Archive for the ‘Menopause’ Category - Part 3

Nonhuman Primate Models of Menopause (Part 4)

Ovarian Cycles and Serum Hormones Characterization of ovarian and pituitary function during female reproductive aging in rhesus monkeys, baboons, and chimpanzees is based on presentations by Dr. Bill Lasley (University of California at Davis), Dr. Firyal Khan (University of Houston), Dr. K.D. Carey (Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research), Dr. Marc Tatar (Brown University), and Dr. […]

Nonhuman Primate Models of Menopause (Part 3)

This workshop, held in January 2001, took the form of an advisory workshop for the NIA. Experts (workshop speakers: Dr. K.D. Carey, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research; Dr. Thomas Clarkson, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Dr. Robert Freedman, Wayne State University; Dr. Ken Gould, Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center; Dr. Joseph Kemnitz, Wisconsin Regional […]

Nonhuman Primate Models of Menopause (Part 2)

Whether a true animal model of human menopause exists will be clear only after extensive comparative studies. Nonprimate species show substantial differences in reproductive and reproductive aging processes compared with humans, but some of these species, when ovariecto-mized, may provide appropriate models for postmenopausal health problems. Nonhuman primates (NHPs) hold great promise, because some species […]

Nonhuman Primate Models of Menopause (Part 1)

Menopause will affect every woman who lives an average life span, and for many of these women, the chronic hypoestrogenic state will affect the quality of life during her last 30 years, comprising more than one-third of her life span. Many questions surround the phenomenon of menopause: What causes it? Is it strictly the ovary […]

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