No gender split in child brain function or math skill

"[C]hildren's brains function similarly regardless of their gender..." according to a new neuroimaging study on math ability in boys and girls.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture brains gender learning mathematics sexes

What’s the sex of that skeleton? Check the elbow

The elbow may offer a better way to determine the sex of a skeleton in some populations, researchers report.

Boston University | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bones forensics sexes skeletons

Men with breast cancer have higher death rate than women

Men account for less than 1% of all breast cancer cases, but their five-year mortality rate is 19% higher than that of women, according to a new study.

Vanderbilt U. | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine breast-cancer cancer death sexes

Test for mild cognitive impairment according to sex?

Evaluating mild cognitive impairment, considered a precursor to dementia, by sex could potentially change who gets the diagnosis.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cognition dementia medical-tests sexes

Depression circuit works differently in male and female mice

Researchers have identified a stress-activated depression circuit that drives different behavior in male and female mice.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains depression sexes testosterone

Women’s mid-life stress linked to memory decline

New research links chronic mid-life stress, though not trauma, with memory decline in women. That link did not appear for men.

Johns Hopkins University | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease dementia memory sexes stress trauma

How painted turtles end up male or female isn’t so predictable

New reseearch could upend ideas about how geography affects sex determination in painted turtles.

Fred Love-Iowa State | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology embryos sexes temperature turtles

After brain tumor radiation, more cognitive trouble for women

"We need to look at the biological factors that are making females more vulnerable to life-saving radiation treatment."

Anna Varela - Georgia State | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer cognition radiation-therapy sexes side-effects tumors

Striped maple trees can swap sexes

Striped maple trees have a rare ability: to switch from one sex to another.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | May 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation sexes trees

Estrogen receptor could offer shield from obesity

New research suggests an estrogen receptor could offers therapies to prevent obesity.

Sheena Rice-Missouri | May 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine estrogen hormones livers metabolism obesity proteins sexes

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