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Is there gender bias in peer review?

... have chosen. In our specific case, we were looking into if gender matters for how reviewers are chosen. We use one ... both genders, preferentially chose reviewers of their same gender. Chris - That’s interesting, isn’t it? So we have ... a difference in the way female editors prefer their own gender than the way male editors prefer their own gender. It ...

A range of vacutainer tubes containing blood samples

Gender-specific drugs?

... proposed that treatments for certain diseases should be gender-specific, following the discovery that male and female ... diseases has also been shown to be affected by a person's gender, but the relationship between gender and metabolism has so far rarely been considered. In a ...

Are women better multi-taskers than men?

... Whenever I give a talk people often ask about gender differences. In any of our datasets we tend to find that there are very, very few gender differences and, as far as I know, there are no gender differences in multitasking. Chris - Where does this ...

Illustration of Stegosaurus genders

Sexing the Stegosaurus

... suggested, including species differences, dinosaur age or gender. Whilst studying at Princeton, Evan Saitta carefully ... if it was to be believed they were different species. Gender variance was thus concluded as the only possible ... The next stage was to determine the plate type for each gender and for this Saitta looked to the animal kingdom. ...

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Men vs. Women: Spatial ability differences due to nurture?

... better at spatial awareness than women.  But is this gender difference a result of nature or nurture?  A recent ... and the Karbi tribes.  For the Khasi tribe there was no gender difference in ability to solve the problem - men and ... spacial ability test.  In contrast, the Karbi tribe saw a gender difference.  Karbi men solved the problem, on ...

Editors and reviewers are more likely to accept manuscripts if they have the same gender and nationality as the authors.

Gender Bias in Peer Review

... with themselves and those characteristics include gender and nationality. Chris - That's quite a claim. So how ... reviewed by all male reviewers versus reviewers of mixed gender and how successful they were when reviewed by ... the paper but it was influenced by the demographics by the gender and by the nationality of the authors and by the ...

Central heterochromy

Is that face male or female? Look into my eyes, not around the eyes...

... a problem because we have so many other cues about the gender of the face's owner.  Features like hair, clothing ... of the screen.  The subjects were asked to assign a gender to each face.  What they found was that, while gender judgements were consistent for those faces in the ...

Men are less easily disgusted than women

... differences and that will run the whole gambit across gender and age. We do tend to see that if you give a survey ... actually inform how we make moral decisions. The strongest gender differences are in the gross out kind of disgust. ... university. We also found that there really were very few gender differences between men and women in their disgust. We ...

Presents under a tree

Can technology help buy the best gift?

... be shopping on Christmas eve, that’s not necessarily a gender thing. Chris - Yeah, I’m one of them. Alex - Me too, ... ask you a bit about who you’re buying for; their age and gender; what they’re into, and then we serve shorter bursts ... depends on the questions we’ve asked. There are age and gender categorisations. The relationship label is quite key ...

Regan

Gender divide: why females outlive males

... which tells different tissues to develop to a particular gender. What you find in fruit flies is each cell ... counts how many X chromosomes it has and specifies gender that way. So, we could harness this particular feature ... The guts of male and female fruit flies age differently. Gender divide: why females outlive males ...

Mortar and pestle

The chemistry of equality

... the highest levels of the profession. While the issue of gender equality is a hot topic in many professions, there are ... unique to chemistry. Unlike other disciplines, the gender balance at undergraduate level is almost equal – ... 4 . How the Royal Society of Chemistry is breaking the gender barrier... The chemistry of equality ...

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Post natal depression and men

... depression. Both cases were identical apart from the gender of the person who was suffering; in one case it was a ... men can suffer from postnatal depression is because of gender role stereotypes. We are socialised as a society to ... do is to ensure that all parents, irrespective of their gender, are screened for mental illnesses or potential mental ...

Sun Burn

Men and women may feel pain differently

... males and females and could translate to humans leading to gender specific painkillers. "This is the first ever ... the population that it could have helped." Now that this gender difference has been identified it could lead to gender specific, or 'his n' hers' painkillers, according to ...

Did cave-men hunt and cave-women cook?

... can divide people according to certain rules say, their gender or their age, or something like that then it might ... the cave art isn't very easily identifiable in terms of gender. There was one theory that one guy came up with a few ...

Do women have better memories than men?

... performance in women and most of the remainder found no gender difference. So, there does seem to be a bit of ... women might have slightly better memories but like all gender differences it's a very small effect. So this ...

Sexism in Science

... star and performer explains how he's addressing scientific gender inequality..... Transcript to follow... Professor Tim ... star and performer explains how he's addressing scientific gender inequality..... Sexism in Science ...

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Sex on the Sea Bed

... going to take over the oceans. Plus, we find out from a gender-bending Critter of the Month what life is like being ... target for fishermen. Plus, we find out from a gender-bending Critter of the Month what life is like being ...

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Critter of the Month - Clown Anemone Fish

A gender-bending critter reveals what life is like as a male ... percula on Fishbase Peter Buston, Boston University A gender-bending critter reveals what life is like as a male ...

Gender equality in STEM

... many decades of campaigning there are still issues with gender equality across many areas of life from equal pay for ... women have the same oppourtunities as men in STEM fields? Gender equality in STEM ...

eLife Episode 38: Boosting your Intellect

... a plant root, why worms want to kill off males, and are we gender neutral when we pick people to referee papers?   In ... month's eLife, hear about naturally engineered medicine, gender bias in journals and linking up areas of the brain. ...

Can Facebook predict your personality?

... you realise. A new study used 'likes' to predict users gender, ethnicity, sexuality and personality. We were joined ... you realise. A new study used 'likes' to predict users gender, sexuality and personality Can Facebook predict your ...

Women in Science

... to Hannah Critchlow how he's addressing scientific gender inequality with a re-release from the 80s... Tim ... Bussey is re-releasing a record from the 80s to highlight gender inequality in science Women in Science ...

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The psychology behind bathroom habits

... yourself? The toilet you choose will depend mainly on your gender. One survey found that men will want to use a centre ... difference has two primary reasons: restroom design and gender differences. Men's toilets can accommodate more people ... significant divisions in bathroom psychology are due to gender. What about you? Do you crumple or fold? Which stall ...

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Nightmares under the microscope

... harder boundaries. Katie - And do factors like age and gender make a difference? Katja - Age and gender both seem to make a difference in a sense that women ...

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A woman in science: Indira Raman

... a woman" - how does that go down with you? It's good to be gender neutral but what I think would really upset someone is ... This will attract more people of a particular persuasion, gender background, whatever into a particular area. Do you go ...