Brain tumor risk linked to higher education

Jul 20, 2016 by

A study from Sweden found that women who completed a minimum of three years of college courses were 23 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a type of cancerous brain tumor called glioma. Why? Perhaps because highly educated...

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When cooperating, men’s and women’s brains are different

Jul 14, 2016 by

When looking at the brains of men and women while cooperating, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers saw significant differences in activity depending if they were paired with someone of their own gender....

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Female stroke victims may benefit from uric acid

Aug 24, 2015 by

There’s evidence that 42% of women who have suffered a stroke and were treated with uric acid had little to no disability (vs. 29% treated with placebo)....

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Females require more extreme mutations to develop autism

Apr 26, 2014 by

A new study published in the “American Journal of Human Genetics” indicates that there is a “female protective model” that requires a more extreme genetic mutation (compared to males) to push them over the threshold for neurodevelopmental disorders....

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Brain’s reorganization starts earlier in girls

Jan 5, 2014 by

The brain’s process of reorganizing connections begins earlier in girls than in boys. As we grow older, our brains reorganize, reducing the connections in the brain. Brain function actually improves during this pruning process and it occurs earlier in...

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