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Here’s the sexual harassment report that felled a famed geneticist—and his defense
Science Magazine Even after he was asked to stop, Francisco Ayala repeatedly directed unwelcome attention toward women, university found 13 hours
Medical News Today: Vaginal pH balance: Symptoms, remedies, and tests
MNT While vaginal pH levels tend to change over a person’s lifetime, normal levels are usually below 4.5. A high pH may indicate a bacterial infection or another condition.... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Enlarged ovaries: Everything you need to know
MNT A doctor may detect enlarged ovaries during an ultrasound or physical examination. The ovaries can become enlarged for several reasons, including ovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and benign cysts.... 19 hours
50 years ago, scientists took baby steps toward selecting sex
SCIENCE-NEWS In 1968, scientists figured out how to determine the sex of rabbit embryos. 20 hours
Secondhand smoke exposure accounts for thousands of stillbirths in developing countries
NEWS MEDICAL The study reveals that more than 40% of all pregnant women in Pakistan are exposed to secondhand smoke - causing approximately 17,000 still births in a... 20 hours
Fueling the MATE transporter
PHYS.ORG Evolutionarily conserved transport proteins, such as those belonging to the multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) superfamily, protect cells against toxic chemicals and contribute to multidrug resistance in cancer and bacterial cells. 22 hours
Heart attack risk on the rise for pregnant women and death rate remains high
SCIENCE DAILY Study shows that the risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth, or during the two months after... 22 hours
Diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby's heart disease risk
SCIENCE DAILY Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood vessel network formation. Understanding of the... 24 hours
LC10 – the neuron that tracks fruit flies
PHYS.ORG Many animals rely on vision to detect, locate, and track moving objects. Male Drosophila fruit flies primarily use visual cues to stay close to a female and to direct their courtship song... 1 day
10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation
ABC NEWS 10-year-old Somali girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation, activist says 1 day
Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS
ABC NEWS An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS, the Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS, after calls for the organization's head to resign... 1 day
New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Until recently, the Zika virus was not a priority since it affected relatively few people and the cost of creating a vaccine was estimated at EUR 149-468 million. But the... 1 day
Careful patient selection may help achieve good outcomes for vaginal mesh surgery
NEWS MEDICAL The high number of reported complications from transvaginal repairs for pelvic organ prolapse using vaginal mesh have led to a significant decline in its... 1 day
Researchers to study molecular mechanisms behind susceptibility of males to autism
NEWS MEDICAL Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability are more prevalent in males than females. 1 day
Healthy behaviors are not effective in preventing gestational diabetes in obese women
NEWS MEDICAL A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a... 1 day
Syphilis: Symptoms & Treatment
LIVE SCIENCE Syphilis is the third most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Nearly 28,000 cases of the most contagious stages of the disease were reported to the CDC in 2016. 2 days
Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy. 2 days
That Massive Black Sarcophagus Was Opened. Here's What's Inside.
LIVE SCIENCE A massive black sarcophagus found in Egypt and dating to the time of Alexander the Great has been opened. 2 days
Rebecca Masterson appointed AeroAstro principal research scientist
MIT Mechanical engineer and instrument scientist on NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is the first female principal research scientist in the department's history. 2 days
Bones of prehistoric creatures discovered in Crimean cave
REUTERS Scientists in Crimea are poring over a mass of preserved animal bones dating back half a million years after workmen... 2 days
Depression-induced inflammation during pregnancy may impact newborns
SCIENCE DAILY The physiological impacts of depression on pregnant mothers may affect babies while in the womb and lead to changes in the behavior and biology of newborns, finds new research. 2 days
'Good cholesterol' may not always be good
SCIENCE DAILY Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) -- also known as 'good cholesterol.' The findings bring into question the current use of total HDL cholesterol to predict... 2 days
Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt
PHYS.ORG Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago. 2 days
Protective qualities of 'good cholesterol' reduce after menopause
NEWS MEDICAL Levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) may not accurately represent cardiovascular risk in older women, according to a new study. 2 days
Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men
PHYS.ORG Who gets to speak? Who do we listen to? And whose opinions do we respect? These questions are always important, but even more so... 2 days
The origins of those sexual organs: a fishy tale much more primitive than we thought
PHYS.ORG Fossil discoveries from the Devonian rocks of Scotland and Australia first revealed that the earliest jawed fishes, the... 2 days
Study: Postmenopausal factors may impact heart-protective qualities of 'good cholesterol'
NEWS MEDICAL Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins - also known as 'good cholesterol' - according to a study led by researchers in... 2 days
how does the sun s rotational cycle influence lightning activity on earth How Does the Sun's Rotational Cycle Influence Lightning Activity on Earth?
