Tag Archives: sex hormone

What sex will it be? And why?

For millennia, pregnant women (and their partners) have wondered what sex the baby will be. Many parents wish for sons, especially as first-borns. Methods to achieve this have included tying off the left testicle, drinking lion’s blood,

Adolescents with gender dysphoria

As soon as young children acquire language most will start understanding that they are a boy or a girl and they will increasingly feel and behave in accordance with  the gender assigned to them at birth. Some

Allylic oxidation of steroidal olefins

The goal of steroid chemistry is to chemically modify naturally occurring steroids in a way that will alter their biological activity to the benefit of mankind, livestock, and plants.  This process can be achieved by adding a

Testosterone boosts aggression? Well, it depends who you are!

The sex hormone testosterone is mainly produced in the testes and has been traditionally linked to aggressive behavior, not only in humans but also in other animals. In birds, testosterone is involved in regulating aggressive behavior during

The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone in different stages of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is likely to become an increasing burden in the coming decades. Current medications for OA, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), steroids or viscosupplementation provide only symptomatic improvements. The major disadvantage of all current treatments is