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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New viable therapeutic strategy found for ER+ breast cancer

New viable therapeutic strategy found for ER+ breast cancer

Potential new method of breast cancer treatment using androgen receptor

Potential new method of breast cancer treatment using androgen receptor

Health concerns over fracking chemical that may cause adverse effects in male sex hormones

Health concerns over fracking chemical that may cause adverse effects in male sex hormones

Tofu nutrients called isoflavones could lower heart disease risk

Tofu nutrients called isoflavones could lower heart disease risk

Study provides new insight into neurofibromin-deficient ER+ breast cancer

Study provides new insight into neurofibromin-deficient ER+ breast cancer

Menopause age not associated with heart disease finds study

Menopause age not associated with heart disease finds study

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