sex differences
Newfound Neurons
Newfound Neurons
Tracy Vence | Oct 19, 2015
Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male Caenorhabditis elegans.
Sex on the Brain
Sex on the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2015
Neurons in new brains and old
Sex Differences in the Brain
Sex Differences in the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Kerry Grens | Jul 22, 2015
Mental agility in women deteriorates at twice the rate of that in men, according to a study of people with mild cognitive impairment.
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
Female Brain Maintained by Methylation
Female Brain Maintained by Methylation
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 30, 2015
Development of female sexual behaviors requires DNA methylation in the preoptic area of the rodent brain. 
Crossed Wires
Crossed Wires
Daniel Cossins | Jan 16, 2015
From similar sets of neuroimaging data, researchers are reaching different conclusions about whether brain wiring differs between men and women.
The Benefits of Being a “Bearded Lady”
The Benefits of Being a “Bearded Lady”
Bob Grant | Jan 8, 2015
A study of female eastern fence lizards that bear a distinctly male trait yields tantalizing clues about the tradeoffs involved in blurring the lines of sexual dimorphism.