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SNO-y Protein Levels Help Explain Why More Women Develop Alzheimer’s
Female postmortem brains contain more S-nitrosylated C3 proteins, likely linked to menopause, which instruct immune cells to kill neuronal synapses.
SNO-y Protein Levels Help Explain Why More Women Develop Alzheimer’s
SNO-y Protein Levels Help Explain Why More Women Develop Alzheimer’s

Female postmortem brains contain more S-nitrosylated C3 proteins, likely linked to menopause, which instruct immune cells to kill neuronal synapses.

Female postmortem brains contain more S-nitrosylated C3 proteins, likely linked to menopause, which instruct immune cells to kill neuronal synapses.

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Sex of Human Cells Matters in Studying Neurological Disease
Amanda Heidt | Mar 18, 2021 | 5 min read
Authors of a new review urge researchers to consider how the chromosomal sex of a cell affects experiments in research on neurodegeneration.
Monthly Contraceptive Pill Shows Promise in Pig Study
Catherine Offord | Dec 5, 2019 | 2 min read
A device that releases synthetic hormones slowly over time could one day provide a more practical alternative to daily birth control pills, say scientists.
Endocrinologist Ann Nardulli Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 24, 2018 | 2 min read
The University of Illinois professor studied the role of estrogen in breast cancer.
Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs
Robert Martin | Sep 25, 2017 | 5 min read
Decades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals.
Light’s Dark Side
Kate Yandell | Jul 25, 2014 | 3 min read
Exposure to dim light at night speeds the growth of human breast cancer tumors implanted into rats and makes the cancer resistant to the drug tamoxifen.
Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2014 | 1 min read
Tamoxifen, an endocrine therapy for women with breast cancer, is found in a supplement marketed to bodybuilders.
Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 3, 2013 | 1 min read
Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.
Sex Matters
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Researchers reveal a new pathway of synaptic modulation in the hippocampus exclusive to females.
News from Cancer Meeting
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 4, 2012 | 5 min read
A roundup of recent research announced this week at the annual conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
Sex, Deconstructed
Megan Scudellari | Feb 2, 2012 | 3 min read
Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.
Caffeine Affects Estrogen Levels
Megan Scudellari | Jan 26, 2012 | 1 min read
Moderate caffeine intake is associated with higher estrogen levels for Asians, but lower levels for whites.
Digit Ratio and Sex Hormones
Tia Ghose | Sep 6, 2011 | 1 min read
Men and women may have different finger-length ratios as a result of different sex hormone exposure during early embryonic development.
Estrogen’s New Role
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 2, 2011 | 1 min read
The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.
Sharing the Bounty
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011 | 10+ min read
Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.
Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 29, 2011 | 1 min read
A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.
Fluorescent fish find pollution
Bob Grant | Jun 13, 2011 | 1 min read
Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.
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