sex differences
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture
Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers are beginning to tease apart the mechanisms underlying differences in how males and females respond to powerful painkillers.
Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression
Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression
Jef Akst | May 4, 2017
Researchers uncover thousands of genes whose activity varies between men and women.
How Much Do Sex Differences Matter in Mouse Studies?
How Much Do Sex Differences Matter in Mouse Studies?
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 24, 2017
Examining both male and female model organisms is worth the extra effort and added costs, most experts maintain, but whether the results translate to human studies is less clear.
 
Moving Past the Myth of a Simple Biological Difference Between the Sexes
Moving Past the Myth of a Simple Biological Difference Between the Sexes
Cordelia Fine | Jan 1, 2017
The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Sex Differences in Immune Response
Sex Differences in Immune Response
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2015
A selection of notable quotes from the Society for Neuroscience meeting
Sex Differences in TBI
Sex Differences in TBI
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2015
Researchers are finding that male and female mice may respond to traumatic brain injuries differently.
Newfound Neurons
Newfound Neurons
Tracy Vence | Oct 19, 2015
Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male Caenorhabditis elegans.