Estrogen

Estrogens are a family of related molecules that stimulate the development and maintenance of female characteristics and sexual reproduction.
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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Women say California insurer makes it too hard to get drug for postpartum depression

Women say California insurer makes it too hard to get drug for postpartum depression

Biomarker shows potential to predict immunotherapy benefit for breast cancer patients

Biomarker shows potential to predict immunotherapy benefit for breast cancer patients

Study: Women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing

Study: Women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing

Knowledge and support from primary care services can improve women's health during menopause

Knowledge and support from primary care services can improve women's health during menopause

Cognitive decline increases future fracture risk in women

Cognitive decline increases future fracture risk in women

Study finds sex differences in astrocyte-mediated synaptic connectivity during brain development

Study finds sex differences in astrocyte-mediated synaptic connectivity during brain development

$50,000 grant to help explore the use of turmeric for reducing joint pain in breast cancer patients

$50,000 grant to help explore the use of turmeric for reducing joint pain in breast cancer patients

Plant-based diet rich in soy reduces troubling menopause symptoms by 84%

Plant-based diet rich in soy reduces troubling menopause symptoms by 84%

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS

Research reveals the role of dopamine in how songbirds learn complex new sounds

Research reveals the role of dopamine in how songbirds learn complex new sounds

Small biotech companies join with pharmaceutical giants to manufacture drugs

Small biotech companies join with pharmaceutical giants to manufacture drugs

Researchers identify specific biomarkers for coronary microvascular disease

Researchers identify specific biomarkers for coronary microvascular disease

Strength training for breathing muscles lowers blood pressure, improves vascular health

Strength training for breathing muscles lowers blood pressure, improves vascular health

City of Hope researchers identify how breast cancer cells acquire resistant traits

City of Hope researchers identify how breast cancer cells acquire resistant traits

COVID-19 studies should provide sex-disaggregated data, researchers warn

COVID-19 studies should provide sex-disaggregated data, researchers warn

Adding immune oncology drug to chemotherapy improves response in subset of breast cancer patients

Adding immune oncology drug to chemotherapy improves response in subset of breast cancer patients

Using natural killers from the immune system to target breast cancer cells

Using natural killers from the immune system to target breast cancer cells

Cissampelos pareira (velvetleaf) exhibits anti-SARS-CoV-2 potential

Cissampelos pareira (velvetleaf) exhibits anti-SARS-CoV-2 potential

Study: Genetic mutations associated with breast cancer risk are the same in Black and white women

Study: Genetic mutations associated with breast cancer risk are the same in Black and white women

New technology predicts effectiveness of chemotherapy after one treatment

New technology predicts effectiveness of chemotherapy after one treatment