Reproduction
New blood test detects genetic disorders in fetuses  NEWS MEDICAL · 53 minutes
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new blood test for genetic disorders that may allow parents to learn about the health of their baby as early as 11 weeks into pregnancy. more
Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality -- regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. more
Dueling dates for a huge eruption reignite the debate over dinosaurs’ death  SCIENCE-NEWS · 10 hours
New dating techniques for the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions disagree on whether they were the main culprit in the dinosaurs’ demise. more
World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades  NPR · 11 hours
The bee towers over its apian cousins. Females have been recorded as being at least an inch and a half long. Add to that a pair of gigantic... more
Study finds motor skills problems in children exposed during pregnancy to plasticizer chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Scientists with the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report motor skills problems... more
Women with more social support are less likely to die prematurely  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
In the largest study to explore the impact of perceived social support on cardiovascular disease and mortality, researchers found postmenopausal women aged 50-79 with higher perceived... more
New compound offers superior therapeutic approach to treat MS  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Previous studies have shown that estrogens and estrogen-like compounds reduce multiple sclerosis-like inflammation and disability in mice. At first glance these treatments appear promising, but they carry a host of... more
Prenatal exposure to phthalates linked to motor skill deficiencies at age 11  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Scientists report motor skills problems in children exposed during pregnancy to plasticizer chemicals known as phthalates that are widely used in personal care products... more
Female presidents are held to higher standards than males  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar—the list of women who have thrown their hats into the ring for the 2020 U.S. presidential election continues to grow. more
Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms  MNT · 17 hours
A recent study investigated whether acupuncture might be a useful, nonpharmaceutical way to minimize some of the symptoms that occur during menopause. more
Serendipity reveals sex bias in embryo development  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
New published research from the College of Veterinary Medicine shows that heightened levels of genomic instability can prove fatal to female embryos in mice. more
This Fish Just Gave Evolution the Finger and Got Pregnant  LIVE SCIENCE · 18 hours
Mary's species of fish never evolved to have sex or incubate live young. She did it anyway. more
Female golden snub-nosed monkeys share nursing of young  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
An international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia and China's Central South University of Forestry and Technology has discovered that female golden snub-nosed monkeys in China are happy to... more
New technology measures hormones that influence reproductive health efficiently  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly... more
New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development... more
Researchers unlock the secret behind reproduction of fish called ‘Mary’  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the... more
Strong social support may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the... more
Medical News Today: How do baby flutters feel?  MNT · 1 day
Baby flutters are the initial movements of the developing fetus that a pregnant woman can feel. Learn what baby flutters feel like and what to expect at each stage of pregnancy in... more
Yes, That Viking Warrior Buried with Weapons Really Was a Woman  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Researchers answer questions following the explosive finding that a Viking warrior was biologically female. more
Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary,' has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists. more
Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females inherit traits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Female cells randomly and permanently shut off one of the X chromosomes during embryonic development through a process called X chromosome inactivation, or XCI. Just how XCI occurs... more
Routine allomaternal nursing in a free-ranging Old World monkey  Science Magazine · 1 day
While regular allomaternal nursing (suckling) has been documented in a number of rodent and carnivore species, as well as in some prosimians, New World monkeys, and humans, it is not... more
Lack of sleep is not necessarily fatal for flies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Male flies kept awake do not die earlier than those allowed to sleep, leading researchers to question whether sleep, in flies at least, is essential for staying alive. more
Massive database traces mammal organ development, cell by single cell  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The very early days of growth, long before we are born, are a time of incredible development. In a relatively short period of time, we and other mammals... more
Beauty is in the algorithm of the beholder  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Manal El Rhazi, Arsalane Zarghili, Aicha Majda, and Anissa Bouzalmat of the Intelligent Systems and Applications Laboratory at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, in Fez, Morocco, together with Ayat Allah Oufkir of... more
Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilised while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the... more
Study reveals major sex differences in management of cardiovascular risk factors among U.S. adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
"The good news is that, since the Millennium, there have been reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol levels and in... more
New screening tool more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as... more
Sexually abused children with PTSD more likely to provide incoherent testimony  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Age and post-traumatic stress disorder are key factors that affect how coherently sexually abused children are able to recount traumatic events, according to a new study... more
