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Dejan Matlak

Youths with Diverse Gender
May 12, 2021

Diverse Gender Youths are Bullied More Often

The inclusion of diverse gender identities into society is part of the global effort to enhance equality. Even though many countries celebrate the progress toward a more diverse society, there are still milestones to complete. The research from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign clearly illustrates the need for new policies,…
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May 7, 2021

‘The Gate of Consciousness’ Maybe Discovered

What is the 'gate of consciousness?' If you go to a buzzy city square during a workday and stand, your brain will register all the commotion. However, your conscious mind will only register the most important aspects in the surrounding. For instance, if a car is approaching you at high…
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May 5, 2021

Heart Health Misdiagnosis for Women Because of Prejudice

The organism often gives signals that can indicate the onset of heart health problems. However, new research shows that cultural preconceptions about gender play a role in whether those signals are correctly interpreted. Symptoms that would gain a complete set of tests in a male patient are ignored when a…
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April 21, 2021

Predictive Models for Determining Onset of Menopause

Predicting the onset of menopause can help women better prepare for this phase of life. Thankfully, researchers from the Jyväskylä University want to make this possible. Menopause Usually, menopause occurs naturally in women when their menstrual period ceases. That is, a woman's ovaries decrease the production of eggs for fertilization.…
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April 16, 2021

Human-Monkey Embryos Spark an Ethical Debate

The recent news that researchers managed to grow human cells in monkey embryos divides the scientific community. Even though this experiment helps us understand cellular development better, some think that such inquiries are unnecessary. However, this is not the first time scientists made attempts to combine animal embryos with human…
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January 5, 2021

What Vaccination Strategies are on the Table for COVID-19?

Vaccination against SARS-CoV-19 is one of the main issues in discussion since the onset of the pandemic. Thankfully, Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are now ready to help humanity deal with the global health crisis. However, the question of who gets the vaccine and in what dose remains active. Since this…