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Parental gender attitudes associated with Japanese girls' reduced university participation
Researchers in Japan have found stereotypical gender role attitudes and negative images of STEM fields of Japanese parents may be associated with girls' reduced university participation. (2019-10-16)
To better understand racial trauma, expert says we must also acknowledge skin tone
Antoinette Landor, assistant professor of human development and family science, and a leading expert on colorism, says discrimination based on skin tone plays a significant role in the lives of African Americans. (2019-10-16)
Women have substantially less influence on Twitter than men in academic medicine
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study. (2019-10-14)
Under time pressure, people tell us what we want to hear
When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows. (2019-10-11)
Children associate white, but not black, men with 'brilliant' stereotype, new study finds
The stereotype that associates being 'brilliant' with white men more than White women is shared by children regardless of their own race, finds a team of psychology researchers. (2019-10-10)
Study identifies religious bias against refugees
When you hold constant national origin, religion is the most powerful source of discrimination against refugees to the United States -- mattering more than gender, age, fluency in English or professional skill. (2019-10-10)
Beyond the 'replication crisis,' does research face an 'inference crisis'?
For the past decade, social scientists have been unpacking a 'replication crisis' that has revealed how findings of an alarming number of scientific studies are difficult or impossible to repeat. (2019-10-10)
Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps
Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. (2019-10-08)
Long-term mental health benefits of gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals
For transgender individuals, gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits, according to new research published online today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. (2019-10-04)
Keeping cool with quantum wells
A research team at the University of Tokyo invented a semiconductor quantum well system that can efficiently cool electronic devices using established fabrication methods. (2019-10-03)
Murrow professor investigates gender-inclusive housing and friendships
Gender-inclusive spaces may help young people develop friendships across gender identities, according to a new study by a Washington State University researcher. (2019-10-03)
Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine
A new 3D structure for growing cell cultures could enable doctors to test medications on model tumors grown from a patient's own cells, according to results from a team of engineers and cancer researchers at the University of Michigan. (2019-10-02)
Geriatrics experts on gender equity in health care: 'When women rise, we all rise'
Putting power and potential behind gender equity in health care isn't just common sense. (2019-10-01)
Realizing giant magnetic field by moiré pattern engineering
Scientists in the University of Hong Kong and Hunan Normal University showed that, in homobilayer transition metal dichalcogenides, the real-space Berry phase from moiré patterns manifests as a periodic magnetic field. (2019-09-29)
Development of highly sensitive diode, converts microwaves to electricity
A group of Japanese researchers developed a highly sensitive rectifying element in the form of a nanowire backward diode, which can covert low-power microwaves into electricity. (2019-09-26)
Gendered play in hunter-gatherer children strongly influenced by community demographics
The gendered play of children from 2 hunter-gatherer societies is strongly influenced by the demographics of their communities and the gender roles modelled by the adults around them, a new study finds. (2019-09-26)
Commit a crime? Loved ones got your back
Reading about a child abuse case or someone burglarizing homes often stirs feelings of disgust, anger and disbelief when it's learned the perpetrator's family or friends did nothing to stop it or report it to police. (2019-09-24)
Nonverbal signals can create bias against larger groups
If children are exposed to bias against one person, will they develop a bias against that person's entire group? (2019-09-23)
When natural disasters strike, men and women respond differently
Women tend to take cover or prepare to evacuate sooner, but often have trouble convincing the men in their life to do so, suggests a new study exploring how gender influences disaster response. (2019-09-19)
Mechanism modeling for better forecasts, climate predictions
Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists. (2019-09-18)
Types and rates of co-existing conditions in diabetes are different for men and women
A new study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-15)
Developing therapeutic strategies for pregnant women with lupus
A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. (2019-09-13)
Focusing on key sustainable development goals would boost progress across all, analysis finds
The world could make greater progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by prioritizing a subset of the goals rather than pursuing them all equally, a first-of-its-kind mathematical study reveals. (2019-09-11)
Gender identity conversion efforts associated with adverse mental health outcomes
Gender identity conversion efforts to try to change a person's gender identity to match their sex assigned at birth were associated with increased likelihood of adverse mental health outcomes, including suicide attempts, in this study of nearly 28,000 transgender adults from across the United States. (2019-09-11)
A diabetes drug promotes brain repair -- but it only works in females
Study finds that the diabetes drug metformin, known to promote brain repair, can also help restore cognitive function in adult mice but only in females and in a way that is dependent on the sex hormone estradiol. (2019-09-11)
Mathematical model could help correct bias in measuring bacterial communities
A mathematical model shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing. (2019-09-10)
Bias against single people affects their cancer treatment
New research reveals the dangerous bias that's been buried in the fine print of academic and medical journals for more than 30 years. (2019-09-09)
Transgender, gender-nonbinary teens in china report abuse, neglect, bullying
Most transgender and gender-nonbinary teens in China who participated in a national survey study reported abuse, neglect or bullying at home and in school, which the researchers suggest may be due in part to the socially conservative values prevalent in the country.  The study included 385 adolescents (average age nearly 17) who responded to an online survey. (2019-09-06)
Gender discrimination holding women back in veterinary practice
Research by Lancaster University Management School and Open University Business School shows women face discrimination and occupy fewer places in the higher reaches of the veterinary profession, even as they begin to outnumber men in the field. (2019-09-06)
Same-sex male couples losing out on paid parental leave
Same-sex male couples are losing out on paid parental leave when compared to both same-sex female and different-sex couples, according to new research. (2019-09-05)
Groundwater studies can be tainted by 'survivor bias'
Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending. (2019-09-05)
Report cards on women in STEM fields finds much room for improvement
Data from a four-year study of institutional 'report cards' undertaken as part of the New York Stem Cell Foundation's (NYSCF) Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering (IWISE) suggest that although a growing number of women are training in the sciences, efforts to promote and maintain women in more senior scientific roles are still largely inadequate. (2019-09-05)
Gender equality report card reveals systematic underrepresentation of women in STEM
The New York Stem Cell Foundation and the University of Michigan have used the NYSCF Institutional Report Card for Gender Equality to evaluate the representation of women in STEM across more than 500 institutions. (2019-09-05)
'Information gerrymandering' poses a threat to democratic decision making, both online and off
Concern over fake news and online trolls is widespread and warranted, but researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania's Joshua Plotkin and the University of Houston's Alexander Stewart have identified another impediment to the free flow of information in social networks. (2019-09-04)
Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds
Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants -- but only if the child is a boy, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2019-09-03)
Study finds increase in women giving TED talks but not ethnic minorities
Women gave more than half of TED talks in the first half of 2017, up from less than one-third in 2006, according to a new study published in Political Research Exchange. (2019-09-02)
Youth: Transgender people should use bathroom they're most comfortable in
Young people clash with older adults when it comes to bathroom policies related to gender identity, a University of Michigan study suggests. (2019-08-28)
Pregnant women of color experience disempowerment by health care providers
A new study finds that women of color perceive their interactions with doctors, nurses and midwives as being misleading, with information being 'packaged' in such a way as to disempower them by limiting maternity healthcare choices for themselves and their children. (2019-08-27)
Women are beautiful, men rational
Men are typically described by words that refer to behavior, while adjectives ascribed to women tend to be associated with physical appearance. (2019-08-27)
White parents' racial bias awareness associated with greater willingness to discuss race
A new Northwestern University study found that white parents' racial bias awareness was associated with greater willingness to discuss race with their children, along with increased color consciousness and decreased color blindness. (2019-08-26)
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