Genetic variants tied to sex differences in psychiatric disorders

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April 5, 2021

Genetic Variants Tied to Sex Differences in Psychiatric Disorders

By Amanda Heidt

The largest study of its kind identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms with disparate effects on men's and women's susceptibility to conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Robert "Buzz" Baldwin, Early Expert in Protein Structures, Dies

By Jef Akst

Research by the Stanford University School of Medicine professor revealed how newly formed strings of amino acids fold into complex three-dimensional shapes.

Cerebellum Plays Crucial Role in Metabolizing Alcohol in Mice

By Marcus A. Banks

The researchers say these findings challenge dogma in the field, which has given the liver all credit for metabolizing alcohol.

ICYMI: Pfizer Vaccine Induces Immune Structures Key to Lasting Immunity

By Katarina Zimmer

In the armpit lymph nodes of people who had received the mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, researchers found germinal centers needed to generate long-lived antibody-making cells.

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Infographic: A New Model of Synapse Strength

By Asher Jones

Synapses in the mouse neocortex can release multiple packages of neurotransmitters, suggesting that connection strength is more flexible than previously thought.

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