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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

July 27, 2016 — With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Although mitochondria, the tiny capsules that produce energy for the cell, are known to play some role in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, the contribution of mitochondrial dynamics has ... read more

IVF Treatment Not Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

July 19, 2016 — Among women undergoing fertility treatment in the Netherlands between 1980 and 1995, the use of in vitro fertilization compared with non-IVF treatment was not associated with increased risk of breast ... read more

New Images of a Calcium-Shuttling Molecule That Has Been Linked to Aggressive Cancer

July 15, 2016 — Scientists have captured new images of a calcium-shuttling molecule that has been linked to aggressive cancers. The three-dimensional structure could help researchers develop novel therapies and ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new kind of hydrogel that bonds spontaneously and strongly to defected bones, suggesting potential use in the treatments of joint ... read more

Certain Characteristics Predispose Women to Different Hot Flash, Night Sweat Patterns

July 13, 2016 — Most women will get hot flashes or night sweats at some point in life. However, when these symptoms occur and how long they last can vary dramatically among women. New findings show that women fit ... read more

New Technique Targets Gene That Causes Neurodegenerative Disease

July 13, 2016 — Neuroscientists are studying a unique gene that expresses two proteins, one that is necessary for life and another, that when mutated causes a neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia ... read more

HPV Vaccine Can Protect Women Across a Broad Age Range

July 13, 2016 — The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is safe and efficacious across a wide age range of women, new research shows. The international study found that it protects against HPV infection in women ... read more

Fat Cells May Play Key Role in Battle Against Breast Cancer

July 13, 2016 — New research highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer, including using exercise to combat the disease. For nearly a half century, researchers have ... read more

The Complex Crosstalk Between Obesity, Breast Cancer

July 13, 2016 — A new study describes how inflammation that characterizes fatty tissue is one of the main microenvironment actors responsible for promoting cancer. The authors also describe the involvement of ... read more

Menopause Symptoms and Relationship to Demographic and Psychosocial Factors

July 13, 2016 — The progression of vasomotor symptoms across the menopause transition appears to be significantly and independently associated with a number of sociodemographic, reproductive hormone, and ... read more

New Model of Care for Healthy Menopause and Aging

July 12, 2016 — A new position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society provides a holistic model of care for healthy ... read more

Stress Relief by 'Comfort Foods' May Vary Between Sexes and Across the Estrous Cycle

July 12, 2016 — Researchers have found that the brain networks that mediate stress relief after eating highly palatable foods may vary between males and females, and may also depend on the stage of the estrous ... read more

July 11, 2016 — An enriched hops extract activates a chemical pathway in cells that could help prevent breast cancer, according to new laboratory findings outlined in a new ... read more

Cutting Nerves During Breast Cancer Surgery Is Associated With Chronic Pain

July 11, 2016 — A systematic review has been conducted that analyzed 30 observational studies that enrolled 20,000 women undergoing surgery for breast cancer. Analysis of this data suggested that disruption of ... read more

Exercise Improves Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

July 8, 2016 — Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new study. It appears the physical ... read more

Two Groundbreaking Studies Reflect New Paradigm in Breast Cancer Research

July 7, 2016 — In a new paradigm of breast cancer research, physicians are fast-tracking promising new experimental drugs for further study, while immediately dropping drugs that don't ... read more

Nanodomains of Reactive Oxygen Species Control Mitochondrial Energy Output

July 7, 2016 — Using a new tool, researchers can study localized reactive oxygen species signals that control mitochondrial function in health and ... read more

Obscure Virus Found in Women With Unexplained Infertility

July 7, 2016 — The little-known member of the human herpesvirus family called HHV-6A infects the lining of the uterus in 43 percent of women with unexplained infertility but cannot be found in that of fertile ... read more

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