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Herpes, research award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ekaterina Heldwein

Tufts Structural Virologist Awarded New Five-Year HHMI Grant to Map Herpesviruses

Structural virologist Ekaterina Heldwein of Tufts University School of Medicine will map out herpesviruses thanks to a five-year Faculty Scholars grant, a new program sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Ovulation, Memory, female health, Menstrual Cycle, Health, Women, Women's Health, Psychology, Navigation, Problem Solving

Map-Reading Is More Difficult During Ovulation

New research shows tha estrogen and progesterone cause the brain to favour one memory system or strategy over another

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Prostate Cancer, liquid biopsy, cancer biopsy, Circulating Tumor Cells

Duke Team Identifies Blood Biomarkers in Drug-Resistant Cancer Tumor Cells

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While searching for a non-invasive way to detect prostate cancer cells circulating in blood, Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified some blood markers associated with tumor resistance to two common hormone therapies.

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Gynecologic Cancer, saltzman, Ovarian, Uterine, Nanoparticles, Targeted Therapy, YALE

Fighting Cancer with Sticky Nanoparticles

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A team of researchers at Yale found that a treatment using bioadhesive nanoparticles loaded with a potent chemotherapy drug proved more effective and less toxic than conventional treatments for gynecological cancer.

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University of Chicago Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, Family Birth Center, Labor And Delivery, Obstetrics And Gynecology, Pregnancy, Midwives, Midwifery, Birth Center, Erin Irwin, Kenneth Nunes

UChicago Medicine Opens State-of-the-Art Family Birth Center in Hyde Park

The University of Chicago Medicine is opening its new 25,000-square foot Family Birth Center inside Comer Children’s Hospital, bringing a more customizable birth experience to women on the South Side and south suburbs. The new state-of-the-art facility, replaces the hospital’s labor and delivery unit inside Mitchell Hospital, beginning Sept. 19.

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Progesterone, Influenza, Sex Hormones, birth control pill

Female Sex Hormone May Protect Women From Worst Effects of the Flu

In mouse studies, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that progesterone – a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control – appears to stave off the worst effects of influenza infection and, in an unexpected finding, help damaged lung cells to heal more quickly.

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Male Chemistry Primes Females for Reproduction -- but at a Cost

A research team led by a Northwestern University scientist has discovered that male animals, through their invisible chemical “essence,” prime female animals for reproduction but with the unfortunate side effect of also hastening females’ aging process.

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Aging, Reproduction, Fertility, Puberty, Pheromones

Male Chemistry Primes Females for Reproduction -- but at a Cost

A research team led by a Northwestern University scientist has discovered that male animals, through their invisible chemical “essence,” prime female animals for reproduction but with the unfortunate side effect of also hastening females’ aging process. The females sense the two signals and respond by altering their physiology. These findings in roundworms, which echo those made in mammalian studies, could lead to therapies that delay puberty and prolong fertility in humans as well as combat aging.

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Nationally Recognized GYN-Cancer and Robotic Surgery Expert Dr. Dwight Im of Mercy Medical Center Named a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for 2016

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Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, renowned gynecologic cancer surgeon and leader of Mercy Medical Center’s prestigious gynecology and robotic surgery programs, has been named a “Top Doctor" for 2016 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

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triathlete, Triathlon, Sports Medicine, Running, Female Athlete Triad, female athlete , Cycling, Swimming, Pelvic Floor Disorders

Loyola Study Finds Female Triathletes at Higher Risk for Pelvic Floor Disorders

A study by Loyola finds that female triathletes are at a higher risk for several health issues, including pelvic floor disorders.

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Ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatment can affect outcomes, study finds

The ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatments like IVF can affect the rate of successful live births, according to new research by experts at The University of Nottingham and the Royal Derby Hospital’s Fertility Unit.

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Obgyn, Acetaminophen, Pain Relief, Pregnancy, Behavioral Problems

UCLA OB/GYN expert offers comment on new study that looks at acetaminophen use during pregnancy and behavioral problems in children

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Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Ovarian Cancer, American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO and SGO Issue New Guidelines for Treating Ovarian Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) jointly issued new clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with ovarian cancer.1

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PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Frozen Embryos More Effective Than Fresh in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during in vitro fertilization have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos, according to the results of a recent collaboration between Penn State College of Medicine and Chinese researchers.

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Urology, American Urologic Association, Kidney Stone, kidney stone surgery, Kidney Stones, Ureteroscopy

New Guidelines Published for Physicians Treating Patients with Kidney Stones

A UAB urologist has led the development of extensive guidelines of surgical management of kidney stones.

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Bisphenol S (BPS), Bisphenol A (BPA), Fertility, Fertility Problems, Reproductive Systems, Plastic Bottles, Plastic Products, Reproductive Problems, Reproductive Health

Plastic Manufacturing Chemical BPS Harms Egg Cells, Study Suggests

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Previous research has found that bisphenol S (BPS), a chemical used in the manufacture of plastic bottles and other products, is as harmful to the reproductive system as bisphenol A (BPA), which BPS replaced. UCLA research suggests that BPS can damage a woman’s eggs – and at lower doses than BPA.

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Prostate Cancer, Anti-Androgen Therapy, Androgen Receptor, enzalutamide

Compound Shows Promise as Next-Generation Prostate Cancer Therapy

In the search for new ways to attack recurrent prostate cancer, researchers at Duke Health report that a novel compound appears to have a unique way of blocking testosterone from fueling the tumors in mice.

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Reproduction, Ovary, Infertility, scar tissue

Age-Related Infertility May Be Caused by Scarred Ovaries

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Women’s decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new study in mice. This is the first study to show the ovarian environment ages and that aging affects the quality of eggs it produces. These findings could result in new treatments that preserve fertility by delaying ovarian aging.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Vitamin D, Contraception, Birth Control, Estrogen, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health, National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences

Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Pcos), Women's Health, soy, Diet, Soy Isoflavones, Cardiovascular Health, Metabolic, metabolism and diets

Soy May Help Protect Women with PCOS From Diabetes, Heart Disease

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common cause of female infertility—may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.







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