Scientists Discover How Sex Hormones Define Brain Differences Between Men and Women

[ad_1] A region of the mouse brain, called the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, is larger in males than females. Many neurons (green) produce the estrogen receptor. A specific population of these neurons (labeled for a protein called Nfix in red) is more abundant in males than in females. CSHL Assistant Professor Jessica Tollkuhn […]

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Female Hormone Levels Could Provide Clues to Higher Risk of Dementia in Women

[ad_1] Life events that influence levels of the female hormone estrogen may be linked to a woman’s risk of developing dementia in later life, according to new research. The analysis found that some reproductive events — like an early or late start to menstruation, early menopause, and hysterectomy — were linked to higher risk of […]

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