Dr. Mercedes Küffner (University of Freiburg)
This talk addresses the historic sex bias in neuroscience and biomedical research.
Organiser: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg
Does the historic sex bias in neuroscience and biomedical research still exist? How can we integrate Sex and Gender to improve Human Health? The sexually dimorphic brain, similar to most sex differences, does not fall into a hard binary readout—but rather is on a continuum or spectrum with each cell and each brain region comprised of varying degrees of ‘male' and ‘female' (Hines, 2005; Joel and McCarthy, 2016). Sex and gender are therefore important variables to consider when designing studies and assessing results within biomedical research.
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