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  • n  the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity
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  • Understanding Depression Through Biochemical Mapping
    Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Duke Medicine have discovered biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants, but only when depression improves. Changes occur within the neurotransmitter pathways of the pineal gland, which is the part of the endocrine system responsible for controlling the body's sleep cycle. A new type of science called ...
    July 19, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Biochemical mapping helps explain who will respond to antidepressants
    ( Duke University Medical Center ) Duke Medicine researchers have identified biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants -- but only in those whose depression improves. These changes occur in a neurotransmitter pathway that is connected to the pineal gland, the part of the endocrine system that controls the sleep cycle, suggesting an added link between sleep, depression and treatment ...
    July 18, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Common autism supplement affects endocrine system
    Plant-based diets are healthy. Plants are high in flavonoids. So flavonoids are healthy. At least that's the reasoning of many manufacturers of flavonoid-based nutritional supplements. But a new study shows that may not be the case. Flavonoids tested in the study affected the endocrine system in ways that in one case promoted cancer and in another repressed it.
    July 15, 2013 - Science Daily

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