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2011-01-30 08:50:00

Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that the risk of breast cancer may be reduced to as much as 50 percent in women experiencing menopausal symptoms. "We know that hormones are important to breast cancer risk, and we also know that menopausal symptoms occur primarily because of changes in hormones that women experience as they go through menopause," lead author and breast cancer epidemiologist Dr. Christopher I. Li told USA Today.He said that...

2011-01-28 08:12:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI), a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women's health and cancer, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering, to sell up to 30,031,200 units at a price per unit of $1.00 for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $30 million. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one...

2011-01-24 08:49:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The anti-estrogen breast cancer drug tamoxifen may reduce the risk of death from lung cancer. A new study suggests that there is a hormonal influence on lung cancer and that estrogen levels play a role in lung cancer patients' prognosis. Elisabetta Rapiti, M.D., of the Geneva Cancer Registry, led a study that compared lung cancer incidence and mortality among breast cancer patients who were and weren't treated with tamoxifen. The study included 6,655 women who were...

2011-01-18 19:06:11

The hormone estradiol-17-beta is a key reproductive hormone. However, it also contributes to the regulation of energy balance and body weight. As a result, estrogen deficiency following menopause is associated with an increased probability of obesity and increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. A team of researchers, led by Jon Levine, at Northwestern University, Evanston, has now generated new insight into the mechanisms by which ER-alpha signaling maintains normal energy balance....

2011-01-16 00:23:35

Alzheimer's disease is on the rise in America, but new evidence reveals there is hope. The Shriver Report, published by Maria Shriver with the backing of the Alzheimer's Association, took an up close and disturbing look at the dreaded disease's impact on women--and estrogen's possible role in preventing it. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 Alzheimer's disease is on the rise in America, but new evidence reveals there is hope. The Shriver Report, published by Maria Shriver with the...

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2011-01-13 10:13:41

By Mark Wheeler, UCLA Researchers discover molecular mechanism behind drink's prophylactic effect Coffee, that morning elixir, may give us an early jump-start to the day, but numerous studies have shown that it also may be protective against type 2 diabetes. Yet no one has really understood why. Now, researchers at UCLA have discovered a possible molecular mechanism behind coffee's protective effect. A protein called sex hormone"“binding globulin (SHBG) regulates the biological...

2011-01-11 13:42:27

UH's Jan-Ake Gustafsson publishes key findings in 2 high-impact journals Research with significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity has been published recently in two prestigious journals by University of Houston (UH) biochemist Dr. Jan-Ó¦ke Gustafsson. In an invited review in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the most-cited biomedical research journal in the world, Gustafsson and his team summarize the most recent results...

2011-01-04 13:08:57

Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer and is on the rise in some demographic groups, including young women without any known risk factors. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center report that estrogen may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote the spread of the disease within the oral cavity. The new results, published in the January issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, may...

2010-12-20 06:30:00

QUEBEC, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced that it has reached agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for Solorel((R)) (AEZS-130, macimorelin) which will enable the Company to complete the ongoing registration study required to gain approval as a diagnostic test for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD). "We are pleased with the agreement with the FDA and now...

2010-12-14 00:01:39

Results from an ongoing study examining two drugs to prevent breast cancer found that the drug raloxifene (Evista) was as almost effective as the standard drug tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and also produced fewer side effects. Earlier results of the study had shown that raloxifene was as effective as tamoxifen in reducing non-invasive breast cancer in post-menopausal women at high risk of developing the disease. For both drugs, women experienced a 50 percent reduction in breast cancer risk after 4...