Gene activity is influenced by steroid hormonesScientists at the University of Bristol and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA have revealed that the manner in which gene expression takes place in rodents is affected by intermittent signaling by steroid hormones.

This finding is considered to have critical implications to understand how steroids work and how they can assist in opening up novel avenues for development of new therapies.

The research appeared online and appeared in the September 2009 issue of Nature Cell Biology.