Succeeding in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines can be very challenging for female faculty. Now, a study of the collaboration patterns of STEM faculty has found that the playing fields in some disciplines are not as level as they first appear.
Older adolescents and adults can learn certain thinking skills including non-verbal reasoning more effectively than younger people, report researchers.
By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators was able to reverse diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes.
Women experience a notable decline in sexual function approximately 20 months before and one year after their last menstrual period, and that decrease continues, though at a somewhat slower rate, over the following five years, according to a study.
The first clinical study of its kind finds no benefit for women who eat their placenta as a source of needed iron after giving birth.
Previous studies show that as little as one week of overeating can impair glycemic control and insulin sensitivity. Just in time for holiday feasting, a new study finds that exercise can protect fat tissue from changes in inflammation levels and fat metabolism caused by a brief period of eating too many calories.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is usually diagnosed in early childhood, but genetic detection of this brain disorder could mean more timely interventions that improve life for the patient and their carers. Research suggests that machine learning might be used to analyze genetic data that points to an ASD diagnosis before symptoms become obvious.
A new model creates global hot spot maps to illuminate how what we buy pollutes the planet and where. The idea is to help governments, industries and individuals target areas for cleanup.
Genes, specifically those that modulate dopamine in the brain, may play a role in a person’s propensity to embrace or avoid exercise.
Measurements reveal the relationship between individual CO2 emissions and the Arctic’s shrinking summer sea ice. For each ton of carbon dioxide that any person on our planet emits, three square metres of Arctic summer sea ice disappear.