estrogen receptor

Obesity begins in brain, say US researchers


February 4th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The female hormone estrogen found in the human brain plays a key role in obesity, which is not necessarily the problem of hips, thighs and bellies, ... Read more...

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Estrogen helps women pile on pounds


October 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Women often pile on the pounds as they age, with estrogen - a sex hormone - playing an unsuspecting part in this process.The finding potentially opens ... Read more...

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Liver plays key role in maintaining fertility


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A University of Milan study has suggested that estrogen receptors in the liver are critical for maintaining fertility.Moreover, the expression of those receptors is under the control of ... Read more...

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Study reveals possible interventions for cancer, obesity


January 11th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research may have opened doors to significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity.Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson at the University of Houston (UH) reported ... Read more...

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New potential target for breast cancer therapy identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a potential target for breast cancer therapy.Overexpression or hyperactivation of ErbB cell-surface receptors drives the growth of many breast cancers. Drugs, like Herceptin, that block ... Read more...

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Conventional theory of modern drug design challenged


October 11th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): New evidence that challenges the current theory about a process key to the way modern drugs are designed and how they work in the human body has been ... Read more...

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Evidence of unusual drug-resistant breast tumours found


October 9th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Scientists have found how gene expression that contributes to drug resistance is ramped up in unusual types of breast tumours.The findings by the researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Alcohol intake after breast cancer diagnosis may increase recurrence risk


September 16th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Consumption of alcohol following diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may increase risk of recurrence of cancer but not total mortality risk, according to a new study.For the study, ... Read more...

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African ancestry linked to high-risk breast cancer


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that African ancestry is linked to triple-negative breast cancer, which is harder to treat.Triple negative breast cancer is negative for three specific markers ... Read more...

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Radiation therapy after mastectomy ups breast cancer survival rates


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) improves breast cancer survival, a new study has found.PMRT for some breast cancer patients can lower recurrence risk by nearly 30 percent and increase ... Read more...

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Mice study shows slight changes in 2 genes launches breast cancer development


May 13th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists have made a new breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.Researchers at Georgetown Lombard Comprehensive Cancer Center have been able to show, in mice, how just a ... Read more...

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Thinner girls ‘at higher breast cancer risk’


April 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that girls who are leaner at age seven are at higher risk of cancer later in life.The finding has been published in BioMed Central's open ... Read more...

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Hormone mix may cut breast cancer risk in menopausal women


October 20th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A right mix of estrogen and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), which blocks the effects of estrogen in breast tissue, can significantly reduce breast cancer risk in ... Read more...

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Long-term tamoxifen use may up aggressive breast cancer risk


August 26th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Tamoxifen drug, commonly used for treating breast cancer, can actually increase the severity of the disease, finds a new study.The researchers showed that long-term tamoxifen use increases risk ... Read more...

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Black women three times more likely to develop aggressive breast cancer


March 25th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Black women are three times more likely than whites to develop aggressive breast cancer, according to a new study.The research team led by Dr Carol Rosenberg at ... Read more...

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Statins ineffective in breast cancer prevention: Study


February 5th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Statins, commonly used for lowering cholesterol levels, are ineffective in preventing breast cancer, according to researchers.Prior studies have shown some but limited efficacy in breast cancer models ... Read more...

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Risk factors for contralateral breast cancer identified


January 27th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have identified certain risk factors that may help predict the likelihood of patients developing breast cancer ... Read more...

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New inhibitors of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells identified


June 17th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers from University of Illinois, Colorado and North Carolina have identified some compounds that may inhibit the growth of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells, thus opening up new ... Read more...

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Genes that cause drug resistance and aggressiveness in breast cancer identified


April 14th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 14 (ANI): Dutch researchers have identified a novel set of seven genes that causes drug resistance and aggressiveness in the most common form of breast cancer, and may ... Read more...

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Female sex hormone protects against hearing loss in both sexes


March 4th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): The female sex hormone, estradiol helps in protecting against hearing loss in females and males, says a new study conducted on mice.Estradiol is present in both men and ... Read more...

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Researchers find molecular ‘Achilles heel’ for half of breast cancer tumours


January 16th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Scientists in the Unites States have shown that a protein known as cyclin D1 may be the Achilles heel for estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast tumours, which is ... Read more...

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