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Dogs can detect human stress through smell

According to research, published in PLoS ONE, dogs are able to detect psychological stress in humans by smelling breath and sweat samples, with an accuracy rate of almost 94%.

BBC News

Testosterone can promote prosocial behaviours depending on social context

According to a UK animal study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, testosterone can encourage friendly and prosocial behaviours in rodents, through influencing oxytocin cell activity.

Science Daily 

Aldosterone excess linked to chronic kidney disease

High levels of aldosterone are associated with kidney disease progression in patients, regardless of whether they have diabetes, a new study published in the European Heart Journal suggests.

News Medical

Novel corticosteroid treatment data to be presented at ECE 2022

Sparrow Pharmaceuticals will be presenting novel pharmacological data on its candidates for treating corticosteroid excess on 24 May at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE 2022).

BioSpace

Assessment of efficacy of drug treatments for PCOS

A meta-analysis has been published in Clinical Endocrinology that examines the effectiveness of different pharmacological therapies in improving lipid profiles and C-reactive protein levels in patients with PCOS. 

Medscape

New insights on the human androgen receptor

New structural features of the human androgen receptor have been revealed by cryoEM and may indicate how signalling goes wrong in prostate cancer. The study is published in Molecular Cell.

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