US airlines to offer non-binary gender options  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
US carriers will soon offer passengers additional options besides "male" and "female" when they buy tickets, an airlines trade association said Tuesday. more
Medical News Today: What causes cramps after sex?  MNT · 3 days
Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article. more
Adolescent female blood donors at risk for iron deficiency and associated anemia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which... more
Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used... more
Medical News Today: Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice  MNT · 3 days
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1. more
Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice  MNT · 3 days
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1. more
Female adolescent blood donors more likely to have iron deficiency and related anemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and... more
The high cost of sex: Insurers often don’t pay for drugs to treat problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
For some older people, the joy of sex may be tempered by financial concerns: Can they afford the medications they... more
Study shows how animals may remember and locate food sources  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A subset of neurons in the hippocampus respond to both place and taste, according to research in male rats published in JNeurosci. more
Study shows how 3D organization of genetic material helps perpetuate the species  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA... more
Hormone therapy may increase cardiovascular risk during gender transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. Findings underscore the importance of counseling and close... more
Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation... more
How 3D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare offspring isn't clear. Using... more
Medical News Today: Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart  MNT · 4 days
New research suggests that hormone therapy may place people who are gender transitioning at a higher risk of cardiovascular events. more
Scientists reveal how 3-D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare... more
Hormone therapy during gender transition may increase risk for cardiovascular events  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, including strokes, heart attacks and blood clots, according to... more
Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss... more
New study outlines sex-specific issues in ischemic heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and death among women. Our knowledge of ischemic heart disease has grown tremendously over the past few decades as sex differences in... more
H-RT should be the standard of care for men with low risk prostate cancer, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule, a... more
Medical News Today: What and when can a fetus hear?  MNT · 6 days
The developing fetus begins to hear around the 18th week of pregnancy and starts to hear low frequencies from outside the woman's body soon after. Learn more about... more
Researchers hung men on a cross and added blood in bid to prove Turin Shroud is real  Science Magazine · 6 days
Latest attempt to authenticate cloth—which dating tests have confirmed is a medieval fake—to be... more
Medical News Today: Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause  MNT · 6 days
A large, long-term study of postmenopausal women has linked higher consumption of diet drinks to a raised risk... more
Testosterone is not the only hormone needed for penis development  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study has revealed that in addition to testosterone, the masculinization process involves a hormone called androsterone, which originates in other tissues. more
Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction. more
Medical News Today: How does asthma affect pregnancy?  MNT · 7 days
Most asthma treatments are safe to use during pregnancy. Uncontrolled asthma can increase the risk of complications. In this article, we discuss the effects of asthma in pregnancy and the best treatments. more
Pages and prejudice: How queer texts could fight homophobia in Australian schools  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Recently, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)—the peak professional body for Australian English teachers—published a special issue of the journal English... more
WVU gynecologic oncologist investigates novel treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical... more
Depression prevention for pregnant women and new mothers – new recommendations  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
At present all new mothers are screened for symptoms of depression and help is provided to those who need care. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force... more
Penis development needs more than just testes and testosterone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Proper development of the fetal penis requires not just testosterone from the testes, but a second hormone produced by other tissues, including the placenta, according to a new study publishing... more
'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research shows that sperm that live for longer before fertilizing an egg produce healthier offspring. What's more, these offspring go on to have longer, healthier lifespans -- and in turn produce more and healthier offspring themselves. It was... more
Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming sperm  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A trio of researchers with Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine has found evidence that the female reproductive tract may have evolved... more
Using innovative sampling methods to understand family demographic trends  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Trends in family demography in the United States and other industrialized nations such as declining and delayed marriage and childbearing have, until recently, been predominantly studied using large-scale datasets identifying... more
Male teachers are most likely to rate highly in university student feedback  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
University students, like many in society, demonstrate bias against women and particularly women from non-English speaking backgrounds. more
Stereotypes of romantic love may perpetuate gender-based violence  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers' and young people's identities. In particular, media representations of sexuality and love become informal educational agents of the first... more
