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Estrogen Link in Male Aggression Sheds New Light on Sex-specific Behaviors


October 1, 2009

Nirao Shah Territorial behavior in male mice might be linked to more "girl power" than ever suspected, according to new findings at University of California, San Francisco. For the first time, researchers have identified networks of nerve cells in the brain that are associated with how male mice defend their territory and have shown that these cells are controlled by the female hormone estrogen. Full Story

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