Estrogen News and Research

RSS
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.
Researchers design new questionnaire to improve knowledge of impact of menopause on women

Researchers design new questionnaire to improve knowledge of impact of menopause on women

MUSC researchers link higher levels of AGEs to ER-positive breast cancer risk

MUSC researchers link higher levels of AGEs to ER-positive breast cancer risk

Scientists suggest need for new approach to confront side effects of common anti-cancer therapy

Scientists suggest need for new approach to confront side effects of common anti-cancer therapy

Study reveals side effects of breast cancer drug on brain function

Study reveals side effects of breast cancer drug on brain function

New study adds evidence to efficacy and safety of low-dose vaginal estrogen

New study adds evidence to efficacy and safety of low-dose vaginal estrogen

Rice University scientists develop synthetic protein switches to control electron flow

Rice University scientists develop synthetic protein switches to control electron flow

Brigham researchers develop automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation

Brigham researchers develop automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

Reproductive cycle may provide new window into Alzheimer’s disease risk among women

Reproductive cycle may provide new window into Alzheimer’s disease risk among women

DHEA therapy may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women

DHEA therapy may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women

Researchers have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and classify tumors

Researchers have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and classify tumors

Person's sex hormones may play key role in trauma survival, finds study

Person's sex hormones may play key role in trauma survival, finds study

Expert suggests ways to control uncomfortable vaginal symptoms in diabetic women

Expert suggests ways to control uncomfortable vaginal symptoms in diabetic women

Two genomic tests help identify most effective treatment for breast cancer patients

Two genomic tests help identify most effective treatment for breast cancer patients

Survey shows negative effect of vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms on quality of life for women

Survey shows negative effect of vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms on quality of life for women

New oral drug reduces menstrual bleeding for women with common uterine tumors

New oral drug reduces menstrual bleeding for women with common uterine tumors

Scientists uncover hidden estrogen receptors in epithelial breast cells

Scientists uncover hidden estrogen receptors in epithelial breast cells

Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy

Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy

TherapeuticsMD announces FDA approval of BIJUVA capsules to manage vasomotor symptoms of menopause

TherapeuticsMD announces FDA approval of BIJUVA capsules to manage vasomotor symptoms of menopause

​Estrogens found in cows’ milk shown to pose no risk to adult health

​Estrogens found in cows’ milk shown to pose no risk to adult health