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.

dateNov 06, 2014 in Biotechnology
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How mixing light with salt makes a smolt?

For decades, researchers have tried to find out what regulates changes in salmon when they transform from being freshwater to saltwater fish. Now they have come a little closer to an answer.

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
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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. ...

dateDec 16, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateMar 29, 2011 in Medical research
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Contaminants also a threat to polar bears

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is vulnerable to a series of dangers. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health, ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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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 ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Cancer
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