- A Japanese government-funded research laboratory has announced that it is considering retracting a research paper describing a simple way of turning ordinary cells from mice into stem cells.
Widespread discrimination against stammerers by employers Employers are routinely discriminating against people who stammer, rejecting them because of concerns about possible negative reactions from customers or team members, new research suggests.A study by Dr Clare Butler, of Newcastle University Business School, published in the journal Work, Employment and Society says that people who stammer experience widespread prejudice in the jobs market.
Black boys viewed as older, less innocent than whites Black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in the same light of childhood innocence as their white peers, but are instead more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Why autism is more common in males Males are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), than females, but the underlying reasons have been unclear.
Women's Health News
How can diagnosis for endometriosis be improved? "Let's start with the gynecologists," begins Linda Griffith. "Many of them trained in a day when the classic endocrinology and gynecology textbooks described endometriosis as follows: 'The typical endometriosis patient is a nulliparous white woman in her 30s who is well-educated and tends to be highly anxious.
Rett Syndrome: Mecasermin (rh-IGF-1) treatment is safe and well-tolerated The results from Boston Children's Hospital's Phase 1 human clinical trial in Rett syndrome have been released. A team of investigators successfully completed a Phase 1 clinical trial using mecasermin [recombinant human insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)], showing proof-of-principle that treatments like IGF-1 which are based on the neurobiology of Rett syndrome, are possible.
When mothers have network of peers, malnourished children are better fed Women in rural India who participate in a vocational training program learn more than just life skills. A recent University of Illinois study found that mothers who participated in a program designed to educate and empower women gained a network of peers that led to increased bargaining strength in the home, and significantly improved their children's consumption of rice and dairy.
Unmarried women 'more likely to die from heart disease' It seems unlikely that marital status could influence the risk of death from heart disease, but new research from the University of Oxford in the UK has found that unmarried women are more likely to die from heart disease than women who are married.This is according to a study recently published in the journal BMC Medicine.