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Latest Androgen Stories

2012-04-04 09:26:44

Patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with the androgen inhibitor abiraterone and who had high baseline hormone levels had longer overall survival compared with patients with low hormone levels.

2012-03-24 03:35:37

Could blocking a testosterone receptor lead to a new way to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer?

2012-01-19 14:53:15

Men are four times more likely to develop liver cancer compared to women, a difference attributed to the sex hormones androgen and estrogen.

Herbicide Spurs Reproductive Problems In Many Animals
2011-11-29 04:19:57

An international team of researchers has reviewed the evidence linking exposure to atrazine – an herbicide widely used in the U.S. and more than 60 other nations – to reproductive problems in animals.

2011-09-01 12:38:37

Teacher, pilot, nurse or engineer? Sex hormones strongly influence people's interests, which affect the kinds of occupations they choose.

2011-08-31 12:46:35

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that postmenopausal women who smoke have higher androgen and estrogen levels than non-smoking women, with sex hormone levels being highest in heavy smokers.

2011-07-12 07:37:22

The male hormone androgen may spark the growth of some breast cancer tumors in women, according to this study.

2011-07-11 20:40:19

Although it sounds like a case of gender confusion on a molecular scale, the male hormone androgen spurs the growth of some breast tumors in women.

2011-06-14 23:22:26

Cancer is crafty. When one avenue driving its growth is blocked by drugs targeting that path, the malignancy often creates a detour, finding an alternative route to get around the roadblock.

2011-01-13 16:12:22

Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and two other institutions have discovered new evidence that suggests the "longevity" protein SIRT1, known for its life-spanning effects in different species, can inhibit the development of a known precursor to prostate cancer, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.