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Estrogens are a family of related molecules that stimulate the development and maintenance of female characteristics and sexual reproduction.

The natural estrogens produced by women are steroid molecules, which means that they are derived from a particular type of molecular skeleton containing four rings of carbon atoms, giving the shape shown here. The most prevalent forms of human estrogen are estradiol and estrone. Both are produced and secreted by the ovaries, although estrone is also made in the adrenal glands and other organs.
Study reveals hidden changes that happen to female heart during perimenopause

Study reveals hidden changes that happen to female heart during perimenopause

Brazilian researchers develop new strategy to starve triple negative breast cancer cells

Brazilian researchers develop new strategy to starve triple negative breast cancer cells

Jefferson researcher discovers a population of bone cells that subdues cancer

Jefferson researcher discovers a population of bone cells that subdues cancer

UT Southwestern study suggests why UTIs have high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women

UT Southwestern study suggests why UTIs have high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women

Researchers unravel the biology of how obesity promotes triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers unravel the biology of how obesity promotes triple-negative breast cancer

Oral contraceptives may reduce risk of ACL tears in women

Oral contraceptives may reduce risk of ACL tears in women

Cancer drugs reprogram genes in breast tumors to prevent endocrine resistance, finds study

Cancer drugs reprogram genes in breast tumors to prevent endocrine resistance, finds study

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Study explores factors that impact fertility preservation decisions in transgender youth

Study explores factors that impact fertility preservation decisions in transgender youth

Study: 5-year-old boys more likely to have cognitive difficulties due to higher lead exposure

Study: 5-year-old boys more likely to have cognitive difficulties due to higher lead exposure

GC-MS/MS of dried urine is a ‘good surrogate’ for serum testing of hormones

GC-MS/MS of dried urine is a ‘good surrogate’ for serum testing of hormones

Measuring estrogen byproducts can help predict survival for breast cancer patients

Measuring estrogen byproducts can help predict survival for breast cancer patients

Research demonstrates clinical utility of ddPCR-powered liquid biopsy at 2019 AACR Annual Meeting

Research demonstrates clinical utility of ddPCR-powered liquid biopsy at 2019 AACR Annual Meeting

Higher levels of sex hormones in older men related to lower biological age

Higher levels of sex hormones in older men related to lower biological age

Walking downhill after meals can reduce bone resorption in postmenopausal women with diabetes

Walking downhill after meals can reduce bone resorption in postmenopausal women with diabetes

Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spread of breast cancer to bones

Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spread of breast cancer to bones

Transgender men preserve their fertility potential after one year of testosterone therapy

Transgender men preserve their fertility potential after one year of testosterone therapy

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Females on ketogenic diet fail to show metabolic benefits in animal model

Females on ketogenic diet fail to show metabolic benefits in animal model

European Parliament's report calls on EU to develop policies to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals

European Parliament's report calls on EU to develop policies to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals