormone IGF-1: A trigger of puberty

Puberty is triggered by pulsatile release of GnRH from specific nerve cells in the the brain. What signals tell these nerve cells to release GnRH in this manner has not been determined, although it has been suggested that ...

Jul 12, 2010
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New insights into breast-feeding hormone

(PhysOrg.com) -- A mechanism for regulating the hormone prolactin has newly been revealed by scientists at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The results are to be published in the scientific journal Neuron, and may be significant ...

Jan 28, 2010
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