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Newly appreciated membrane estrogen receptor important therapeutic target for breast cancer

PROVIDENCE, RI New research at Rhode Island Hospital has uncovered the biological effects of a novel membrane estrogen receptor, a finding that has potential implications for hormonal therapy for breast cancer. The study is published in the July edition of the journal Molecular Endocrinology. T...

New study suggests Rx estrogen delivery through the skin may show safety benefits as opposed to oral delivery

NEW YORK, NY (March 25, 2009) Transdermal delivery of estrogen therapy available by prescription "seems not to alter" the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clotting, in postmenopausal patients when compared to oral delivery, a new study suggests. The study was conducted by researche...

Naturally produced estrogen may protect women from Parkinson's disease

February 25, 2009 (Bronx, NY) Women who have more years of fertility (the time from first menstruation to menopause) have a lower risk of developing Parkinsons disease than women with fewer years, according to a large, new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Un...

New study finds adverse effects of estrogen replacement therapy are related to the dose

SAN DIEGO, CA Recent clinical trials indicate that estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. A new study in mice has examined whether adverse effects of ERT are related to the doses used. The study found that moderate and high doses of ERT increased prob...

New link between estrogen and breast cancer

The female sex hormone estrogen turns on a gene linked to breast cancer, according to new research by Brisbane scientists. The cancer biology team from UQ's Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine, believe their finding will help explain the link between breast cance...

Previously unseen switch regulates breast cancer response to estrogen

A tiny modification called methylation on estrogen receptors prolongs the life of these growth-driving molecules in breast cancer cells, according to research by scientists at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute. The results are published in the May 9, 2008 issue of the journal Molecul...

Cholesterol byproduct blocks heart health benefits of estrogen

DALLAS Sept. 16, 2007 New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers show that a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism interferes with the beneficial effects estrogen has on the cardiovascular system, providing a better understanding of the interplay between cholesterol and estrogen in...

Researchers Find Estrogen Governs Genes That Affect Aggression

Ohio State University researchers have studied how a naturally occurring chemical in the bodies of mice affects aggressive behaviour in accordance with the length of the daylight they face. The researchers found that a class of hormones called estrogens increase aggression in the animal du...

Early Estrogen Therapy May Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

A new analysis of both estrogen and estrogen plus progestin shows a 24 percent reduction in risk for coronary heart disease events in women starting// hormone therapy less than 10 years after menopause. The analysis, by researchers at Yale and eight other study centers participating in the K...

Hormone Therapy: An Alternative To Estrogen For Menopause

A new Canadian-led trial finds a safer and equally effective alternative therapy for controlling hot flushes and night sweats//. The study suggested that a old treatment derived from progesterone may be as effective as estrogen for quelling hot flushes. Medroxyprogesterone, a synthetic version...

New Path from Estrogen to Survival in Breast Cancer Cells Described

After years of research, scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are now able to explain, in exquisite// molecular detail, how the estrogen hormone can help keep breast cancer cells alive. In the Sept. 24 issue of the journal, Nature Cell Biology, they assign roles t...

Study Indicates An Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer In Women Undertaking Estrogen and Testosterone Therapy

According to an article that was published in the July 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, which is one of the JAMA/Archives journals, states that women who take// combination of estrogen and testosterone to treat the symptoms of menopause may have an increased risk of breast cancer. ...

Increased Estrogen in Men Hastens Dementia

Researchers from Netherlands said that men with increased levels of sex hormone estrogen are at an increased risk of suffering from dementia. // This hormone is present at a lower level in men when compared to women. The study results are published in the Annals of Neurology. Dr. Mirjam Geerlin...

Muscles May Need Estrogen to Regain Strength, Especially as Women Age

It is believed that menopause plays a role in the loss of muscle mass as women age. Inactivity also can result in an accelerated loss of muscle //mass and strength in aging women. Now, a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher studied the effect of inactivity combined with the loss of estrogen a...

Gabapentin Reduced Menopausal Symptoms as Estrogen – Study Find

Researchers at the University of Rochester when investigating for an alternative menopausal treatment have found that //gabapentin drug treated hot flashes as good as estrogen. Gabapentin, a seizure drug lowered hot flashes by regulating the flow of calcium in and out of the cells, which helped...

Functional Differences In Estrogen Receptor Could Be A Therapeutic Target

Differences in a newly uncovered estrogen receptor could turn out to be an important therapeutic target besides playing a vital role in signaling //other target tissues like uterus and prostate tissues. These new findings could significantly advance the understanding of the effects of estroge...

Prostate Cancer Risk Linked To Early Estrogen Exposure

Exposure to estrogens in the early stages of the development of the prostate gland in the male fetus is a factor cited by the scientists for the development of the prostate cancer at the later part of life. // The study, done in an animal model, also demonstrates how the predisposition may ar...

Hip Fracture Risk Increases In Men Having Low Estrogen Levels

A new study published in the May issue of The American Journal of Medicine has found that estrogen plays an important role in males as well. Low levels of the female// sex hormone increase the risk of hip fracture in men, the study found. Those who had low levels of both estrogen and testosterone h...

Lack Of Estrogen In Brain Tissue Of Women Can Lead To Alzheimer's

It has been found from autopsy studies that women with Alzheimer’s disease have low levels of the sex hormone estrogen in their brain tissue than women with a sound mental health. // The research has been conducted by Dr. Rena Li and colleges at the University of Chicago. Previous studies con...

Role Of Estrogen In Breast-Cancer

Scientists have been wondering how estrogen -dependent breast-cancer cells grow and spread rapidly. Recent research on the above area has revealed that the depletion of estrogen is associated //with loss of regulatory protein. The scientists report that human breast-cancer cells exposed to es...

