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Why Are Long-Acting Forms of Contraception Like IUDs Becoming More Popular?

August 9, 2018

On a campus crowded by scientists and physicians, Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, is a bit of an anomaly as a…
Don’t Forget About Estrogen

March 5, 2018

Her two-year study, begun with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale in 2005, found that long-term treatment…
For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

August 16, 2017

Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do…
Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50

July 18, 2017

Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined…
Drug combination therapy for estrogen-receptor–positive breast cancer passes critical step for worldwide approval

November 18, 2016

Building on earlier clinical trials, UCLA researchers have confirmed that the “breakthrough” drug palbociclib when used in combination…
Estrogen signaling impacted immune response in cancer

October 19, 2016

New findings suggest that anti-estrogen therapy combined with immunotherapeutic drugs could extend survival in patients with a variety…
New study shows breast tumors evolve in response to hormone therapy

August 10, 2016

Many breast tumors grow in response to female hormones, especially estrogen. Drugs that reduce estrogen levels in the…
Scientists find clues about autism in nocturnal habits of zebrafish

February 1, 2016

A Yale-led team of scientists found that estrogens could reverse abnormal behavior in zebrafish carrying a mutation in…
Estrogens alleviate hyperactivity in zebrafish with autism gene

January 31, 2016

Research led by UCL, Yale and University of California, San Francisco has shown that the hormone estrogen alleviates…
Stopping a Zombie: The Truth about Estrogen and Heart Disease

November 2, 2015

In 2002, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute stopped a major clinical study testing the health benefits…
Lotion ingredient paraben may be more potent carcinogen than thought

October 27, 2015

A controversial group of chemicals commonly found in lotions and other personal care products may be more dangerous…
Estrogen, shrubbery, and the sex ratio of suburban frogs

September 9, 2015

Green frogs in the suburbs are seeing a gender revolution. A new Yale study shows that estrogen in…
TAML catalysts safely and effectively remove estrogenic compounds from wastewater

June 19, 2015

Catalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous…
New drug stalls estrogen receptor-positive cancer cells and shrinks tumors

April 1, 2015

An experimental drug rapidly shrinks most tumors in a mouse model of human breast cancer, researchers report in…
Estrogen worsens allergic reactions in mice

December 30, 2014

Estradiol, a type of estrogen, enhances the levels and activity in mice of an enzyme that drives life-threatening…
Soy supplements with isoflavones ‘reprogram’ breast cancer cells

March 6, 2014

Women with estrogen-responsive breast cancer who consume soy protein supplements containing isoflavones to alleviate the side effects of…
Oral contraceptives are feminizing fish populations – but some carry on regardless

February 17, 2014

Estrogens, including naturally occurring steroids and synthetic estrogens from a birth control pill, are common fresh water pollutants…
Smoking linked with increased risk of most common type of breast cancer

February 10, 2014

Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a cancerous breast (right). Image: Wikipedia. Young women who smoke and…
The brain also produces the sex hormone oestrogen

December 27, 2013

We tend to think that only ovaries produce oestrogen. Hey Paul Studios The female sex hormone oestrogen can be…
High cholesterol fuels the growth and spread of breast cancer

November 29, 2013

These are cells treated with the cholesterol metabolite 27HC. Credit: Duke Medicine A byproduct of cholesterol functions like…
3-D images show flame retardants can mimic estrogens

August 20, 2013

By determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins at the atomic level, researchers at the National Institutes of Health…
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