Estrogen

What is Estrogen?

Estrogens (also called Oestrogens) are steroid compounds that are important for development and functioning of females of the species. They are named so because they play an important role in the estrous cycle. Their name comes from estrus/oistros (period of fertility for female mammals) + gen/gonos = to generate.

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Inflammation caused by radiation can promote survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells

Inflammation caused by radiation can promote survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells

Targeted combinatorial drug treatment restores beta cell function in mice

Targeted combinatorial drug treatment restores beta cell function in mice

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may result in fewer menopause symptoms

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may result in fewer menopause symptoms

UGA historian shines light on the evolutionary purpose of menopause

UGA historian shines light on the evolutionary purpose of menopause

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

Prolonged hormone therapy linked to higher muscle mass, less chance of sarcopenia

Prolonged hormone therapy linked to higher muscle mass, less chance of sarcopenia

Vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women linked to disc degeneration and lower back pain

Vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women linked to disc degeneration and lower back pain

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

Age of puberty in girls the world over becoming lower

Age of puberty in girls the world over becoming lower

Tips to care for your skin during menopause

Tips to care for your skin during menopause

A protein that plays key role in endometrial cancer growth discovered

A protein that plays key role in endometrial cancer growth discovered

Study explores how some mammals postpone development of their embryos

Study explores how some mammals postpone development of their embryos

Researchers suggest new approach of evaluating vascular function earlier in women

Researchers suggest new approach of evaluating vascular function earlier in women

Cancer-fighting compound reduces fat in obese mice

Cancer-fighting compound reduces fat in obese mice

Study suggests potential therapy option for early-stage breast cancer

Study suggests potential therapy option for early-stage breast cancer

Study finds unexpected response to estrogen at the single cell level

Study finds unexpected response to estrogen at the single cell level

Puberty blockers reduce suicidal ideations among transgender teens

Puberty blockers reduce suicidal ideations among transgender teens

Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms

Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms

Three big AI projects in medicine to watch in 2020

Three big AI projects in medicine to watch in 2020

Elagolix drug suppresses ovarian hormone production, prevents heavy menstrual bleeding

Elagolix drug suppresses ovarian hormone production, prevents heavy menstrual bleeding