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December 15, 2018

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December 15, 2018

New Imaging Tools That Trace Key Breast Cancer Enzymes May Help Guide Therapies

Dec. 6, 2018 — A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target important enzymes fueling a range of subtypes, including ... read more

Insufficient Nutrition During Fetal Development May Lead to Early Menopause

Dec. 5, 2018 — Previous studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new study out of China now suggests that it also ... read more

Sex-Specific Effects of DHEA on Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition

Dec. 4, 2018 — Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women, ... read more

How Much Do You Trust Dr. Google?

Nov. 28, 2018 — Women experiencing signs of breast cancer vary in how they value, use, and trust 'Dr. Google' when making sense of their symptoms, a new study ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy that stem cells need to form new bone tissue, according to bioengineers. Their new ... read more

Cancer Treatments May Affect Cognitive Function by Accelerating Biological Aging

Nov. 26, 2018 — Cancer treatments are suspected to accelerate certain aging processes in the body. A new study has found that indicators of such biological aging correlate with declines in cognitive function in ... read more

Breast Cancers Enhance Their Growth by Recruiting Cells from Bone Marrow

Nov. 23, 2018 — Researchers have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow. The study reveals that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived ... read more

Women Benefit from Mammography Screening Beyond Age 75

Nov. 21, 2018 — Women age 75 years and older should continue to get screening mammograms because of the comparatively high incidence of breast cancer found in this age group, according to a new ... read more

Women More Resilient to Extreme Physical Activity Than Previously Reported

Nov. 19, 2018 — Women that underwent extreme physical training and completed a transantarctic expedition did not show any more negative health effects than would be expected in men, according to a new study. The ... read more

Nov. 15, 2018 — Researchers have found that a protein in the cell membranes of sperm plays a key role in how they find their way to eggs. The PMCA protein may also help explain how egg cells only interact with sperm ... read more

Hidden Estrogen Receptors in Breast Epithelium

Nov. 9, 2018 — Scientists have uncovered that next to estrogen receptor positive and negative there are cells with very low amounts of the receptor protein. The discovery has significant implications for the role ... read more

Women Who Are 'Larks' Have a Lower Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Nov. 5, 2018 — Women who are 'larks', functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day, have a lower of risk breast cancer, according to new ... read more

Half of Women Over 50 Experience Incontinence, but Most Haven't Talked to a Doctor, Poll Finds

Nov. 1, 2018 — Nearly half of women over 50 say they sometimes leak urine, according to a new national poll. Of more than 1,000 women between the ages of 50 and 80 who answered the poll, 43 percent of women in ... read more

How Protein Pair Controls Cellular Calcium Signals

Oct. 31, 2018 — Two recent studies report how a calcium-sensing protein called STIM1 signals that it's time to initiate calcium retrieval and then relays that message to its partner, the calcium channel ... read more

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death With Genome Editing

Oct. 30, 2018 — Gene editing successfully prevented sudden cardiac death in a mouse model of inherited cardiac arrhythmia ... read more

Vitamin D Levels in the Blood Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Oct. 30, 2018 — New research finds that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with better exercise ... read more

Hormone-Blocking Injections Reduce Early Menopause from Breast Cancer Treatment

Oct. 29, 2018 — Final results of a clinical trial show continued evidence that women who get injections of the hormone drug goserelin along with standard breast cancer chemotherapy are more likely to become pregnant ... read more

Small Risks May Have Big Impact on Breast Cancer Odds of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Oct. 27, 2018 — Scientists found that the combined effect of common genetic variations can dramatically increase risk of breast cancer for female pediatric cancer ... read more

One Size Doesn't Fit All, When Using Hormone Therapy to Treat Endometriosis

Oct. 25, 2018 — 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. ... read more

Drug Improves Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Oct. 24, 2018 — The drug palbociclib, used in combination with standard treatment, improved survival for women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to a large phase III clinical ... read more

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