In this article, the authors offer a possible explanation as to why studies examining sex differences in gray matter volume have reached various, and often contradictory, conclusions.
Biology of Sex Differences considers manuscripts on all aspects of the effects of sex on biology and disease. Sex has profound effects on physiology and the susceptibility to disease. The function of cells and organs depends on their sex, determined by the interplay among the genome and biological and social environments. The study of sex differences is a discipline in itself, with its own concepts and methods that apply across tissues.
Sex differences in response to androgens: physiological and pathophysiological
Guest Editor: Licy Yanes Cardozo
Hypertension, preelampsia, renal and cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
Guest Editor: Vesna Garovic
Sex Differences in Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and the Microbiome
Guest Editor: Kate Denton
Calls for Papers
Below are all the current thematic series open for submissions at the journal.
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Sex Differences in Response to Androgens: Physiological and Pathophysiological
Guest Editor: Licy Yanes Cardozo, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019.
Hypertension, preeclampsia, renal and cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019
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Jane Reckelhoff, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Barbara Alexander, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Kate Denton, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Australia
Vesna Garovic, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA
Radu Iliescu, Grigore T. Popa University, Romania
Georgios Kararigas, Charité University, Germany
Arthur P Arnold, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
New special collection now publishing
Our special series on the topic of sex differences in obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and the microbiome is now publishing. Read the collection of review and research articles here.
OSSD 2020 Meeting: May 4-7 in Marina del Ray, CA
We hope everyone had a great #ossd2019 meeting in Washington, DC and look forward to seeing you all again May 5-7, 2019 at the Marina del Ray Marriott in California.
Visit the OSSD website to learn more about the 2020 meeting.
Message from the OSSD President
Sabra Klein, President of OSSD
Sabra Klein, PhD, is the current President of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender Research.
‘The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is the only scientific research society dedicated to the study of sex as a biological variable. Through our annual meeting and publications from our members, we seek to promote knowledge that sex impacts every cell, pathway, organ, and disease state in the body. As the biomedical sciences continue to appreciate that the progression, prognosis, pathogenesis, and outcome of diverse diseases differ between the sexes, OSSD and the Biology of Sex Differences are at the forefront, serving as experts in this scientific endeavor.’
Society for Women's Health Research
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