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A better alternative to Phthalates?
In collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) analyzed urine samples from pregnant women to look for the presence of DINCH, which is short for di(isononyl)cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate. (2020-09-25)
Web resources bring new insight into COVID-19
Two new web resources put at researchers' fingertips information about cellular genes whose expression is affected by coronavirus infection and place these data points in the context of the complex network of host molecular signaling pathways. (2020-09-22)
KKH's novel clinical triage protocol for threatened miscarriages saves pregnancies
A study conducted by clinicians from KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) and researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), which evaluated and demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of a KKH-developed novel clinical protocol to screen and triage women with threatened miscarriages, has been published in the journal, Scientific Reports. (2020-06-18)
WPI-led research team shrinks breast cancer tumors in mice with targeted therapy
A team of researchers led by Worcester Polytechnic Institute Provost Wole Soboyejo attached anti-cancer agents to the hormone LHRH to create drugs that targeted triple-negative breast cancer, which typically does not respond to conventional targeted cancer therapies. (2020-05-28)
Women with Neandertal gene give birth to more children
One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals -- a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy and fewer miscarriages. (2020-05-26)
Fine-tuning treatment for triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Queensland may have found a way to improve treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. (2020-05-26)
New therapy for triple negative breast cancer
Researchers at the Principe Felipe Research Center (CIPF), the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), CIBER-BBN and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) of Barcelona have inhibited tumor growth and reduced metastasis, as well as the toxicity of the antitumor drug Navitoclax in preclinical animal models of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). (2020-05-25)
Conservation research on lynx
Scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (Leibniz-FMP) discovered that selected anti-oxidative enzymes, especially the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD2), may play an important role to maintain the unusual longevity of the corpus luteum in lynxes. (2020-04-23)
Human pregnancy is weird -- new research adds to the mystery
University at Buffalo and University of Chicago scientists set out to investigate the evolution of a gene that helps women stay pregnant: the progesterone receptor gene. (2020-04-21)
BU engineers make breakthrough that could open doors to continuous health-monitoring devices
BU biomedical engineers say a new breakthrough could open doors to continuous health-monitoring devices and wearables. (2020-04-15)
Possible treatment for breast cancer patients could roll out to clinical trial immediately
A worldwide collaborative study involving scientists at the University of Sussex has proposed a new treatment strategy for patients with a rare but aggressive subtype of cancer known as triple negative breast cancer. (2020-03-10)
High sugar diet may impair metabolic health & maternal care after pregnancy
Rats on a high sugar diet during pregnancy have altered levels of sex steroid hormones and dopamine in their brains, which may lead to behavioural changes that can affect care of offspring and motivation, as well as increasing the risk of diabetes and liver disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2020-02-28)
A better pregnancy test for whales
To determine whale pregnancy, researchers have relied on visual cues or hormone tests of blubber collected via darts, but the results were often inconclusive. (2020-02-20)
A new way to assess male fertility
Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. (2020-02-19)
Acid reflux drug is a surprising candidate to curb preterm birth
Lansoprazole, an over-the-counter acid reflux drug that is often taken by pregnant women, may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth, according to a computational drug repurposing study that also tested several of the drugs in mice. (2020-02-13)
Giving some pregnant women progesterone could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year -- experts
Researchers at the University of Birmingham and Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research say giving progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could lead to 8,450 more babies being born each year. (2020-01-30)
Progesterone from an unexpected source may affect miscarriage risk
Progesterone signaling is key to a healthy pregnancy. An Austrian team's research suggests a link between recurrent miscarriage and disrupted progesterone synthesis. (2020-01-06)
Corpus luteum cells of cats successfully cultivated and comprehensively characterized
The reproduction of lynxes is highly mysterious. Unlike other wild cats, most lynxes are only receptive for a few days once a year. (2019-12-20)
First of its kind study seeks to answer whether effects of 'abortion pill' can be reversed
Women who initiate medical abortion but opt to stop in the middle of treatment may be at risk for serious blood loss, a UC Davis Health study finds. (2019-12-05)
New insights into cause and treatments for aggressive form of breast cancer
Potential environmental risk factors and new targets for treating an aggressive form of breast cancer have been identified, according to new data presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton. (2019-11-11)
Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease
In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report. (2019-09-11)
Fat-absorbing XX chromosomes raise heart disease risk in women
New research in mice at the University of Kentucky has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and ultimately a higher risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease. (2019-09-03)
The Lancet: New analyses of the worldwide epidemiological evidence demonstrate link between different forms of menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer incidence, and find that some risk persists for many years
The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that all types of MHT, except topical vaginal estrogens, are associated with increased risks of breast cancer, and that the risks are greater for users of estrogen-progestagen hormone therapy than for estrogen-only hormone therapy. (2019-08-29)
Does marital status affect prognosis after breast cancer diagnosis?
