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Article ID: 711427

Lower approval rates, higher finance fees evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers

Iowa State University

Mortgage lenders are less likely to approve loans for same-sex couples, according to a new Iowa State study. Researchers analyzed national mortgage data from 1990 to 2015 and found the the approval rate for same-sex couples was 3 to 8 percent lower.

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16-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 711047

APA Reaffirms Opposition to Transgender Military Ban

American Psychological Association (APA)

WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association reaffirms its opposition to the Department of Defense’s implementation later this week of a ban of transgender Americans from U.S. military service.

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9-Apr-2019 4:55 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 710839

DeFrank-Cole named Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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5-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710838

Pay Gap for Women Social Work Faculty Continues Nationwide

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Even in a profession where women are the majority, social work faculty women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to new research from West Virginia University.

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5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710311

Researchers discover why men are more likely to develop liver cancer

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers in Spain have discovered that a hormone secreted by fat cells that is present at higher levels in women can stop liver cells from becoming cancerous. The study, which will be published April 3 in the ournal of Experimental Medicine, helps explain why hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is more common in men, and could lead to new treatments for the disease, which is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide.

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27-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    23-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709897

Ovary Function Is Preserved in Transgender Men at One Year of Testosterone Therapy

Endocrine Society

Transgender men preserve their fertility potential even after one year of treatment with the male hormone testosterone, according to a study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710023

Prenatal Allergies Prompt Sexual Changes in Offspring

Ohio State University

A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. Female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy acted more characteristically “male” – mounting other female rodents, for instance – and had brains and nervous systems that looked more like those seen in typical male animals.

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21-Mar-2019 11:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709692

Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study

Vanderbilt University

The existing federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment don't reflect the true cost of harassment and is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, finds Vanderbilt economist and law professor Joni Hersch.

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15-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 709441

Breaking Down Bullying: FSU Researchers Find Girls More Likely to Notice, Interpret and Intervene

Florida State University

Forget what you’ve heard about mean girls; new research from Florida State University finds girls are far more likely than boys to notice instances of bullying and interpret them as emergencies.Those findings were recently published in the Journal of Early Adolescence. Lyndsay Jenkins is an assistant professor in the FSU College of Education and lead author on the study.

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11-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 709376

Dr. Sharon Hillier to Receive 2019 Women who RockTM Award

Magee-Womens Research Institute

The 2019 Pittsburgh Women who Rock Award will be presented to Sharon L. Hillier, Ph.D., at the 3rd annual Women who Rock Benefit Concert Presented by UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Thursday, May 30, at Stage AE. Dr. Hillier is professor and vice chair of the department of obstetrics

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11-Mar-2019 8:50 AM EDT

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