ASTRO WATCH A collaborative research team in Japan has taken the first steps to understanding how... 2 days
Study identifies RNA molecules that regulate male hormones in prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL In most cases of prostate cancer, tumor cell growth is stimulated by the action of male hormones, or androgens, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. 2 days
Rat study shows negative effects of perinatal exposure to phthalates
NEWS MEDICAL Male and female rats exposed in the womb and during lactation to plasticizing chemicals known as phthalates had significantly fewer neurons and synapses than those that were not... 2 days
Woman's pregnancy history may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk
NEWS MEDICAL A woman's history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer's disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology,... 2 days
FDA grants approval for first breast cancer drug through 'Real-Time Oncology Review'
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Kisqali (ribociclib) in combination with an aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of pre/perimenopausal or postmenopausal women... 2 days
Moderate alcohol consumption may boost male fertility
SCIENCE DAILY The question of whether alcohol intake affects male reproductive function is controversial. In a new study, moderate alcohol intake was linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count. 2 days
Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome -- sometimes... 2 days
Mother's microbiome determines offspring's risk of developing autism
NEWS MEDICAL The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome - the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us - during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia... 2 days
RNA molecules that regulate action of male hormone in prostate cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY A study detected in tumoral tissue hundreds of RNAs that do not encode proteins but appear to regulate effects of androgens and androgen receptors... 3 days
For one tropical tree, effective seed dispersal relies especially on elephants
SCIENCE DAILY Deer, bears, gibbons, but especially elephants, play an important role in seed dispersal for a large-fruited tree in the forests of Thailand, according to a new... 3 days
Medical News Today: Saw palmetto and testosterone facts
MNT Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. Boosting its levels can have many effects, such as promoting muscle growth and improving libido. Saw palmetto, a plant resembling the leaves of a palm... 3 days
Medical News Today: Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding?
MNT Bleeding is usually the earliest sign of a pregnancy loss. However, some miscarriages occur without bleeding, or bleeding may follow other symptoms. It is important to remember that... 3 days
Medical News Today: What to know about endometriosis during pregnancy
MNT Many women with endometriosis are able to get pregnant and deliver healthy babies, but they may have a higher risk of some complications. Some women experience fewer endometriosis... 3 days
More Pregnant Women Are Having Heart Attacks. But Why?
LIVE SCIENCE Women who are pregnant may not spend much time worrying about their own hearts, but a new study suggests they should. 3 days
Artery hardening and thickness not affected by stopping hormone therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Heart disease is still the number one killer of US women, and hormone therapy remains a top treatment for menopause symptoms. A new study connects these two facts... 3 days
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of maca root?
MNT Maca root comes from Peru and is a common cooking ingredient in that region. Maca root may have a range of health benefits, especially for endurance and sexual... 3 days
Glowing bacteria on deep-sea fish shed light on evolution, 'third type' of symbiosis
PHYS.ORG You may recognize the anglerfish from its dramatic appearance in the hit animated film Finding Nemo, as it was very nearly the... 3 days
For one tropical tree, effective seed dispersal relies especially on elephants
PHYS.ORG Deer, bears, gibbons, but especially elephants, play an important role in seed dispersal for a large-fruited tree in the forests of Thailand, according to a new... 3 days
Medical News Today: How do you boost testosterone naturally?
MNT Testosterone is a male sex hormone. Low levels can cause changes to the distribution of body fat and muscle strength. Testosterone reduces with age, but people can boost it with... 3 days
Novel approach studies whale shark ages the best way—while they are swimming
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Already the world's largest shark species, male whale sharks can swim around the ocean for up to 130 years, according to a recently published... 3 days
Medical News Today: Natural treatments for postpartum swelling
MNT The body usually retains some extra water after pregnancy has ended. This extra water weight, or edema, can cause puffiness known as postpartum swelling. Various natural treatments and home remedies can reduce... 3 days
How does the sun's rotational cycle influence lightning activity on earth?