In a Cancer Medicine study of 298,434 patients diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2012, married patients had a better prognosis than patients who were single, who in turn had a better prognosis than those who were divorced, separated, or widowed. (2019-07-03)
Up to 30% of children carry a gene variant that may increase susceptibility to methylmercury
A study with 2,147 children explored the association between prenatal exposure to methylmercury, intellectual coefficient at 8 years of age, and genotype (2019-07-03)
Triple-negative breast cancer among black women in the US varies by birthplace
A new study finds substantial variation in the prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer among black women with breast cancer by birthplace in the United States. (2019-06-13)
Snout dated: Slow-evolving elephant shark offers new insights into human physiology
Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology. (2019-06-04)
Progesterone could increase births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and previous miscarriage
Research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby. (2019-05-08)
New study proves for the first time that intestinal bacteria grow in pregnant women
In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University found that progesterone regulates the microbial composition during pregnancy in a way that may facilitate appropriate transmission of beneficial species to the newborn. (2019-04-16)
The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that while estrogen doesn't directly affect triple-negative breast cancer cells, it can affect surrounding brain cells in ways that promote cancer cell migration and invasiveness (2019-03-01)
Penis development needs more than just testes and testosterone
Proper development of the fetal penis requires not just testosterone from the testes, but a second hormone produced by other tissues, including the placenta, according to a new study publishing Feb. (2019-02-14)
Oral contraceptives could impair women's recognition of complex emotions
Women who take the pill are nearly 10 percent worse at recognizing subtle expressions of complex emotions like pride or contempt, according to research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. (2019-02-11)
PET imaging agent may allow early measurement of efficacy of breast cancer therapy
Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy of hormone therapy for breast cancer patients, according to research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (2019-02-11)
Two genomic tests identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from new drugs
New results from a long-running trial to identify which new drugs or combinations of drugs are most effective in which types of breast cancer, show that two genomic tests are bringing the era of truly personalised medicine ever nearer. (2018-11-14)
Bioreactor device helps frogs regenerate their legs
A team of scientists designed a device that can induce partial hindlimb regeneration in adult aquatic African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) by 'kick-starting' tissue repair at the amputation site. (2018-11-06)
Regeneration science takes a leap forward
Researchers led by Tufts University biologists and engineers have found that delivering progesterone to an amputation injury site can induce the regeneration of limbs in otherwise non-regenerative adult frogs -- a discovery that furthers understanding of regeneration and could help advance treatment of amputation injuries. (2018-11-06)
New study takes first step toward treating endometriosis
Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have taken the first step in bioengineering the human uterus to treat endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility and endometrial cancer. (2018-11-01)
Weight loss surgery for obese women prevents womb cancer
A study of women who had gastric sleeve or bypass surgery for obesity has found that precancerous tissue in their womb reverted to normal tissue when they lost weight. (2018-10-25)
One size doesn't fit all, when using hormone therapy to treat endometriosis
Endometriosis -- a condition caused by uterine tissue growing outside of the organ -- affects 10 percent of reproductive-aged women, whom it causes chronic pain that is significant and debilitating. (2018-10-25)
Biomarkers can predict whether women with endometriosis will respond to the first-line treatment
Biomarkers can predict whether women will respond to the first-line treatment for endometriosis, an extremely painful condition in which the tissue usually found inside the uterus grows in places it shouldn't, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2018-10-23)
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