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Why Science Needs Female Mice

From the Show: HER
Summary: Why is gender research important?
Air Date: 7/30/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Annaliese Beery, PhD
Annaliese Beery received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and conducted postdoctoral research as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at UCSF and UC Berkeley from 2008-10 before joining the Smith faculty in fall 2010.

Beery was an undergraduate at Caltech and Williams College, and spent six years as a software engineer and high school teacher between college and graduate school.
Why Science Needs Female Mice
Women have been battling a gender equality gap for many years.

It turns out, this gap between males and females isn't just found in salaries, but in scientific studies as well.

A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that the results from research conducted on male animals may not ring true for women.

Unfortunately, the failure to consider gender research has been ignored for decades.

Why does this happen?

Annaliese Beery, PhD, shares this recent study that shows the lack of female mice in research, why science needs more female mice, and if certain drugs affect males and females differently.
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