Sexuality
Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Dairy products provide more bone-beneficial nutrients than any other food group. Yet a new study based on data from the Study of Women's Health... more
Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism for kin selection in a wild primate  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
More like mom or dad? Human babies always get this curious look on their face combined with the question whom the child resembles most. The answers... more
Study uncovers gender roles in physics lab courses  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A robust body of research examines and addresses gender discrepancies in many fields, but physics is not one of them, Cornell researchers have found. more
Age, gender and culture 'predict loneliness'  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Young people, men and people in 'individualistic' societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study. more
A person’s age, gender, culture interact to predict loneliness  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Young people, men and people in "individualistic" societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study. more
New Sex Hormone Discovered: Secretoneurin  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A large protein called secretogranin-2 is important for the normal functioning of brain cells and other cells that secrete hormones to control body functions such as... more
Researchers Sequence Genome of Jojoba Plant  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of scientists has for the first time mapped the entire genome of the jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis). Jojoba is a dioecious... more
Study: Gene mutation disrupts sexual behavior in zebrafish  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When University of Ottawa biologists Kim Mitchell and Vance Trudeau began studying the effects of gene mutations in zebrafish, they uncovered new functions that regulate how males and females interact while mating. more
Researchers discover new sex hormone  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When University of Ottawa biologists Kim Mitchell and Vance Trudeau began studying the effects of gene mutations in zebrafish, they uncovered new functions that regulate how males and females interact while mating. We sat down with senior author... more
How the darter got stripes: Expanding a sexual selection theory explains animal patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have shown for the first time that there is a strong correlation between the complex patterns on male darters and their... more
Sex bias in pain research  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Most pain research remains overwhelmingly based on the study of male rodents, continuing to test hypotheses derived from earlier experiments on males. This points to an important blind spot in pain research, particularly as it relates to advancing... more
The ins and outs of sex change in medaka fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists could gain insight into atypical sex development in vertebrates, including humans, by studying how nutrition affects sex changes in fish larvae. more
Researchers discover cell reproduction not triggered by retinoic acid as previously believed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Meiosis is essential to sexual reproduction. For almost 15 years, it has been commonly held that retinoic acid, a molecule derived from vitamin A,... more
All major cholesterol-dependent cytolysins use glycans as cellular receptors  Science Magazine · 5 days
Cholesterol-dependent cytolysins (CDCs) form pores in cholesterol-rich membranes, but cholesterol alone is insufficient to explain their cell and host tropism. Here, we show that all eight major CDCs have high-affinity... more
How the darter got stripes: Expanding a sexual selection theory explains animal patterns  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Samuel Hulse, a Ph.D. candidate at UMBC, spent a lot of time in waders over the last two years. He traipsed from... more
Fruit fly study unlocks insights into human mating rituals    PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new study from Western identifies a specific gene in fruit flies that drives female mate acceptance and rejection—a vital discovery for understanding how all species, including humans,... more
Improving IVF Treatments by Imaging Sperm Cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
News-Medical spoke to Professor Natan Shaked about his new sperm cell imaging technique that could be used to help improve the outcomes of IVF treatments. more
UK has the largest gender health gap in G20, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
According to WHO, men are living healthier and longer lives than ever before but are still more likely to be burdened by illness and are outlived... more
Larval nutrition plays key role in determining sexual characteristics of Japanese rice fish  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Larval nutrition plays a role in determining the sexual characteristics of Japanese rice fish, also called medaka (Oryzias latipes), report a team... more
Study hints a mechanistic link between sex and stress response in microbes  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Why is sex so popular? The question of why so many organisms reproduce sexually has mystified evolutionary biologists since before Darwin, who wrote that... more
Supreme Court won't put transgender inmate surgery on hold  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t put an Idaho transgender inmate’s gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward more
The genome of jojoba: The only plant to store wax in its seeds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The seeds of jojoba are one of the only known sustainable sources of liquid wax esters. They have been used as an... more
