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Researchers Unravel Mechanism That Plays Key Role In Sexual Differentiation of Brain

During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. But scientists have known little about the details of how this differentiation occurs. Now, a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has illuminated details about this process.

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Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized

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A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women’s math performance -- but instead motivate them to perform better.

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Testosterone Needs Estrogen's Help to Inhibit Depression

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In popular culture, the phrase “battle of the sexes” seems to pit the male hormone (testosterone) against the female (estrogen). Now a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has documented a way in which the two hormones work together to protect low-testosterone males from the effects of anxiety and depression.

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Study: Emoticons Make Men More Jealous Than Women

A new Roanoke College study finds a gender difference in Facebook jealousy when it comes to emoticon usage.

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Women Retain Insulin Sensitivity Better Than Men

As people become overweight, their skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type two diabetes. Researchers found the activity of this protein, called PTEN (for Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10), is different between men and women.

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Actresses Must Be Picky About With Whom They Work to Survive in Movie Industry

Actresses need to be pickier than men about with whom they work if they want to survive in the movie industry, suggests a new study.

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At Heart of #EllenPao vs #KPCB Trial: Organization Culture/Fit. Bus Mgmt. Prof. Jenny Chatman Available to Interview

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Study: Men Tend to Be More Narcissistic Than Women

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With three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants, a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than women.

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Am I Normal? British Urology Journal Measures 15,000 Penises to Find the Average

Penis size nomograms may be useful in clinical and therapeutic settings to counsel men and for academic research.

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Film Expert Discusses Gender Bias in Hollywood, 2015 Oscar Nominees

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