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Does the sex of a cell matter in research?

Over the last decade, many drugs that have been pulled from the market due to toxicity were withdrawn because they affected women more than men. It turns out, the studies that brought the drugs to market were designed using ...

dateJun 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Accounting for sex differences in biomedical research

When it comes to health, a person's sex can play a role. More women in the U.S. have autoimmune diseases than men, for example, whereas boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than girls. Yet biomedical ...

dateMar 22, 2017 in Other
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Why do women live longer than men?

Women live longer than men. This simple statement holds a tantalizing riddle that Steven Austad, Ph.D., and Kathleen Fischer, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explore in a perspective piece published in Cell ...

dateJun 14, 2016 in Other
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