Neuroendocrinology congress set

June 5, 2006 at 12:31 PM
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PITTSBURGH, June 5 (UPI) -- Research findings involving the interaction between hormones and the brain will be presented for the first time later this month in Pittsburgh.

The 6th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology will be June 19-22. Among papers to be presented are the results of a clinical trial finding a daily regimen of growth hormone pills helps increase muscle strength and fitness in elderly people; a preliminary study suggesting another hormone, oxytocin, can reduce stress in couples who bicker; and research pinpointing the causes of aggression in men.

ICN 2006 will take place at the David Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The meeting is held in a different part of the world every four years under the auspices of the International Neuroendocrine Federation. This year's congress is being sponsored by the American Neuroendocrine Society and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

The first full day of the program will be held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.

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