Why Science Needs Female Mice
July 30, 2015•9 min
Why is gender research important?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.