Sex as stress management in microbes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Why is sex so popular? The question of why so many organisms reproduce sexually has mystified evolutionary biologists since before Darwin, who wrote, "The whole subject is as yet hidden in darkness." In a recent article... more
The ins and outs of sex change in medaka fish  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Larval nutrition plays a role in determining the sexual characteristics of Japanese rice fish, also called medaka (Oryzias latipes), report a team of researchers led by Nagoya University.... more
Women entrepreneurs are more motivated by social impact than money  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Entrepreneurial motivation is important to economic growth because entrepreneurs create companies that produce new products and services, which in turn, boost productivity. But we know little about what... more
Estimating the sex of the youngest individuals from Sima de los Huesos via dentition  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
thanks to the analysis of 32 dental pieces using micro-computed tomography a team led by Cecilia García Campos, a researcher... more
MU researchers examine how menopause can impact cognitive function  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Characterized by a buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain, Alzheimer's is an irreversible disease that leads to memory loss and a decrease in cognitive function. more
Hop supplements used by menopausal women are not likely to cause drug interactions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Hop-based dietary supplements that many women use to ease the night sweats and hot flashes commonly reported during menopause aren't likely to... more
New tool to measure gender bias in the workplace may help finally eliminate it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new way to measure the causes and magnitude of gender bias against women leaders in the workplace should make... more
The ice-surface lowering of Skelton Glacier is due to the ice retreat in the Ross Sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Toshi Fujioka, cosmogenic dating researcher at Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), has... more
Male treefrogs get the jump on rivals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The inconsistent sexual signals of male treefrogs have made it more difficult for females to find a quality mate, according to a new study by a researcher at The University of Western Australia. more
The Latest: UN chief: LGBTI vulnerable during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning of the increasing vulnerability of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people during the COVID-19 pandemic on the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia more
Viking 'treasure' of rare artifacts revealed on a long-lost mountain trail  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Melting ice revealed a long-lost trail in Norway that was strewn with objects dating to the Viking Age. more
Online romance scams: A modern form of fraud  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Over the last 20 years, the rapid development of digital communication technology has given rise to new forms of social interaction on social media. Digital communication technologies can overcome physical, social and... more
Inconsistent sexual signaling degrades optimal mating decisions in animals  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Like political stump speeches and product advertisements, animal signals are highly repetitive and function to persuade receivers to adopt behaviors benefiting the signaler. And like potential constituents and consumers, receivers... more
Repurposed drug normalizes body weight, reverses metabolic damage in obese mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An off-label experiment in mice using disulfiram, which has been used to treat alcohol use disorder for more than 50 years, consistently normalized body weight and... more
How plants forget: New work uncovers how epigenetic marks are specifically reset in sperm  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Although they do it differently than humans, plants also have memories. For example, many plants can sense and remember prolonged... more
First animal 'buckyballs' discovered in 80-million-year-old sea lillies  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Buckyballs are geometric shapes previously only seen in nature at the molecular scale. Scientists recently found them in marine animals dating to the Cretaceous. more
Building on strengths to support Aboriginal young people's sexual health  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project "What We Do Well' has reached a milestone of halfway point and completion of the first major round of data collection,... more
Can we really tell male and female dinosaurs apart?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists worldwide have long debated our ability to identify male and female dinosaurs. Now, research has shown that despite previous claims of success, it's very difficult to spot differences between... more
Beetle penis field investigations lead to new species discovery in Norway  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It took seven years, countless beetle penis field investigations, and hours upon hours on hands and knees in coastal wetlands. This is the story of all... more
Can we really tell male and female dinosaurs apart?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists worldwide have long debated our ability to identify male and female dinosaurs. Now, research led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that despite previous claims of success,... more
Homophobia threatens to hamper South Korea's virus campaign  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Korea’s anti-coronavirus quarantine campaign faces an unexpected obstacle: homophobic sentiments that make it difficult for sexual minorities to come forward and undergo diagnostic tests more
