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Darby Saxbe Digs into Relationships’ Effects on Human Biology
In her current work, the University of Southern California psychologist is examining how the transition to fatherhood affects men’s brains.
Darby Saxbe Digs into Relationships’ Effects on Human Biology
Darby Saxbe Digs into Relationships’ Effects on Human Biology

In her current work, the University of Southern California psychologist is examining how the transition to fatherhood affects men’s brains.

In her current work, the University of Southern California psychologist is examining how the transition to fatherhood affects men’s brains.

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Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Amanda Heidt | Jul 21, 2021 | 9 min read
The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.
Image of the Day: In Sync
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 3, 2019 | 1 min read
At playtime together, parents’ brain activity mimics that of their infant children.
First Mouse Embryos Made from Two Fathers
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 11, 2018 | 3 min read
The bipaternal pups died soon after birth, but mice with two mothers grew into fertile adults.
How Mammalian Moms and Babies Choose Sides
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 10, 2017 | 2 min read
A survey of 11 species confirms that mothers prefer to keep their offspring to one side of their bodies, but that their offspring tend to approach them from the opposite side.
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016 | 2 min read
Zebra finches sing a special song that appears to help their offspring better adapt to a hotter climate, according to a study.
Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2014 | 2 min read
Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.
Dad’s Contribution
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 28, 2014 | 2 min read
Older fathers may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2013 | 2 min read
The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.
That New Baby Smell
Abby Olena, PhD | Sep 25, 2013 | 2 min read
New moms’ brains show a stronger response to infant body odor than do the brains of women who aren’t mothers.
Boys May Shorten a Mother’s Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 28, 2013 | 1 min read
Women living in the 17th to 19th centuries had a slightly lower life expectancy if they gave birth to multiple sons, rather than to daughters.
Mums Tell Dads to Care
Dan Cossins | Jan 8, 2013 | 3 min read
Mouse mothers emit ultrasound vocalizations and odor cues to stimulate otherwise uninterested fathers to provide parental care to their pups.
In Times of Trouble
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2012 | 7 min read
Scientists share their experiences weathering extremely stressful events without letting their careers get completely derailed.
The Ups and Downs of Fatherhood
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 13, 2011 | 1 min read
Caring for a child can suppress testosterone levels in men.
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