News tagged with thyroid hormone

Zebrafish stripped of stripes

Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, the same University of Washington group is now able to explain how to "erase" them.

Nov 06, 2014
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Bonobos stay young longer

Despite the fact that chimpanzees and bonobos share similar starting conditions at birth they develop different behavioural patterns later in life. These differences might be caused by different hormone levels. ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Detecting thyroid disease by computer

Researchers in India have developed an improved expert system for the diagnosis of thyroid disease. They describe details of their approach to screening medical data in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of ...

Aug 02, 2012
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Many with low thyroid missed because labs may be wrong

Millions of Americans - mostly women - could find the key to more energy, easier weight control, sharper thinking, less depression, less infertility, lower blood pressure and lower incidence of heart disease. It all ...

May 13, 2011
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Thyroid affects color vision

What part does the thyroid gland have in vision? Thyroid hormone is crucially involved in controlling which visual pigment is produced in the cones. Previously, it was assumed that the colour sensitivity of ...

Mar 29, 2011
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Researchers work to prevent neurological diseases

Many diseases of brain function, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, are caused by problems in how neurons communicate with each other. A University of Houston (UH) researcher and his team are analyzing these ...

Jun 24, 2010
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Pre-eclampsia linked to thyroid problems

Women who develop pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are more likely than other women to have reduced thyroid function (hypothyroidism), finds a study published in BMJ today. It may also put women at a greater risk of thyroi ...

Nov 18, 2009
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