Reproduction
Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
New study examines the impact of female board representation on medical product recalls  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a study published online yesterday focused on the medical products industry - which includes medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics - a... more
New coronavirus leaves pregnant women with wrenching choices—but little data to guide them  Science Magazine · 2 days
Parents and doctors must decide whether the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks of possible infection more
A lifesaving reason to have more women on boards: ensuring consumer safety  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a study published online yesterday focused on the medical products industry—which includes medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics—a group of researchers found that, compared... more
Guppies help their brothers when it comes to the opposite sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers found that male Trinidadian guppies observe a form of nepotism when it comes to pursuing the opposite sex. These tiny tropical fish often help their... more
Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens in March 2020 reports the possible use of the bacteria Gardnerella found in the cervix and vagina of... more
Outcomes of mothers giving birth during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China have looked at the outcomes of pregnant mothers with COVID-19 and their newborns. Their study titled, “Clinical features... more
Is sex safe during COVID-19 pandemic?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
It is not unimaginable that with so many couples locked down within the confines of their homes 24/7, that close physical proximity could result in increased sexual activity, giving rise to questions regarding how safe sex... more
Adverse childhood experiences associated with executive dysfunction post-surgical menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, according to... more
Women physicians drive unfunded studies on pay disparity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Physician gender pay gaps continue to persist in the U.S. despite an impressive body of research spanning more than 25 years. more
Research shows guppies help their brothers when it comes to the opposite sex  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When it comes to finding a mate, male guppies rely on their brothers to ward off the competition. more
New studies investigate role of COVID-19 in breast milk and pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are launching a pair of studies to answer critical questions regarding the roles COVID-19 may play... more
Key protein in sperm production could aid male infertility treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have discovered that a key protein drives sperm production, knowledge that may help infertile couples conceive. more
Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on... more
A critical enzyme for sperm formation could be a target for treating male infertility  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have identified an enzyme essential for the process of male meiosis, the type of cell division that produces sperm.... more
Targeting critical enzyme for sperm formation could help address male infertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
While some of our body's cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, alone takes about 14 days from start to... more
Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on... more
A critical enzyme for sperm formation could be a target for treating male infertility  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
While some of our body's cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, alone takes... more
Sex differences in longevity of wild mammals exceed humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
On average, women live longer than men: About 90% of people reaching 110 years old or more are women. The current record holder is Jeanne Calment, who was 122 years... more
Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago  Science Magazine · 4 days
The emergence of agriculture was one of the most notable behavioral transformations in human history, driving innovations in technologies and... more
SKP1 drives the prophase I to metaphase I transition during male meiosis  Science Magazine · 4 days
The meiotic prophase I to metaphase I (PI/MI) transition requires chromosome desynapsis and metaphase competence acquisition. However, control of these major meiotic events is... more
Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have found that bacteria in a mother’s gut during pregnancy can protect the baby from developing food allergies. more
Scientists investigate why females live longer than males  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An international team of scientists found that, like humans, female wild animals tend to live longer than males. more
COVID-19 While Pregnant or Giving Birth: Here’s What You Need to Know  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Having a baby is stressful enough without COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and all the associated misinformation. If you’re pregnant and/or due... more
Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to... more
Data analysis shows nonhuman female mammals also live longer than males  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international team of researchers has found evidence that shows female mammals besides humans also live longer than males. In their paper published in Proceedings of... more
Anxious about COVID-19? Stress can have lasting impacts on sperm and future offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person's... more
What happens in Vegas: Consent matters in 'Sin City' and other sex tourism cities  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Mention the phrase "sex tourism" in conversation and most people will cringe in disgust. more
New study identifies which veterans are using programs to gain employment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Compared to veterans of other wars, those who have served since 9/11 have the highest unemployment rate, particularly among young male veterans. Within the first three... more
Call to consider labor after previous Cesarean birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in March 2020 shows that labor proceeds successfully in more than 90% of cases and should be considered a reasonable option... more
The growth of an organism rides on a pattern of waves  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When an egg cell of almost any sexually reproducing species is fertilized, it sets off a series of waves that ripple across the egg's surface. These... more
Eating tofu and foods containing isoflavones linked to lower risk of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Eating tofu and foods that contain higher amounts of isoflavones was associated with a moderately lower risk of heart disease, especially for... more
Female toads seek a good man—even if he's another species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The one thing about species that most people probably remember from high school science class is that when it comes to sex, they generally stick to their own... more
CARB-X awards $2.86M to develop novel oral antibiotic to treat drug-resistant gonorrhea  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Up to $2.86M has been awarded to a research team including Penn State scientists to develop a new oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea,... more
Diet affects sperm and the health of offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published in the journal Molecular Cell, in March 2020, reports that parental diet is a crucial factor in the future metabolic health of the offspring. more
Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New Cornell University research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic... more
Research may pave the way to developing effective treatments for puerperal sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Puerperal sepsis, also known as childbed fever, is the leading cause of maternal deaths. In this novel study in The American Journal of Pathology,... more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new paper points out the need for an important new refinement to radiocarbon dating. The research has relevance for understanding key dates in Mediterranean history and prehistory, including the tomb of Tutankhamen and... more
Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and... more
Improving success of giraffe translocations  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Giraffes that are being translocated for conservation purposes should be moved in groups that contain at least 30 females and 3 males to ensure long-term population success. In two new studies, an international team of researchers identifies the... more
Parental diet affects sperm and health of future offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring. Now, an international team has identified a key player and the molecular events... more
Female toads engaging in adaptive hybridization prefer high-quality heterospecifics as mates  Science Magazine · 1 week
Hybridization—interbreeding between species—is generally thought to occur randomly between members of two species. Contrary to expectation, female plains spadefoot toads (Spea bombifrons) can increase their evolutionary... more
Populations most at risk of opiate addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest. more
Research finds gender bias in textbooks of Indonesia and other Muslim majority countries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Indonesia does well compared to other Muslim countries in getting girls into schools. Female enrollment in primary and secondary education is around... more
Archaeologists Unearth 22,500-Year-Old Mammoth-Bone Structure  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of archaeologists led by the University of Exeter has discovered a new circular mammoth-bone feature at the Paleolithic site of Kostenki 11 in... more
Ancient teeth reveal Bronze Age gender inequality  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China. more
Pregnancy rate more than doubled with online program for infertile women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in March 2020 in the journal PLOS ONE reports that the online version of a well-respected program that counsels infertile women achieved... more
Coronavirus baby boom another curve that could be flattened  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Family planning providers around the country are taking steps to help prevent a boom in pregnancies due to coronavirus self-isolation more
Research shows increased kidney injury risks for hospitalized pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows an increased rate of sudden episodes of kidney failure or damage in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy. more
Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Supercomputer simulations support a new mechanism for the budding off of viruses like the coronavirus. ESCRTIII polymer features clear intrinsic twist in molecular dynamics simulations, might play major role in creating three-dimensional... more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Radiocarbon dating, invented in the late 1940s and improved ever since to provide more precise measurements, is the standard method for determining the dates of artifacts in archaeology and other disciplines. more
'Wonderchicken' fossil from the age of dinosaurs reveals origin of modern birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been identified by an international team of palaeontologists. more
10,000 social brains: Sex differentiation in human brain anatomy  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In human and nonhuman primates, sex differences typically explain much interindividual variability. Male and female behaviors may have played unique roles in the likely coevolution of increasing brain volume and... more
Mediterranean radiocarbon offsets and calendar dates for prehistory  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A single Northern Hemisphere calibration curve has formed the basis of radiocarbon dating in Europe and the Mediterranean for five decades, setting the time frame for prehistory. However, as measurement precision increases,... more
'Wonderchicken' fossil from the age of dinosaurs reveals origin of modern birds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been identified by an international team of palaeontologists. more
New details revealed on how plants maintain optimal sperm-egg ratio  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Current molecular biochemistry, microscopy and genetic techniques have become so powerful that scientists can now make mechanistic discoveries—supported by multiple lines of evidence—about intimate processes in plant reproduction... more
How does an intersex bee behave?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the neotropical forest of Barro Colorado Island in Panama, an unusual bee hatched: half male and half female. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute students and scientists working on nocturnal, socially flexible Megalopta bees at BCI... more
Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fundamental research supported by supercomputers could help lead to new strategies and better technology that combats infectious and genetic diseases. more
Female veterans with PTSD more likely to suffer from ischemic heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Female veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were substantially more likely to have ischemic heart disease than those without PTSD in a study presented... more
Study suggests males with older brother more likely to be gay  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the University of Toronto, the Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Lethbridge has... more
Many female college athletes found to have higher than normal blood pressure levels  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
While many college athletes may seem like they are in peak physical condition, they can still face significant cardiovascular risks. more
Woman's risk for negative mood, executive dysfunction after ovary removal linked to childhood adversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Nearly one-third of women who choose to have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause are susceptible to... more
Who should stay at home due to coronavirus?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
COVID-19 is a spreading viral illness, mostly mild but fatal in the sick and elderly. At present, it has affected almost 200,000 people, with nearly 8,000 deaths worldwide. Governments around the world... more
For narwhals, the 'unicorn of the seas,' size matters for sexual selection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Showy peacock feathers, extravagant elk antlers and powerful crayfish claws are just a few examples of the ostentatious animal extremes used to compete for... more
Cannabinoid 1 receptor expression displays sexually dimorphic pattern in the mouse brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A major challenge in neuroscience lies in understanding how molecular and circuit differences in the brain synergistically contribute to sex differences in behavioral phenotypes.... more