PHYS.ORG A collaborative research team in Japan has taken the first steps to understanding how the sun's rotational cycle influences lightning activity. They found answers in an... 3 days
Heart attack risk continues to increase among pregnant women, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL The risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth, or during the two months after delivery, continues to increase for American women, a new... 3 days
New study demonstrates little effect of hormone therapy on artery thickness
NEWS MEDICAL Heart disease is still the number one killer of US women, and hormone therapy remains a top treatment for menopause symptoms. 3 days
Moderate alcohol intake linked with improved male fertility
NEWS MEDICAL The question of whether alcohol intake affects male reproductive function is controversial. In a new Andrology study, moderate alcohol intake was linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count. 3 days
Practicing yoga benefits pregnant women, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL New research in pregnant women suggests that practicing yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system (which is responsible for bodily functions when at rest) during the third trimester, improves sleep at night, and decreases α-amylase... 3 days
Physical and sexual abuse in childhood associated with endometriosis risk
NEWS MEDICAL A large prospective study has found that sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence is associated with a greater risk of endometriosis diagnosed during adulthood. 3 days
Parental incarceration affects health behaviors of children in adulthood
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Pediatrics found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky... 3 days
Dolphins could unveil the origins of menopause
Science Magazine Age-related changes in mothering behavior could drive evolutionary pressures 4 days
Concentrated wealth in agricultural populations may account for the decline of polygyny
PHYS.ORG Across small-scale societies, the practice of some males taking multiple wives is thought to be associated with extreme disparities of wealth. But in fact,... 4 days
A new way to measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations
MIT Guide developed by J-PAL aims to improve women’s and girls’ empowerment worldwide and reduce bias and other gender-based inequalities. 4 days
Childhood abuse linked to greater risk of endometriosis
SCIENCE DAILY A study of more than 60,000 women has found that sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence is associated with a greater risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis diagnosed during adulthood. The study... 4 days
Why Does Pregnancy Cause Weird Dreams?
LIVE SCIENCE Do dreams really become more vivid and bizarre when you're pregnant? 4 days
Study finds major discrepancies in prescription drug labeling pregnancy information across four countries
NEWS MEDICAL A study comparing the evidence and recommendation levels of pregnancy information in new prescription drug labeling found significant discrepancies in labeling information... 4 days
Newly discovered shark species honors female pioneer
PHYS.ORG Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology, known around the world for her illuminating research on shark behavior. But she was a pioneer in another critical way, as one of the first women... 4 days
Newly discovered shark species honors female pioneer
SCIENCE DAILY The 'Shark Lady,' has received the ultimate ichthyologist honor: having a new species of shark, Squalus clarkae, named after her. 4 days
Incarceration of parents impacts health of their children into adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual... 4 days
How does the sun's rotational cycle influence lightning activity on earth?
SCIENCE DAILY A collaborative research team has taken the first steps to understanding how the sun's rotational cycle influences lightning activity. They found answers in an unusual source... 4 days
Can-Fite BioPharma receives Australian and Chinese patents for new drug to treat erectile dysfunction
NEWS MEDICAL Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address liver diseases, inflammatory diseases... 4 days
Gonorrhea: Symptoms & Treatment
LIVE SCIENCE Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. More than 468,000 cases of gonorrhea were reported to the CDC in 2016, although the number may be much higher. 4 days
Medical News Today: What to know about sex and yeast infections
MNT While it is possible for a person to have sex when they have a yeast infection, it may cause pain and other bothersome symptoms. In addition,... 5 days
Heritable genome editing: Action needed to secure responsible way forward
SCIENCE DAILY An independent inquiry has concluded that editing the DNA of a human embryo, sperm, or egg to influence the characteristics of a future person ('heritable genome editing') could... 5 days
Self-control and obesity: Gender matters in children
SCIENCE DAILY A toddler's self-regulation -- the ability to change behavior in different social situations -- may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for... 5 days
US investigates possible gender bias at Uber
PHYS.ORG Uber is facing a federal investigation on alleged discrimination against women working at the smartphone-summoned ride service, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. 5 days
Seeing through the eyes of a crab
SCIENCE DAILY Crabs combine the input from their two eyes early on in their brain's visual pathway to track a moving object, finds new research. This study of adult male crabs from Argentina's Atlantic coast provides... 5 days
Maternal signals regulate embryo development in plants
PHYS.ORG While pregnancy in humans and seed development in plants look very different, parallels exist—not least that the embryo develops in close connection with the mother. In animals, a whole network of signals from the... 5 days
Medical News Today: Is it safe to make your waters break?
