Gene activity found influenced by steroid hormonesA research by scientists at the University of Bristol and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA has suggested that intermittent signaling by steroid hormones has the potential of affecting the manner by which genes are expressed in rodents.

This finding is expected to provide significant implications to understand how steroids operate and open up novel avenues for new therapies.

The findings were published online and appeared in the September 2009 issue of Nature Cell Biology.