Sex of Human Cells Matters in Studying Neurological Disease
Sex of Human Cells Matters in Studying Neurological Disease
Authors of a new review urge researchers to consider how the chromosomal sex of a cell affects experiments in research on neurodegeneration.
Sex of Human Cells Matters in Studying Neurological Disease
Sex of Human Cells Matters in Studying Neurological Disease

Authors of a new review urge researchers to consider how the chromosomal sex of a cell affects experiments in research on neurodegeneration.

Authors of a new review urge researchers to consider how the chromosomal sex of a cell affects experiments in research on neurodegeneration.

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Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Shawna Williams | Mar 14, 2019
Such differences may help explain accidental pregnancies among women on the pill, researchers say.
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.
Hormonal Male Contraceptive to Enter Clinical Trial
Hormonal Male Contraceptive to Enter Clinical Trial
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2017
The gel, which men rub on their upper bodies daily, delivers synthetic progestin to block the testes from producing normal levels of sperm.
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Researchers solve the mystery of 15-year-old mutant ferns with disrupted sex determination.
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.
Book Excerpt from <em>Testosterone Rex</em>
Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex
Cordelia Fine | Dec 31, 2016
In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.
The Trouble With Sex in Science
The Trouble With Sex in Science
Kerry Grens | Aug 9, 2016
Researchers argue for the consideration of hormones and sex chromosomes in preclinical experiments.
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone
Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?
Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2015
A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.
Carnal Knowledge
Carnal Knowledge
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex is an inherently fascinating aspect of life. As researchers learn more and more about it, surprises regularly emerge.
Sari van Anders: Sexy Thoughts, Sexy Data
Sari van Anders: Sexy Thoughts, Sexy Data
Daniel Cossins | Jul 1, 2014
Assistant professor, Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan. Age: 36
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2014
A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.
Goat Pheromone Double Whammy
Goat Pheromone Double Whammy
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 2, 2014
A single molecule emitted by male goats may influence female goat physiology and behavior.
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2013
Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Sep 1, 2012
Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina
Digit Ratio and Sex Hormones
Tia Ghose | Sep 6, 2011
Men and women may have different finger-length ratios as a result of different sex hormone exposure during early embryonic development.