Study provides genetic explanation behind the sex bias observed in certain diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Some diseases exhibit a clear sex bias, occurring more often, hitting harder or eliciting different symptoms in men or women. more
Penn State and NAGP identify and reconstitute two lost Holstein lines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Artificial insemination (AI), breeding value estimation, and genomic selection have allowed substantial increases in milk and component yields for Holstein cows. However, their widespread use has... more
Sex, genes and vulnerability  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Study offers molecular explanation for long-standing observation that certain diseases occur more often or more severely in different sexes. Complement component 4 (C4) genes protect against the autoimmune disorders lupus and Sjögren's syndrome while raising risk of severe schizophrenia. more
Keeping the COVID plague at bay: How California is protecting older veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dr. Vito Imbasciani has been at war with viruses since he was 5. Growing up near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in... more
Individualized mosaics of microbial strains transfer from the maternal to the infant gut  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have used a microbiome 'fingerprint' method to report that an individualized mosaic of microbial strains is transmitted to the infant gut... more
Virgin birth has scientists buzzing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without ever having sex. One gene, GB45239 on chromosome 11, is responsible for virgin births. more
Fishing can disrupt mating systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In many fish species body size plays an important role in sexual selection. Large individuals are preferred mating partners because they can enhance offspring survival by providing better quality resources than small individuals. While large females and males... more
Fishing can disrupt mating systems  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In many fish species body size plays an important role in sexual selection. Large individuals are preferred mating partners because they can enhance offspring survival by providing better quality resources than small individuals. While large females and males... more
Incel terrorist attacks pose an increasing threat  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that self-identified "incels' (involuntary celibates, young men who cannot find female sexual partners), present a national security issue. more
Sadistic sexual murders involving child victims: Review of crimes offers insight for police  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation have analyzed how sadistic sexual murderers assaulting child victims commit their crimes and discovered... more
New model allows clinician to support autistic transgender population  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The first ever set of specific recommendations to support transgender autistic young people was co-created by these youth and their families working hand-in-hand with clinical experts. more
Researchers develop safe, accurate 3D imaging method to improve IVF treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have developed a safe and accurate 3D imaging method to identify sperm cells moving at a high speed. more
SARS-CoV-2 found in semen of COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Since the novel coronavirus, now called the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), emerged in December 2019, viral loads have been detected in body fluids, such as urine samples, saliva, stool samples, and... more
Accurate 3D imaging of sperm cells moving at top speed could improve IVF treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a safe and accurate 3D imaging method to identify sperm cells moving at a high speed. The... more
Coronavirus found in infected men's semen  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The researchers detected SARS-CoV-2 in the semen of 16% of the study participants. more
Accurate 3-D imaging of sperm cells moving at top speed could improve IVF treatments  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have developed a safe and accurate 3-D imaging method to identify sperm cells moving at... more
Study: Recombination is crucial for proper segregation of chromosomes into germs cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
From avocado plants to baker's yeast, humans to zebras, sexually reproducing organisms must create germ cells that contain half the number of chromosomes found... more
Researchers discover a gene in honey bees that causes virgin birth  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a study published today in Current Biology, researchers from University of Sydney have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without... more
Outsmarting the enemy: Treefrogs rely on illusions to find a mate without being eaten  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered that male treefrogs reduce their attractiveness to predators and parasites by overlapping their mating calls with their... more
How small chromosomes compete with big ones for a cell's attention  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From avocado plants to baker's yeast, humans to zebras, sexually reproducing organisms must create germ cells that contain half the number of chromosomes found in a... more
Trial questions benefits of organic nitrates for bone health  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study found that organic nitrates do not have clinically relevant effects on bone mineral density or bone turnover in postmenopausal women, and the medications caused significant side effects. more
Fossil reveals evidence of 200-million-year-old 'squid' attack  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have discovered the world's oldest known example of a squid-like creature attacking its prey, in a fossil dating back almost 200 million years. more
