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New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair, Global Study Shows Stroke Largely Preventable, New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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More Proof That Male and Female Brains Are Wired Differently

While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control, and self-awareness.

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Workplace Climate, Not Women's 'Nature,' Responsible for Gender-Based Job Stress

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A study by an Indiana University sociologist subjected both men and women to the negative social conditions that many women report experiencing in male-dominated occupations. The result: Men showed the same physiological stress response to the conditions as did women.

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RTI International to Fund and Conduct Research on Victimization Among the LGBTQ Community

In the wake of mass murder in Orlando and the passage of House Bill 2 in North Carolina, a law requiring individuals to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificate, RTI International will self-fund research to better understand the LGBTQ community and violence in the United States.

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Role of Gender, Aging in Heart Failure Focus of Study

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Why do women have lower rates of heart failure than men for most of their lives? University of Guelph researchers have uncovered a possible clue – an actin binding protein called “CapZ” that also protects against heart attacks.Now they’ll be studying how its levels are affected by gender and aging, backed by a prestigious Catalyst Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Their research may lead to new therapeutic treatments for reducing heart problems and extending lives of both men and women.

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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind, UT Study Says

Vocational training without a strong college-preparatory focus in blue-collar community high schools led some millennials to face wider gender employment and wage gaps than their peers, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs. The way the pendulum swings may have profound consequences for young women, according to new Cornell University research.

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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

ITHACA, N.Y. – What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs.

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#LGBTQ Expert Available to Comment on N.C. Legislation Drafted to Walk Back Portions of #HB2

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LGBT Rights and Protections Are Scarce in Constitutions Around the World, UCLA Study Finds

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Only five countries in the world have constitutions that explicitly guarantee equality for citizens on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Dealing with Sexism and Gender Issues in the Classroom

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New handbook for teachers is designed to help them deal with issues of gender identity, sexism and related questions that may come up in the classroom.

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Expert: Can Cancer Therapies Have a Different Effectiveness in Women?

Expert can speak on the importance of including women in clinical studies, a measure that could lead to improved, women-specific treatments. Brad Thompson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc., has overseen studies in colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer in which female patients showed a significant response (relative to male patients) to a treatment that included the company’s lead product, REOLYSIN®, a proprietary formulation of the human reovirus.

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Not Only in Hollywood: Gender Pay Gap Persists in the Arts

The authors conclude: "Private employers in the arts would do well to look into the same affirmative action policies and income stabilization measures that appear to be effective in driving (relative) income parity in the governmental sector. Additional grants should be put in place to encourage the professional growth of female artists. Furthermore, if made better aware of these disparities, arts degree-granting institutions could place a heightened emphasis on building their students' self-promotional skills and enhancing their portfolios of other abilities necessary to be able to navigate the unique, contract-based trajectories of arts careers."

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Orlando Nightclub Massacre

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Prioritizing Publishing: Group Aims to Help Women Faculty in Research

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The Women Faculty Writing Program, the second of its kind in the nation, provides support, accountability, skills and sanctioned time for writing.

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The Benefits of a Family Based Weight Management Program; Nearly All Food Marketed by Pop Stars is Bad For You; Use of Neighborhood Environment Can Help Obese Teens, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Gender Gap Discovered in Science Exam Performance

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Male students in undergraduate introductory biology courses are outperforming females at test time, but it may be due to how exams are designed rather than academic ability. In addition, high socioeconomic status students are performing better than lower-status students on those same tests.

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Women Find Men More Masculine When Wearing Deodorant

New research by the University of Stirling has found that men who are perceived low in masculinity can significantly increase this by applying deodorant, but that this is not the case for men who already have high levels of masculinity.

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Stress Affects Males and Females Differently

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers found that a stress receptor in the brain regulates metabolic responses to stressful situations differently in male and female mice. The results could aid in the development of treatments for regulating hunger or stress responses, including anxiety and depression.

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‘Wonderful’ and ‘Thankful’ Versus ‘Battle’ and ‘Enemy’ -- Do Women and Men Communicate Differently?

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In a computational analysis of the words used by more than 65,000 consenting Facebook users in some 10 million messages, it was discovered that women use language that is warmer and more agreeable than men.