MNT In the final stages of pregnancy, women often want to speed up the onset of labor. Women can get their water to break with the help... 5 days
Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production
NEWS MEDICAL Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from... 5 days
Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop
PHYS.ORG Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. 6 days
Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of chronic prostatitis
MNT Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, sexual dysfunction, and urination issues. Chronic prostatitis might last for more than 3 months. Possible causes include bacterial infections... 1 week
Research sheds on how new species may arise from rapid mitochondrial evolution
NEWS MEDICAL Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus... 1 week
Pregnancy depression is on the rise, a survey suggests
SCIENCE-NEWS Women today may be at greater risk of depression during pregnancy than previous generations. 1 week
Neurogenesis underlies the brain's capacity for new memories
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to obtain new memories in adulthood may depend on neurogenesis -- the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus -- to clear out old memories that have been safely stored... 1 week
Researchers isolate parvovirus from ancient human remains
PHYS.ORG Airborne and bloodborne human parvovirus B19 causes a number of illnesses, including the childhood rash known as fifth disease, chronic anemia in AIDS patients, arthritis in elderly people, aplastic crisis in people with bone... 1 week
New species may arise from rapid mitochondrial evolution
PHYS.ORG Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species. 1 week
Opioid patients face several barriers to treatment, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a... 1 week
You've Probably Never Heard of This STD. It Could Become the Next Superbug.
LIVE SCIENCE Doctors in the United Kingdom are warning that a sexually transmitted infection called Mycoplasma genitalium could become a "superbug." 1 week
Why baby's sex may influence risk of pregnancy-related complicatations
SCIENCE DAILY The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother's blood, which may explain why risks of some diseases in pregnancy vary... 1 week
New species may arise from rapid mitochondrial evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Genetic research at has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species. 1 week
Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of a polyp of the cervix?
MNT Cervical polyps are small growths on the cervix. They may cause symptoms that include spotting between periods or bleeding after sexual intercourse... 1 week
Research reveals why risks of complications in pregnancy vary based on baby's sex
NEWS MEDICAL The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother's blood, which may explain... 1 week
Internet filtering tools are ineffective in stopping teens from seeing explicit sexual content
NEWS MEDICAL The struggle to shape the experiences young people have online is now part of modern parenthood. As children and teenagers spend increasing amounts of... 1 week
Parental controls do not stop teens from seeing pornography
SCIENCE DAILY New research has found that Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content. 1 week
Parental controls do not stop teens from seeing pornography, new research finds
PHYS.ORG The struggle to shape the experiences young people have online is now part of modern parenthood. As children and teenagers spend increasing amounts of... 1 week
Voters do not always walk the talk when it comes to infidelity
PHYS.ORG Democrats, who generally have a more liberal take on sexual matters, were least likely to use an adultery dating service, while members of the... 1 week
Study explores childbirth preferences of pregnant women
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly four million women give birth in the U.S. each year, and it is the number one reason for all hospital admissions. But hospital satisfaction surveys generally don't include specific questions about women's experiences... 1 week
'Ideological masculinity' that drives violence against women is a form of violent extremism
PHYS.ORG Verbal and physical violence shapes the daily experiences of girls and women in cities. A recent analysis showed that women in Melbourne... 1 week
Rhino sperm from the cold
PHYS.ORG A new mixture of cryoprotectives allows for an unprecedented high motility of frozen rhinoceros sperm after thawing, report scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, Germany. These new cryoprotectives can increase the... 1 week
Study reveals why it is important to support breastfeeding co-workers
NEWS MEDICAL Support from female co-workers may be even more important to new moms who are breastfeeding than getting encouragement from their significant others, close friends and relatives, says a... 1 week
Legalizing same-sex marriage has meaningful effects on health care access for sexual-minority men
NEWS MEDICAL Vanderbilt researchers have documented evidence that legalizing same-sex marriage has improved access to health care for gay men in a study released... 1 week
Study analyzes opioid overdose risk during and after pregnancy among Massachusetts women
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that opioid overdose events decreased during pregnancy, reaching their lowest level during the third trimester, but then increased during the... 1 week
Deep in the fly brain, a clue to how evolution changes minds
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on the mystery of how evolution tweaks the brain to shape behavior. It started with a close look at... 1 week
Deep in the fly brain, a clue to how evolution changes minds
PHYS.ORG For lovers throughout the animal kingdom, finding a suitable mate requires the right chemistry. Now, scientists at The Rockefeller University have been able to... 1 week
Novel approach studies whale shark ages the best way—while they are swimming
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