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  • Cholesterol an Important Piece of the Puzzle for Fat-Burning

    Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body’s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to demonstrate for the very first time that mice without gastrointestinal microbi more

  • Promising transport molecule for steroid medications discovered

    When the word steroids comes up, a lot of people think of doping. It is much less well known that steroids are used in the treatment of many diseases, such as asthma, neurodermatitis, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s Disease. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jacobs Univer more

  • Cross talk between hormone receptors has unexpected effects

    One of the first clues pathologists look for in tissue from a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient is the estrogen receptor, a nuclear protein that converts hormonal messages in the bloodstream into instructions for the cell about how to behave. They also look for the presence of progesterone recep more

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The Chemistry of Oral Contraceptives

You may have read in the news over the past few days about the passing of Carl Djerassi, the chemist (and later, novelist) who is best known for his discovery of the first oral contraceptive. This discovery led to something of a social revolution, putting the power of contraception firmly in the han more

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Estradiol Estradiol (17β-estradiol) (also oestradiol) is a sex hormone . Labelled the "female" hormone but also present in males, it represents the major estrogen in humans. Estradiol has not only a critical impact on reproductive and sexual fu ... more


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