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Why is the transcription factor Pax8 necessary for a functional thyroid gland?

By controlling the synthesis and secretion of thyroid hormones, the endocrine thyroid gland plays an important role in governing organismal development and metabolic homeostasis. The structural and functional unit of the thyroid gland is the thyroid follicle,

Thyroid eye disease: early catch, better fix

Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an uncommon condition that affects some people with an overactive thyroid (a condition called Graves’ disease, of whom about a quarter will develop TED). The disease causes swelling of the tissues behind