The Two-In-One Estrogen Therapy For Managing Menopause And Maintaining Healthy Skin

Menopause is a normal part of life. It is one step in a long, slow process of reproductive aging. For most women this process begins silently somewhere around age 40 and declining levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone // is responsible for physiological and emotional changes in a female....

Beat menopausal symptoms with low-dose estrogen

Results of two new studies suggest that low-dose estrogen therapy should be considered first line treatment for women experiencing menopausal hot flushes and bleeding. The June issue of Fertility and Sterility says low-dose estrogen therapy is as effective as high-dose estrogen in treating me...

Effect of estrogen on behavior difference between sexes

Researchers have found that the hormone estrogen is responsible for the way males behave in an unfeminine// way from being a boy to being a grown man. Laboratory testing of mice showed that an estrogen receptor in the hypothalamus is responsible of defeminization or removal of feminine traits...

Improving The Survival Of Lung Cancer Patients By Blocking The Effects Of Estrogen

Stopping or slowing the spread of lung cancer may depend on the addition of drugs that block the effects of estrogen, // say researchers according to a recent study . For the study researchers evaluated the effects of three different treatments that block the action of estrogen in human lung tum...

The Use Of Estrogen Replacement Therapy For Alzheimer’s Disease Questioned

Several studies have linked the use of estrogen replacement therapy with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, // and bone mineral density( BMD ) is known as a good indicator of exposure to estrogen. Hence researchers studied 987 women and men to determine how BMD related to the risk of cognitive pr...

Preventing Colon Cancer With Estrogen

According to a recent study researchers say estrogen may provide protection against colon cancer. For the study researchers fed five different diets to female mice and followed their progress for one year. The diets were designed to compare the effects of specific ingredients.// Diet one conta...

Preventing Colon Cancer With Estrogen

According to a recent study researchers say estrogen may provide protection against colon cancer. For the study researchers // fed five different diets to female mice and followed their progress for one year. The diets were designed to compare the effects of specific ingredients. Diet one cont...

A Likely Use For Estrogen Therapy

A new study shows that estrogen therapy does not decrease, but may increase, the risk for dementia in postmenopausal women, say researchers //.Previous studies have reported an association between postmenopausal estrogen use and lower risk of dementia. A placebo-controlled trial of estrogen or e...

The Effects Of Estrogen Therapy

Taking estrogen alone will not prevent chronic diseases in postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy. However it is found to increase // the risk of stroke and decrease the risk of hip factures, according to the latest research. For the study investigators examined whether conjugated equi...

The Side Effects Of Estrogen Therapy

According to a recent study researchers say the estrogen pills do not reduce the risk of heart disease and can lead to an increased risk of stroke.// Researchers say their results show estrogen alone does not appear to increase or decrease the risk of heart disease as combination hormone therap...

Osteoarthritis and Estrogen are connected

According to researchers from the University of California, they have observed that postmenopausal women who use estrogen are at a higher risk for developing Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a tissue change in the joints that causes pain in that area.// Osteoarthritis affects 20 percent to 30 perc...

Herbs With Estrogen Action Aggravate Cancer Risk

Some commonly used herbal treatments may further increase the risk of breast and uterine cancer for women already predisposed to those diseases. //Researchers offer new evidence that herbs such as red clover and motherwort - traditionally used for gynecological complaints - as well as saw palmetto ...

Knee Osteoarthritis May Be Triggered By Low Levels Of Estrogen

Women in the age of 40 to 50 years are more prone to osteoarthritis. Researchers thing that sex hormones may play a vital role in the disease because of the inflammation caused in the condition as it worsens.// A new study has examined the role played by estradiol, the main sex hormone estrogen...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The protein, called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), regulates the levels of testosterone and estrogen in the blood. Researchers suspect it also plays a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. "Basically, we have identified plasma SHBG as a stron...

Massachusetts Warns: Bisphenol A Toxic

...city is expected to influence legislative efforts to ban the chemical which are currently moving in California and Congress. BPA is a synthetic estrogen used in hard polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers, including some water and baby bottles and sippy cups, as well as in the epoxy lining ...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

...tin only (such as Depo-Provera) or estrogen-progestin combination (a birth control pill). Women who were taking an oral contraceptive that included estrogen and progestin were 34 percent less likely to have a recurrence of bacterial vaginosis than women not taking a contraceptive. Women who were on a proge...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

...) for the treatment of acne. All combination oral contraceptives contain an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol for most contraceptive pills) and a progestin. The estrogen component decreases the production of testosterone and other androgens by t...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

...ists have long believed that there may be a hormonal component to melasma, and a recently published study found that there were an increased number of estrogen receptors in areas where patients developed melasma. For this reason, Dr. Breadon advises patients with melasma to consider stopping oral cont...

QuatRx Announces Further Positive Phase 3 Results For Ophena(TM) (Ospemifene Tablets) in Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy

...g approval for Ophena(TM) , a new SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator) for the treatment of the sympt...exual pain (dyspareunia) and irritation. Declining estrogen levels during menopause can cause tissues of the v...reclinical program. Fispemifene is a new selective estrogen receptor antagonist that is in Phase 2 studies as ...

Ovary Removal May Play a Role in Lung Cancer

...that vulnerability to lung cancer is caused by early and sudden decrease in estrogen levels or potentially long-term use of hormone replacement therapy, and fur...the role of smoking in lung cancer and because smokers generally have lower estrogen levels than non-smokers." "Although smoking is the dominant cause of lun...
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