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January 19, 2017
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Researchers find genes behind aggressive ovarian and endometrial cancers

In a major breakthrough for ovarian and uterine cancers, Yale researchers have defined the genetic landscape of rare, highly aggressive tumors called carcinosarcomas (CSs), pointing the way to possible new treatments.

January 16, 2017
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Are hot flashes genetic?

First-of-its-kind study finds gene variant linked to the symptom in menopausal women Most women experience hot flashes and night sweats either before or during menopause, but a significant minority don’t have these symptoms. Could our genes be a factor in … Continue reading

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 19, 2014
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HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine

A three-nation clinical trial found that a vaccine can safely help the vast majority of HIV-positive women produce antibodies against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, even if their immune system is weak and even if they’ve had some prior HPV exposure. … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
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Women, STEM and stereotypes

UD researcher gets to the root of why women leave STEM fields Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Women who are the most invested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM) are also the ones who are most likely to … Continue reading

July 13, 2013
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More women pick computer science if media nix outdated ‘nerd’ stereotype

Parents and teachers like to tell children they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up. But are there inaccurate stereotypes in the media that nudge them away from certain careers? University of Washington psychologist Sapna Cheryan … Continue reading