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This website has been designed to give you an insight into the Pituitary gland and all that it does. It will also explore what can go wrong with the function of the pituitary gland, what the cause of this malfunction normally is and current methods available to try and counter act this.

animated sequence of the sagittal section through the brain
animated sequence of sagittal transections through the human brain.
(sequence courtesy of Christian R. Linder under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,) 

News

Successful treatment of Cushing’s disease caused by ectopic intracavernous microadenoma

15/12/2008 14:25
Research conducted by Koizumi et al, shedding new light on potential treaments for Cushing's disease. http://www.springerlink.com/content/63257g61264w0103/

Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought

15/05/2008 09:00
A recent study conducted in the USA found that tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than many health care professionals realize, with national prevalence rates averaging 16.7 percent.   http://www.news-medical.net/?id=9656

Discovery of stem cells in the mouse pituitary gland

29/04/2008 14:00
Discovery of stem cells In the pituitary gland of mice suggests a means of adapting to stress and life changes.   http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/105650.php