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Scientists Explain A Drug's Paradoxical Action: Discovery May Lead To New Therapies For Breast Cancer, Early Puberty

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June 14, 1999
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University Of California San Francisco
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What could be the explanation for a drug that works at low doses to help children with one type of early puberty but requires doses ten times higher to treat a similar disease? For years, this puzzle has intrigued pediatric endocrinologists, the doctors who care for children with abnormal hormone systems.

What could be the explanation for a drug that works at low doses to help children with one type of early puberty but requires doses ten times higher to treat a similar disease? For years, this puzzle has intrigued pediatric endocrinologists, the doctors who care for children with abnormal hormone systems.


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University Of California San Francisco. (1999, June 14). Scientists Explain A Drug's Paradoxical Action: Discovery May Lead To New Therapies For Breast Cancer, Early Puberty. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990614075504.htm
University Of California San Francisco. "Scientists Explain A Drug's Paradoxical Action: Discovery May Lead To New Therapies For Breast Cancer, Early Puberty." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990614075504.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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