Gender and Genetics

Genetic Components of Sex and Gender Humans are born with 46 chromosomes in 23 pairs. The X and Y chromosomes determine a person’s sex. Most women are 46XX and most men are 46XY. Research suggests, however, that in a few births per thousand some individuals will be born with a single sex chromosome (45X or…

Mental disorders and gender

Psychiatric evaluation related to age and gender Gender is correlated with the prevalence of certain mental disorders, including[1] depression, anxiety and somatic complaints.[1] Major depression is twice as common in women.[1] The lifetime prevalence rate of alcohol dependence is more than twice as high in men, and men are more than three times as likely…

CORPUL NOSTRU SE VINDECA SINGUR

Originally posted on Dr. Traian Stefan Grozescu's personal blog:
“Nicio terapie nu vindecă. Este timpul ca lumea să ştie asta. Terapia facilitează procesul de vindecare. Procesul de vindecare este mult mai mult decât o atingere a unui terapeut pe corpul unui pacient. Suntem atât de bine făcuţi, încât corpul nostru se vindecă singur. Nu…

How to Grow a New Head

Cut most species of flatworm in half, and you end up with two flatworms. The front half will grow a new tail and, more impressively, the back half will grow a new head—complete with a fully functioning brain. But a few species of these worms mysteriously lack this ability, at least when it comes to…

The Neandertal genome

Introduction Recent advances in high-throughput DNA sequencing have provided initial glimpses of the nuclear genome of Neandertals as well as other ancient mammals including cave bears and mammoths. In the 7 May 2010 issue of Science, an international team of researchers presents the draft sequence of the Neandertal genome composed of over 3 billion nucleotides…

Sleep: The Ultimate Brainwasher?

17 October 2013 2:15 pm Scientists show that our brains clean themselves while we slumber Maiken Nedergaard/Jeff Iliff Brainwashing. When mice sleep, fluid-filled channels (pale blue) between neurons expand and flush out waste. Every night since humans first evolved, we have made what might be considered a baffling, dangerous mistake. Despite the once-prevalent threat of…