First pocket-sized artworks from Ice Age Indonesia show humanity's ancient drive to decorate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Archaeologists have unearthed two miniature stone engravings in Indonesia. These depict an anoa (dwarf buffalo) and a sun, star or eye dating... more
Study draws Southern California coastal light pollution into focus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When tides are at their highest a few days after a full or new moon, thousands of small silver fish called grunion flop onto Southern California beaches. Females wriggle their... more
Having gender-affirming IDs may improve mental health among transgender adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver's license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public... more
Increased competition between males can lead to higher rate of harmful mutations in offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Males that face tougher competition for females risk having offspring with a greater number of harmful mutations in their genome... more
Chronic microfiber exposure causes aneurysms, cellular changes in fish  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Chronic exposure to microplastic fibers causes aneurysms, erosion of surface layers and other serious damage to fish gills, and increases egg production in female fish, a sign that chemicals in... more
Study examines e-cigarette use by women during preconception and/or pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use. more
Eating fish 1-3 times a week in pregnancy beneficial for the child  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pregnancy is a time when the mother’s diet becomes essential not only for reasons of proper nutrition but to avoid harm to or enhance... more
Microplastic fibers linked to respiratory, reproductive changes in fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Chronic exposure to microplastic fibers causes aneurysms, erosion of surface layers and other serious damage to fish gills, and increases egg production in female fish, a sign that chemicals in... more
Microplastic fibers linked to respiratory, reproductive changes in fish  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chronic exposure to microplastic fibers causes aneurysms, erosion of surface layers and other serious damage to fish gills, and increases egg production in female fish, a sign that chemicals in... more
Kentucky: Latest updates on Coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Today (March 16), Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state's first death related to COVID-19. The patient was a male who had multiple medical conditions. As of March 15, Kentucky has tested 254 individuals for COVID-19 and 21 have... more
Fish consumption during pregnancy associated with improved metabolic health of children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. Now, a new USC study shows that children whose mothers... more
Love rivals risk having offspring with a greater number of harmful mutations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Males that face tougher competition for females risk having offspring with a greater number of harmful mutations in their genome than males without rivals.... more
Against overfishing: Save the oldies!  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Measures against overfishing tend to protect young, immature fish through measures such as minimum-landing sizes. However, a team of researchers recommends also keeping the particularly large megaspawners alive in addition to the youngsters. This type of management achieves... more
COVID-19 is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to babies, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Finally, some good news has emerged about the novel coronavirus that has spread to about 50 countries across the world. more
How sperm unpack dad's genome so it can merge with mom's  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers discover the enzyme SPRK1's role in reorganizing the paternal genome during the first moments of fertilization -- a finding that might help explain infertility cases... more
How sperm unpack dad's genome so it can merge with mom's  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A sperm enters an egg, an embryo develops and eventually a baby is born. But back up a second—how does the mother's half-genome actually merge with... more
The role of social support in intimate partner violence and economic hardship  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The term intimate partner violence (IPV) is used to describe situations where a current or former partner or spouse causes harm to their significant... more
Woman's transplanted 'man hands' became lighter and more feminine over time  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Years after surgery, a woman's transplanted hands from a darker-skinned male donor now appear lighter and more feminine. more
Georgia moves closer to major overhaul of HIV criminal law  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Georgia lawmakers are advancing legislation that would dramatically overhaul a state law that makes it a crime for people to have sex without first disclosing they have HIV more
Persistent influence of obliquity on ice age terminations since the Middle Pleistocene transition  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Radiometric dating of glacial terminations over the past 640,000 years suggests pacing by Earth’s climatic precession, with each glacial-interglacial period spanning four... more
Aerial insect trap network describes life in the skies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Like most invasive species, when the soybean aphid arrived in the Midwest in 2000, it brought none of its natural enemies along for the ride. So, naturally, finding itself in... more
Internet inventor warns web 'not working for women'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The internet is "not working for women" and is fuelling a new era of widespread abuse against females, the creator of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, warned on Thursday. more
Bones found in a church are earliest verified remains of an English saint  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Experts recently identified bones found behind a wall in a British church as the remains of a Kentish princess and one of... more
Immunosuppressive therapy does not increase risk of vulvar or vaginal cancer in women with IBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a new retrospective study, researchers found that the use of immunosuppressive therapy does not increase the occurrence... more
Newer antiretroviral drugs may be the safest, most effective HIV treatment during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The antiretroviral drugs dolutegravir and emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (DTG+FTC/TAF) may comprise the safest and most effective HIV treatment regimen currently available during... more
Bones of one of England’s first saints, a 7th-century princess, found in church wall  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Experts recently identified bones found behind a wall in a British church as the remains of a Kentish princess and... more
Utah female senators walk out before abortion bill passes  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
All six women in the Utah Senate walked out in protest and refused to vote before the chamber passed a bill mandating that a woman be shown an ultrasound before... more
State agrees to ignore law on gay relationships in sex ed  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
South Carolina education officials have agreed not to enforce part of their own state law that bans sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than... more
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