Researchers solve mystery of long elephant pregnancy
Why dishing does you good: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Why does dishing with a girlfriend do wonders for a woman's mood?
First discovery of the female sex hormone progesterone in a plant
In a finding that overturns conventional wisdom, scientists are reporting the first discovery of the female sex hormone progesterone in a plant. Until now, scientists thought that only animals could make progesterone. ...
New mechanisms of action found for drugs used to treat anxiety disorders
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the course of his or her life, every seventh German will develop an anxiety disorder that will require treatment. Standard anti-anxiety medications (anxiolytics) are based on the benzodiazepine ...
Researchers identify key proteins needed for ovulation
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have identified in mice two proteins essential for ovulation to take place.
Uterine cells produce their own estrogen during pregnancy
For decades, scientists assumed that the ovary alone produced steroid hormones during pregnancy. In a new study in mice, however, researchers demonstrate that once an embryo attaches to the uterine wall, the ...
Progress made in understanding causes and treatment of endometriosis
Endometriosis is a poorly understood chronic disease characterized by infertility and chronic pelvic pain during intercourse. It affects between 5 to 10 million women in the U.S.
Study: Progesterone leads to inflammation
Scientists at Michigan State University have found exposure to the hormone progesterone activates genes that trigger inflammation in the mammary gland.
UC Davis to study drug therapy to minimize death and disability from traumatic brain injury
A clinical trial of a new neuroprotective drug for people with traumatic brain injuries will be offered to patients seen in UC Davis Medical Center's level-1 trauma center, through an $8 million grant funded by the Congressionally ...
Researchers unlock how progesterone increases breast cancer risk
Researchers have identified how the hormones progesterone and estrogen interact to increase cell growth in normal mammary cells and mammary cancers, a novel finding that may explain why postmenopausal women receiving hormone ...
Anti-estrogen medication reduces risk of dying from lung cancer
A new study has found that tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen breast cancer medication, may reduce an individual's risk of death from lung cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ...
Study identifies potential 'safe period' for hormone replacement use
A new study makes important new findings on the role of hormone use on the risk of breast cancer, confirming that the use of estrogen plus progesterone increases the risk of both ductal and lobular breast cancer far more ...
Integrative medicine: Soy offers natural estrogens
If you're like many women, you may be reluctant to take hormones during the menopausal years because past studies seemed to recommend against it.
Protein from pregnancy hormone may prevent breast cancer
Researchers have found that hormones produced during pregnancy induce a protein that directly inhibits the growth of breast cancer. This protein, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), may serve as a viable, well-tolerated agent for the ...