Gender and Science Blog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 16:10
In a study published this month in Journal of Women's Health, researchers from NASA and National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) went through decades of data to understand how living in zero gravity takes a toll on both men and women.Click here for the report from ABC News: How Men and Women Differ in Zero Gravity  
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:56
The upcoming awards are for physics and mathematics. Nominees should be women in physics and mathematics early in their careers (within 10 years of receiving a PhD) from one of the 81 scientifically lagging countries as defined by TWAS. Nominations are being accepted through October 17 and will be reviewed by a committee of eminent scientists representing the five regions in the discipline selected, including members of TWAS and OWSD, and chaired by OWSD President Dr. Fang Xin of China.The...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 15:06
Interseting article in the New York Times on unconcious bias training at Google, prompted by the study conducted at Yale looking at hiring practicies among faculty that revealed bias favouring men. Read the article here.  
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:44
Interesting article in the New York Times on heart attacks in women. Go to the article  
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:56
The National Institutes of Health has invested $10.1 million in supplemental funding to bolster the research of 82 grantees to explore the effects of sex in preclinical and clinical studies.http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2014/od-23.htm
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:53
In a comment in Nature, Janine A. Clayton and Francis S. Collins unveil policies to ensure that preclinical research funded by the US National Institutes of Health considers females and males.http://www.nature.com/news/policy-nih-to-balance-sex-in-cell-and-animal-studies-1.15195
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 13:15
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 17:12
The UK H2020 Science With And For Society National Contact Point has launched an open public consultation on the potential priorities for the Horizon 2020 'Science with and for Society' work programme of Horizon 2020 covering the period 2016-2017. The consultation is open until 12.10.2014. The aim of this consultation is to obtain views and contributions from a broad constituency. The contributions received will complement the opinion provided by an External Advisory Group of high level...
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 16:48
2014 WISE Awards logo
Deadline for nominations: Friday 22 AugustThursday 13 November 2014, Grange Hotel Tower Bridge, LondonThe annual WISE Awards celebrate female talent in science, technology and engineering - from classroom to boardroom. In 2014, which marks the 30th anniversary of the WISE campaign, we have re-aligned the WISE Awards categories to fit into two strategic areas of our campaign. The first group of awards is for individual women and girls who are ideal role models to inspire the next generation of...
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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 15:49
Ten departments now leading the way for gender equality - UK Institute of Physics: Ten physics departments have now achieved Juno Champion status, the highest accolade awarded by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their concerted and innovative approach to embedding gender equality in higher education physics. The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham has become the tenth Juno Champion after displaying its determination and commitment to addressing gender...
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