Aging Research

The process of aging of a human body as a whole has not been fully explored, and therefore there is no single point of view on the causes of age-related changes. However, studies on the mechanisms of aging have an unconditional practical value enabling to discover the most effective methods of slowing it down. There Continue Reading

The Genetics of Obesity

The biggest problem is not the obesity itself, but the pathologies it can cause: diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, digestive disorders, and so on. Moreover, people suffering from obesity face the real risk of living a shorter life than they could. We should also mention that in recent decades the situation has been aggravated by the Continue Reading

Pars Distalis

In the mouse, the pituitary gland (hypophysis) is attached to the ventral surface of the brain (see Diagram of Endocrine Organs in Head – In Situ) and is heavier in females than in males; its size also differs between strains. The pituitary gland has three well-defined regions: pars distalis (anterior lobe), pars intermedia (intermediate lobe), Continue Reading

Pars Intermedia – Overview

  In the mouse, the pituitary gland (hypophysis) is attached to the ventral surface of the brain (see Diagram of Endocrine Organs in Head – In Situ) and is heavier in females than in males; its size also differs between strains. The pituitary gland has three well-defined regions: pars distalis (anterior lobe), pars intermedia (intermediate lobe), pars nervosa (neural lobe or Continue Reading