Kdm6a, a gene on the X chromosome appears to be associated with the development of autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis. The gene is expressed more in the immune cells of females than males. When Kdm6a was deleted in mouse models of MS, the animals had improved symptoms and reduced inflammation. The findings shed light on why women are more prone to autoimmune diseases than males.
From comfort eating to hormonal levels contributing to a desire for sweets, many studies have investigated why women with PMS often crave certain foods. Researchers explore why food cravings may occur, and what can be done to suppress them for women with premenstrual syndrome.
Low levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides have been linked to an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke in women.
Binghampton University researchers report women with a history of suicide attempts express lower levels of BDNF, a protein critical for the creation and function of neurons, in their bloodstream. Researchers believe the level of BDNF found in the circulatory system may be a biomarker for suicidal behavior.
Women who embarked on higher education reported better overall psychological well-being, positive affect, and reduced psychological distress.
According to a new machine learning algorithm, men are typically described in terms that refer to their behavior, while women are referred to in terms associated with physical appearance in fiction and non-fiction.