• Predicting menopause: Is reproductive lifespan genetic?

    A new genetic study reveals insights into women’s fertility lifespan.

    Women may soon know their personal reproductive timeframe, as researchers have identified nearly 300 genes associated...

    Body and Mind August 5, 2021
  • How the clownfish earned its stripes

    White patterns develop thanks to hormones and anemone friends.

    How quickly clownfish get their white stripes depends on which anemones they live with, according to a new study publ...

    Marine life May 25, 2021
  • Exploring treatments in breast cancer

    The proof is in the hormones when it comes to breast-cancer treatment.

    Breast cancer is now the most-diagnosed cancer worldwide. With 2.3 million new cases revealed in 2020, it’s not a pro...

    Chemistry March 8, 2021
  • Bad hormones

    Synthetic progesterone linked to brain tumours.

    Prolonged use of hormones may have long-term consequences for women. A team of researchers led by Alain Weill from...

    Chemistry February 4, 2021
  • Make the gym more appealing

    Mouse study explores the hunger hormone ghrelin.

    Getting a bit hungry by fasting and cutting out snacks could actually make you want to exercise – not veg out on the ...

    Health October 20, 2019
  • When danger looms, osteocalcin may kick in

    Skeleton important in preparing for a fight or flight response.

    Physical things happen in the face of danger. Our heart rate and breathing speed up and we feel something coursing th...

    Biology September 12, 2019
  • Partner Content

    Scientists don’t really get the female brain

    The lack of female-specific research is a real issue.

    Science tells us that female and male brains are different yet biomedical research is largely conducted on males, as ...

    ASC Edits April 18, 2019
  • Conversation

    Extreme male brain theory of autism

    Examining two long-standing psychological theories.

    Two long-standing psychological theories – the empathising-systemising theory of sex differences and the extreme male...

    Biology November 18, 2018
  • A man's hormones tell him he’s better

    Men think winning makes them more attractive.

    New research suggests that a man’s belief that he’s beaten another man in competition is enough to slightly boost his...

    Biology August 12, 2018
  • Parenting, lemur-style

    Dads receive a boost in hormones from being active parents.

    In humans, when men marry and have children, their levels of male sex hormones often decline. Scientists think this c...

    Animals June 20, 2018
  • Sex hormones linked to asthma risk

    US research finds gender and puberty strongly affect asthma risk in mice and humans.

    Women are twice as likely as men to have asthma, but before puberty the pattern is reversed, with boys the most commo...

    Biology November 30, 2017
  • Oxytocin linked to water intake

    The “hug hormone” likely tells the body when it’s had enough to drink.

    Circuits in the brain finely tune the amount of water you consume to maintain the delicate balance of water and salts...

    Biology November 13, 2017
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