Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
In the Lab
Some scientists are already addressing the influence of sex in biomedical research. What can we learn from their work in the lab? Here are some of their stories.
Dr. Marilyn Carroll
Studying males and females in drug addiction
Dr. Nancy Lane
Sex differences in musculoskeletal diseases across the lifespan
Dr. Nancy Nadon
Video: Studying Both Sexes with NIH's National Institute on Aging's Interventions Testing Program
Dr. Susan Harbison has observed the differences in sleep patterns between male and female Drosophilia and in how sleep deprivation biologically affects each sex differently. Learn more in this interview by NHLBI Director Dr. Gary Gibbons.
Learn about the research that the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and its partnering NIH Institutes and Centers have supported, including the interdisciplinary Specialized Centers of Research on Sex Differences (SCOR) program, which focuses on the influence of sex in major medical conditions affecting women.
- Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences: Program Abstracts
- Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences
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- Why Science Needs Female Mice , New York Times Editorial Board
- ORWH Director’s Blog: Considering Sex as a Biological Variable: in the NIH Guide
- NIH Guide Notice: Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research
- NIH Guide Notice: Enhancing Reproducibility through Rigor and Transparency
- Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in Biomedical Research: Analysis of Public Comments , Request for Information (RFI) Report
- Hey, Medicine: Stop Ignoring the Existence of Women , OZY
- Video: Expert Interviews
- Top-to-Bottom Sex Bias in Labs Skews Results, Top 100 Stories of 2014, Discover magazine
- Learn more! Methods and Techniques for Integrating the Biological Variable Sex in Preclinical Research
- New course offering! Learn about sex and gender’s role in health care with no-cost CME/CNE/CPE courses
- Questions & Answers
- Nature Comment: NIH to balance sex in cell and animal studies
- ORWH Communications