News tagged with steroid hormone

Mastermind steroid found in plants

Scientists have known for some time how important plant steroids called brassinosteroids are for regulating plant growth and development. But until now, they did not know how extensive their reach is. Now researchers, including ...

dateNov 15, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Golden vehicle for drug delivery has hidden costs

One of the biggest ideas in treating disease involves material so small it isn't even visible. Miniscule gold particles โ€“ the size of several atoms โ€“ are being touted as vehicles to send drugs exactly where they are needed ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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How steroid hormones enable plants to grow

Plants can adapt extremely quickly to changes in their environment. Hormones, chemical messengers that are activated in direct response to light and temperature stimuli help them achieve this. Plant steroid hormones similar ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hormones found to affect gene activity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Intermittent signaling by steroid hormones can affect the way genes are expressed in rodents, according to research by scientists at the University of Bristol and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA. ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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