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April 17, 1989 |
A new approach to treating children with growth disorders caused by insufficient production of human growth hormone is being successfully tested clinically, according to chemist Arthur Felix of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in Nutley, N.J. Such children are now treated with hormone produced in bacteria through genetic engineering techniques, but the relatively expensive protein must be used in fairly large amounts and must be injected three times a week....
May 5, 2001 |
One in five adults may have a noncancerous tumor on their pituitary, a pea-sized gland in the brain that plays a central role in regulating the body's hormones, according to research released Friday. At least one in three of those tumors may cause significant clinical problems. The finding, presented in San Antonio at the annual meeting of the American Assn. of Clinical Endocrinologists, should not be a cause for alarm, says endocrinologist Dr. Keith Friend, who coordinated the research.
January 18, 2010 |
"Oh, you mean the guy with the 70-year-old head and the 20-year-old body-builder body? That picture has got to be Photoshopped." Dr. Jeffry Life smiles when I tell him about the general reaction I get about the famous picture of him with his shirt off, the shot that turned a mild-mannered doctor in his mid-60s into a poster boy for super-fit aging and controversial hormone replacement Appearing in medical-clinic ads in airline magazines and...
February 27, 1989 |
Breaking four years of silence, two-time Olympian Diane Williams said Sunday that she took anabolic steroids before the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Williams, 28, who finished fourth in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials in July, 1984, also said in an interview with ABC's Donna de Varona that she failed a drug test during the trials in the Coliseum.
December 4, 2011 |
Now that we've entered the annual season of "goodwill toward men," it seems like an excellent time to consider oxytocin, a hormone that has gotten attention in recent years as the grooviest thing since lava lamps and love beads. Oxytocin is secreted by the pituitary gland, and it has effects on regions of the body of a type that you memorize for a final exam and then promptly forget. But oxytocin also gets into the brain, where it affects behavior. How? For starters, oxytocin promotes maternal behavior in rodents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2012 |
Dr. David L. Rimoin, a medical geneticist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who pioneered studies of dwarfism and other skeletal abnormalities, died Sunday at the Los Angeles hospital. He was 75 and had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer days earlier. Rimoin was also among the first to recognize that diabetes is caused by a variety of genetic abnormalities and he played an influential role in establishing screening programs for Tay-Sachs disease. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this obituary said Dr. David L. Rimoin recruited Dr. Michael M. Kaback to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1970.