Author: Maria Teresa Ferretti

April 22, 2017 Maria Teresa Ferretti No comments exist

The official Launch of WBP was hosted by the University of Applied Sciences in St Gallen on April 7th.   This meeting has provided us with an invaluable opportunity for discussing relevant issues related to women’s mental health worldwide with various stakeholders from academia, industry and society at large.   Highlights of the day: Welcome by…

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December 22, 2016 Maria Teresa Ferretti No comments exist

Very interesting series on women’s vulnerability to mental diseases such as depression, anxiety stress- and trauma-related disorders (edited by Dr Anita Riecher-Roessler).   “In conclusion, it is high time for a shift in practice and research. Research, psychiatric training, and practice should consider sex and gender aspects much more strongly. ”   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215036616303480

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December 15, 2016 Maria Teresa Ferretti No comments exist

In  ‘Der tödliche Unterschied’ the journalist Alexandra Bröhm mentions the Women’s Brain Project and our committment to raise more scientific discussion on women vulnerability to mental diseases. Enjoy! http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/read/sz_11_12_2016/gesellschaft

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December 6, 2016 Maria Teresa Ferretti No comments exist

Sofia,  a young lady of just 40 years of age affected by familial Alzheimer’s disease, has decided to join our cause and share with us her amazing story.   In the brief profile she wrote for us, she talks about a family plagued by the disease, strong women who fight to support their loved ones, misdiagnosis (maybe because of…

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November 27, 2016 Maria Teresa Ferretti No comments exist

  Check out this special issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research, giving an extensive overview of how sex can modulate brain wiring, behaviour, neuroimmunology, response to stress and vulnerability to disease. Edited by Larry Cahill, who has championed the issue of gender effects in neuroscience research for decades, this is a must read for anybody…

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October 25, 2016 Maria Teresa Ferretti No comments exist

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…

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October 21, 2016 Maria Teresa Ferretti No comments exist

You don’t 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…

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