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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.
Oncologists find new biomarker for breast cancer having poor prognosis

Oncologists find new biomarker for breast cancer having poor prognosis

UVA scientists working to find end-around method to stop triple-negative breast cancer

UVA scientists working to find end-around method to stop triple-negative breast cancer

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for ER+ breast cancer

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for ER+ breast cancer

Environmental triggers may play role in development of Lupus

Environmental triggers may play role in development of Lupus

Type 2 diabetes linked to increased risk of aggressive breast cancer in African American women

Type 2 diabetes linked to increased risk of aggressive breast cancer in African American women

Chronic preconception exposure to genistein may adversely affect female fertility, mice study finds

Chronic preconception exposure to genistein may adversely affect female fertility, mice study finds

Hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal lowers risk of glaucoma, study finds

Hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal lowers risk of glaucoma, study finds

Researchers find low levels of neuroactive steroid in both obese and anorexic women

Researchers find low levels of neuroactive steroid in both obese and anorexic women

Women with ER-positive breast cancer face disease recurrence risk years after treatment ends

Women with ER-positive breast cancer face disease recurrence risk years after treatment ends

Discontinuation of hormone therapy linked to increased risk of cardiac, stroke death

Discontinuation of hormone therapy linked to increased risk of cardiac, stroke death

Research suggests possibility of preventing and treating Parkinson's disease using licorice extract

Research suggests possibility of preventing and treating Parkinson's disease using licorice extract

Study links dietary intake of isoflavones with elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer

Study links dietary intake of isoflavones with elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer

Drug holiday from bisphosphonates for more than two years linked to higher hip fracture risk in women

Drug holiday from bisphosphonates for more than two years linked to higher hip fracture risk in women

Menopausal hormone therapy may protect women from stress' negative effects on memory

Menopausal hormone therapy may protect women from stress' negative effects on memory

Research sheds light on how bones affect appetite and metabolism

Research sheds light on how bones affect appetite and metabolism

Tiny microscopes give researchers a peek into neural circuitry of social behavior

Tiny microscopes give researchers a peek into neural circuitry of social behavior

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain

Researchers investigate how component of soy may suppress breast cancer development

Researchers investigate how component of soy may suppress breast cancer development

Updated guidelines offer support for appropriate, safe use of accelerated partial-breast irradiation

Updated guidelines offer support for appropriate, safe use of accelerated partial-breast irradiation

Pregnancy does not incur greater risk of relapse for breast cancer survivors

Pregnancy does not incur greater risk of relapse for breast cancer survivors