Psychology & Psychiatry

Study urges more research into sex differences in depression

In 2016, recognizing that lack of research in female animals was hampering the success of treatments for mood disorders, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) changed its policy for basic research to include sex as a biological ...


Protein found to protect females against obesity

Associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life, obesity is on the rise in the United States. Currently, more than 30% of American adults are classified as obese. A risk factor for several diseases, ...


Immune cell movement worse in older females, mice study finds

According to a new study, older female mice had more immune cells entering areas of the body where they should not have, demonstrating that sex differences contribute to age-related inflammation, which should be considered ...

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Sexual dimorphism

Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in form between individuals of different sex in the same species. Examples include colour (specifically referred to as sexual dichromatism), size, and the presence or absence of parts of the body used in courtship displays or fights, such as ornamental feathers, horns, antlers or tusks.

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