October 29, 2016

A special message from Hillary Clinton to the WBP ūüėČ

  Dear Sylvia, we missed you at the breakfast in Lausanne last Thursday, but it was great to receive this message : ) Good luck with the upcoming show, see you there!   (this video was published with Sylvia Day’s permission. Property of http://www.sylvia-day.com/)

October 25, 2016

There is no scientific reason to exclude female mice from neuroscience research

Female animals have been historically excluded from neuroscience research, with the assumption that data generated from them¬†are too variable due to their hormonal changes. New meta-analysis shows this is not the case.     As I was reminded during my interview to prof. Staci Bilbo, neuroscience lab traditionally work with male mice only, to rule show more…

October 21, 2016

Sex-differences in neuroscience research: a great chat with Prof. Staci Bilbo

You don‚Äôt find very often professors like Staci Bilbo. A rising-star in the neuroscience field, Staci has the gift of a keen, scientific mind, coupled with a particularly kind nature and approachability to young faculty.   Recently appointed director of research at the Lurie Center for Autism (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School), Staci show more…

October 18, 2016

The Davidson Family

This morning I received an email about the “Davidson Family” incident in Sydney, Australia.¬† I took to the internet to discover the horrific end of a family and their dog believed to have been deliberately gassed to death in their home.¬† The alarm was raised by the school when the children, and their mother failed show more…

October 17, 2016

A need for sex-adjusted clinical tests for early Alzheimer’s? new paper in Neurology

A new study¬†published in the Journal ‘Neurology’ by Sundermann et al. suggests that sex-differences should be taken into account¬†when performing a clinical diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s disease.   Verbal memory¬†tests, in fact, are routinely used to detect subtle cognitive disturbances which often are the prelude to full Alzheimer’s disease (a stage¬†called amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, show more…

October 13, 2016

Sexual dimorphism of brain immune system

Sex-differences in neuronal development and neuroimmunological¬†responses ¬†are becoming a hot topic in the neuroscience field. Importantly, the possibility¬†that such differences might contribute to sex-specific vulnerability to diseases later in life (such as anxiety disorders and autism spectrum disorders) is starting to be tested.   Here a new high-impact paper on sexual dimorphism of microglial cells show more…

October 11, 2016

Beth’s learnings about dating with a mental illness

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October 11, 2016

Story in honour of the world mental health day (10 October)

“I went through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and am now a completely different woman” ….read the original article.

October 11, 2016

Gene could halt the Alzheimer’s disease

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October 5, 2016

Research study on the removal of Alzheimer’s linked protein

Researchers report mice can retain their memories and ability to learn when almost all ApoE is removed from the brain but kept present in the liver to filter cholesterol. View original article

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