Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Light, labor inducer could treat skin condition vitiligo

Patients with an appearance-altering skin condition may have relief thanks to an unlikely cocktail of a molecule that induces labor, an immunosuppressant medication and controlled UVB irradiation.

Medical research

How organs of male and female mammals differ

The development of sex-specific characteristics is frequently seen in mammals. These characteristics stem from the activation of corresponding genetic programs that until now have been largely undescribed by the scientific ...


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, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Speeding up bone healing in menopausal females

Older women heal bone fractures slower than men. Now a team has found that a single, localized delivery of estrogen to a fracture can speed up healing in postmenopausal mice. The findings could have implications for the way ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Mouse study explores Alzheimer's link to the X chromosome

Evidence in mouse and human brain tissue reveals a mechanism that may explain the sex-based differences in Alzheimer's disease, including why females are more vulnerable. Researchers report October 4 in the journal Cell that ...


Gene absence linked to male neural development

Research conducted by the University of Valencia (UV) and the Jaume I University of Castellón (UJI), among other institutions, has found alterations to the structure of the brain's nonapeptidergic systems, social behavior ...

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