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Old 07-31-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The brain's pituitary is the undisputed champion of the endocrine system, credited with exerting more control over the growth of our body than any other structure. But a new contender has stepped into the ring—one that hits below the belt. Scientists have found for the first time that, at least in Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), the gonads act as a "secondary pituitary," helping the fish reach their adult size. Without these sex organs—which produce sperm in males and eggs in females—the fish only grew to a fraction of their normal size, the team reports online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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The brain's pituitary is the undisputed champion of the endocrine system, credited with exerting more control over the growth of our body than any other structure. But a new contender has stepped into the ring—one that hits below the belt. Scientists have found for the first time that, at least in Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), the gonads act as a "secondary pituitary," helping the fish reach their adult size. Without these sex organs—which produce sperm in males and eggs in females—the fish only grew to a fraction of their normal size, the team reports online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
This is known already in Human males, As they think with their privates sometimes as it is.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is known already in Human males, As they think with their privates sometimes as it is.
Yeah, but human gonads don't act as a second pituitary...
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