It took twelve years for Michelle to receive a diagnosis. “I was about fourteen when I first started having symptoms,” she tells me. “I was too ashamed to go to a doctor for it.” She kept her urgent, painful, frequent, sometimes bloody bowel movements a secret for two years, until one night, it hurt too … Continue reading Boys will be…everyone?
Whether you’re a female human, orca, lion or elephant seal, you have a fairly good chance of outliving many of your male counterparts, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The fact that this phenomenon – well-known in humans – occurs in other mammals has long been suspected, but not … Continue reading From lions to orcas, females outlive males
Science tells us that female and male brains are different yet biomedical research is largely conducted on males, as if they’re a neutral stand-in for the human population as a whole. The problem is, female brains can have starkly different neuroimmune responses from males. And our lack of basic understanding is having a very real … Continue reading Scientists don’t really get the female brain