An evening with award-winning author Angela Saini, whose recent books on flawed gender and race "science" inspired a global conversation
Jennifer L. RohnOn behalf of @uclwomen, the UCL networking group, I'm pleased to announce that this year's annual Flagship Lecturer will be the inspiring @AngelaDSaini on gender, race and power. Lecture, stage interview, Q&A, drinks reception, book sale/signing! Tix free
Are fewer women named Nobel laureates just because there have been fewer women scientists?
Jennifer L. RohnInteresting piece on the "mostly men" Nobel phenomenon. I didn't realize that @jauffred had actually researched whether this was simply due to the lag effect of fewer research-active women long ago - it isn't. There's clear evidence of bias
The human placenta does not have a microbiota, suggesting that bacterial infection of the placenta is not a common cause of adverse pregnancy outcome, but group B Streptococcus is found in approximately 5% of placental samples.
Metazoan mucosal surfaces are major interfaces between the organism and environment. These surfaces have been proposed to host bacteriophages in a symbiotic relationship with metazoans. Considering the so far poorly understood phage–mucus...
Next week, the Baby Loss Awareness Alliance is launching a campaign ‘Out of sight, out of mind‘, to ask for more psychological support for those who need it following pregnancy loss or the death of a baby. Our campaign calls on governments at...
Julia Prague investigates a book that draws on evolutionary theories to explore post-reproductive strategies in society.
Jennifer L. RohnI wasn’t happy with this author’s thesis which, according to the reviewer, seems to be that menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, are psychosomatic, cultural constructs. Ludicrous. Cc @Menopause_Cafe
A major public health challenge today is the resurgence of microbial infections caused by multidrug-resistant strains. Consequently, novel antimicrobial molecules are actively sought for development. In this context, the human gut microbiome is an...