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June 1, 2014
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Preliminary clinical trial shows great promise for new multiple sclerosis treatment

Female hormone estriol reduces relapse rate by nearly 50 percent, UCLA neurologist reports A study conducted by Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl, a UCLA neurologist, shows that combining estriol, a female hormone, with Copaxone, a medication currently used to treat multiple sclerosis, … Continue reading

May 30, 2012
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Disease that Stunts Infants’ Growth Traced to Same Gene that Makes Kids Grow too Fast

Discovery ends UCLA scientist’s 20-year quest for cause of IMAGe syndrome The Caterpillar got down off the mushroom … remarking as it went, ‘One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.’ —Lewis … Continue reading

January 19, 2011
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Researchers Discover How Progesterone May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Researchers have identified how the hormones progesterone and estrogen interact to increase cell growth in normal mammary cells and mammary cancers, a novel finding that may explain why postmenopausal women receiving hormone replacement therapy with estrogen plus … Continue reading

August 11, 2010
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Breast Cancer Risk Varies Among Different Progestins Used in Hormone Replacement Therapy, MU Researchers Finds

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Progestins are used in hormone replacement therapies to counteract the negative effects of estrogen on the uterus and reduce the risk of uterine cancer.   However, evidence in recent studies and clinical trials has demonstrated that progestins … Continue reading