The coronavirus is costing us more than just our health and economy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Civil liberties are among the oldest, most recognized human rights. Their contemporary expression as legal claims based on civil and political rights is more... more
Coronavirus pandemic has harmed lower-income workers the most  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The coronavirus is deepening divides in the United States along income, race and gender lines—with lower-income women suffering the greatest losses. more
Outsmarting the enemy: Tree frogs rely on illusions to find mates without being eaten  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
tree frogs become easy targets for predators and parasites when they send mating calls, but they're finding a way to... more
Online dating probably will get a boost from pandemic, sociologist says  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Online dating's popularity probably will get a boost from the coronavirus pandemic, says an assistant professor of sociology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). more
French doctors: First virus case may have been in December  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
French scientists say they may have identified a possible case of the new coronavirus dating back to December more
New study spotlights the dark side of venture capitalist funding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Susan Fowler turned Silicon Valley upside down in 2017 when she posted an essay on her website about the sexual harassment she experienced while working for Uber. more
Researchers develop AI algorithm to accurately predict risk for and diagnose Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a computer algorithm based on Artificial Intelligence that can accurately predict the risk for and diagnose Alzheimer's disease using a combination... more
New ancient plant captures snapshot of evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a brilliant dance, a cornucopia of flowers, pinecones and acorns connected by wind, rain, insects and animals ensure the reproductive future of seed plants. But before plants achieved these elaborate specializations for sex,... more
Different trigger points for seeking healthcare may explain gender divide  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Men might not be more reluctant to see a doctor than women are, as is popularly believed, but may simply have different trigger points for seeking healthcare. more
Risky business: Courtship movements put katydids in danger  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Reproduction can be risky. In the case of katydids, some hunting bats eavesdrop on male mating calls to locate the insects, but little is known about the risk to mates as they... more
Deformed 'alien' skulls offer clues about life during the Roman Empire’s collapse  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
By studying artificially deformed skulls from a graveyard dating to more than 1,000 years ago, archaeologists are piecing together clues about an ancient community's... more
Deformed 'alien skulls' unearthed in Hungary reveal secrets of Roman Empire collapse  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
By studying artificially deformed skulls from a graveyard dating to more than 1,000 years ago, archaeologists are piecing together clues about an ancient community's... more
Arteries respond in opposite ways for males and females  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A protein known to expand blood vessels -- key to controlling conditions like high blood pressure -- actually has different functions in males and females, new UC Davis Health research... more
Offspring may inherit legacy of their father's Toxoplasma infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have revealed for the first time that males infected with the Toxoplasma parasite can impact their offspring's brain health and behavior. Studying mice infected with the common parasite Toxoplasma,... more
Drug reduces risk of men with pedophilic disorder sexually abusing children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A drug that lowers levels of the male hormone testosterone in the body reduces the risk of men with pedophilic disorder sexually abusing children, a study... more
New insights into how genes control courtship and aggression  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fruit flies, like many animals, engage in a variety of courtship and fighting behaviors. Now, Salk scientists have uncovered the molecular mechanisms by which two sex-determining genes affect fruit fly... more
Men are twice more likely to die of COVID-19 than women  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
There have been studies that have revealed that men are more likely to get more severe symptoms from COVID-19 disease and also more likely to die... more
Studies show how sex-determining genes affect courtship and aggression behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Fruit flies, like many animals, engage in a variety of courtship and fighting behaviors. Now, Salk scientists have uncovered the molecular mechanisms by which two sex-determining genes affect... more
New insights into how genes control courtship and aggression  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Fruit flies, like many animals, engage in a variety of courtship and fighting behaviors. Now, scientists have uncovered the molecular mechanisms by which two sex-determining genes affect fruit fly behavior.... more
Red-flagging misinformation could slow the spread of fake news on social media  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study on the spread of disinformation reveals that pairing headlines with credibility alerts from fact checkers, the public, news media and even... more
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