Latest Sexual differentiation Stories

2010-11-18 16:31:23

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that differs between the sexes in terms of age at onset, symptomatology, response to medication, and structural brain abnormalities.

2010-10-28 12:12:16

People love to speculate about differences between the sexes, and neuroscience has brought a new technology to this pastime.

2009-12-10 14:01:35

EMBL scientists uncover the gene responsible for keeping females female.

2009-11-16 13:31:52

A study of 145 preschool children reports, for the first time, that when the concentrations of two common phthalates in mothers' prenatal urine are elevated their sons are less likely to play with male-typical toys and games, such as trucks and play fighting.

2009-10-23 14:20:43

Prenatal sex-based biological differences extend to genetic expression in cerebral cortices. The differences in question are probably associated with later divergences in how our brains develop.

2009-10-02 09:09:47

It's often said that overly macho males suffer from "too much testosterone." But a new study in mice reveals how estrogen might share in that blame.

2009-07-16 10:40:00

Congress is expected to take up legislation this summer aimed at improving the nation’s healthcare system. Whatever the shape of the final bill, it will have at least some impact on one of the three leading causes of death in the U.S.: stroke.

2008-11-13 18:00:07

A gene essential to growth and development of most organ systems is also vital to female, but not male, embryonic sexual development, U.S. researchers say.

2008-10-27 08:20:00

Could a gene linked with testosterone impact the occurrence of male transsexuals? Australian scientists say yes, according to new research.

2008-06-17 15:01:05

By DUDDING, Adam Is the torrent of new books on the differences between male and female brains simply sexism in disguise? Adam Dudding reports.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.