Research shows link between diet drinks and stroke risk among post-menopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked... more
Female reproductive tract blocks weak sperm from reaching egg  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has found that slow-swimming sperm are disadvantaged by narrow areas of the female reproductive tract, preventing them from reaching an egg. more
Longer-lived sperm produces offspring with healthier lifespans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden. more
'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden. more
Majority of gender minority youth do not identify with traditional sexual identity labels  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A large proportion of sexual and gender minority youth do not identify with traditional sexual identity labels - such as gay, lesbian,... more
Movement of wrist bones revealed by MRI and computer modeling  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? In a just-published Journal of Biomechanics article, the researchers proved a longtime assumption about individuals' right and left... more
Media representations of love may justify gender-based violence in young people  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers' and young people's identities. In particular, media representations of sexuality and love become... more
Researchers design new protocol to improve reproduction of ovine cattle  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers of the Veterinary Faculty of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University and the National Institute of Farming and Food Research and Technology have designed a new protocol to... more
Artificial intelligence could help to foil online dating scams  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds. more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to... more
Exercise gives older men a better brain boost  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. more
MRI and computer modeling reveals how wrist bones move  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? Researchers have now demonstrated a longtime assumption about individuals' right and left wrists, while also finding differences between wrists of... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines... more
Gender and cultural bias exists against teachers at university level  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Students are more likely to rate male university teachers higher than their female counterparts in some areas of STEM and Business, according to Australia's largest review of student... more
Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA with blood test during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional noninvasive... more
In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers found that if a squirrel inherits territory from a male rather than a female, it will have about 1,300... more
Slow sperm may fail at crashing ‘gates’ on their way to an egg  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
A new study describes how sperm navigate narrow straits in the reproductive tract’s obstacle course to reach an egg. more
Exercise gives a better brain boost to older men than women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of... more
Strictures of a microchannel impose fierce competition to select for highly motile sperm  Science Magazine · 1 week
Investigating sperm locomotion in the presence of external fluid flow and geometries simulating the female reproductive tract can lead to a better... more
In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A young squirrel lucky enough to take over territory from an adult male squirrel is like a teenager falling into... more
WATCH: Michael Strahan embraces his inner yogi  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Founder of the Black Male Yoga Initiative Changa Bell talks breaking barriers and creating a safe space in his community for black men to discuss mental health live on "GMA." more
Sensitive biosensor detects Down syndrome DNA  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect fetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women's blood. more
Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks... more
How one man is trying to help fellow black men 'heal' through yoga  ABC NEWS · 1 week
"Black men in particular were being isolated by the yoga community," founder of the Black Male Yoga Initiative said. more
Large study finds no association between phthalate exposure and breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a University of Massachusetts Amherst cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between... more
New rules requiring female athletes to lower testosterone levels are based on flawed data  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New regulations requiring certain female athletes to medically lower their testosterone levels in order to compete internationally are based on... more
Pregnant women who undergo gallbladder removal surgery experience longer hospital stays  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Pregnant women produce extra progesterone, which puts them at greater risk for gallstones. When the stones become problematic, causing painful attacks, a surgeon may recommend that... more
Studies address racial disparities in postpartum period and cardiovascular health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cardiovascular disease and hypertensive disorders are leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Two studies will be presented on February 14, 2019, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's... more
New study helps doctors better understand high blood pressure in pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 6 - 8% of pregnant women experience hypertension. High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated... more
Smoking and drinking during pregnancy – stigma drives women to secrecy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has found that because of the stigma around smoking and drinking during pregnancy, many women are doing these in private. more
Large study fails to link phthalates and increased breast cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to... more
Slow sperm may fail at crashing ‘gates’ on their way to an egg
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Female manakins use male mating call when implanted with male hormones
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Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising
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