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The influence of estrogen on female mood changes

Women are often troubled with cyclical mood changes. Studies have shown a relationship between emotional disorders associated with the menstrual cycle and changes in estrogen level. The authors reviewed related research in ...

Neuroscience

Hippocampus in women changes in sync with hormones

Although it has already been known for some time that the brain does not remain rigid in its structure even in adulthood, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences made a surprising discovery: ...

Medical research

PET scans reveal estrogen-producing hotspots in human brain

A study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated that a molecule "tagged" with a radioactive form of carbon can be used to image aromatase, an enzyme responsible for the production ...

Oncology & Cancer

Enzyme may drive breast cancer growth

A recently discovered enzyme drives the production of a potent form of estrogen in human breast cancer tissue, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found.

Neuroscience

Gender bias in research ignores estrogen's effect on the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- A recent study by UC Berkeley neuroscientists Emily Jacobs and Mark D'Esposito highlights the need to include female animals in research studies, since sex hormones have an impact on how females respond. ...

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