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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912005/climate-change-increases-the-production-of-female-hatchlings-at-a-northern-sea-turtle-rookery
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J L Reneker, S J Kamel
The most recent climate change projections show a global increase in temperatures, along with major adjustments to precipitation, throughout the 21st century. Species exhibiting temperature-dependent sex determination are highly susceptible to such changes since the incubation environment influences critical offspring characteristics such as survival and sex ratio. Here we show that the mean incubation duration of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nests from a high-density nesting beach on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, USA has decreased significantly over the past 25 yr...
December 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905665/multiple-paternity-in-a-wild-population-of-armadillidium-vulgare-influence-of-infection-with-wolbachia
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V Valette, S Durand, N Bech, F Grandjean, S Beltran-Bech
Female multiple mating has been extensively studied to understand how nonobvious benefits, generally thought to be of genetic nature, could overcome heavy costs such as an increased risk of infection during mating. However, the impact of infection itself on multiple mating has rarely been addressed. The interaction between the bacterium Wolbachia and its terrestrial crustacean host, Armadillidium vulgare, is a relevant model to investigate this question. In this association, Wolbachia is able to turn genetic males into functional females (i...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901630/emerging-pollutant-treatments-in-wastewater-cases-of-antibiotics-and-hormones
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Erika Méndez, Miguel A González-Fuentes, Georgette Rebollar-Perez, Alia Méndez-Albores, Eduardo Torres
Because of the intensive use of pharmaceutical substances in human life, studies on the detection of these chemical compounds and their metabolites as pollutants in water bodies are continuously reported. Some pharmaceutical agents are associated with adverse effects to aquatic life, even at very low concentrations (ng L(-1) to μg L(-1)). For instance, the presence of antibiotics and hormones has been associated with increasing proliferation of antibiotic resistant pathogens and feminization and masculinization of some aquatic organisms...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897175/accelerated-pseudogenization-on-the-neo-x-chromosome-in-drosophila-miranda
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Masafumi Nozawa, Kanako Onizuka, Mai Fujimi, Kazuho Ikeo, Takashi Gojobori
Y chromosomes often degenerate via the accumulation of pseudogenes and transposable elements. By contrast, little is known about X-chromosome degeneration. Here we compare the pseudogenization process between genes on the neo-sex chromosomes in Drosophila miranda and their autosomal orthologues in closely related species. The pseudogenization rate on the neo-X is much lower than the rate on the neo-Y, but appears to be higher than the rate on the orthologous autosome in D. pseudoobscura. Genes under less functional constraint and/or genes with male-biased expression tend to become pseudogenes on the neo-X, indicating the accumulation of slightly deleterious mutations and the feminization of the neo-X...
November 29, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889492/surgical-complications-following-early-genitourinary-reconstructive-surgery-for-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-interim-analysis-at-6-years
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Pankaj Dangle, Andy Lee, Rajeev Chaudhry, Francis X Schneck
OBJECTIVE: To review the intermediate to long-term surgical complications following feminizing reconstructive surgery for patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), at a single tertiary center. Genitourinary reconstructive surgery is pivotal for favorable cosmetic and functional outcome for patients with CAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review identifying 26 patients from April 2003 to April 2015 who underwent genitourinary reconstructive surgeries...
November 23, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889258/unilateral-collaboration-the-practices-and-understandings-of-traditional-birth-attendants-in-southeastern-nigeria
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Magdalena Ohaja, Jo Murphy-Lawless
BACKGROUND: Despite the promotion of hospital-based maternity care as the safest option, for less developed countries, many women particularly those in the rural areas continue to patronise indigenous midwives or traditional birth attendants. Little is known about traditional birth attendants' perspectives regarding their pregnancy and birth practices. AIM: To explore traditional birth attendants' discourses of their pregnancy and birthing practices in southeast Nigeria...
November 23, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887913/prospective-assessment-of-cosmesis-before-and-after-genital-surgery
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N J Nokoff, B Palmer, A J Mullins, C E Aston, P Austin, L Baskin, K Bernabé, Y-M Chan, E Y Cheng, D A Diamond, A Fried, D Frimberger, D Galan, L Gonzalez, S Greenfield, T Kolon, B Kropp, Y Lakshmanan, S Meyer, T Meyer, L L Mullins, A Paradis, D Poppas, P Reddy, M Schulte, K J Scott Reyes, J M Swartz, C Wolfe-Christensen, E Yerkes, A B Wisniewski
INTRODUCTION: Little data exist about the surgical interventions taking place for children with disorders of sex development (DSD). Most studies that have evaluated cosmetic outcomes after genitoplasty have included retrospective ratings by a physician at a single center. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to: 1) describe frequency of sex assignment, and types of surgery performed in a cohort of patients with moderate-to-severe genital ambiguity; and 2) prospectively determine cosmesis ratings by parents and surgeons before and after genital surgery...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883305/understanding-transgender-and-medically-assisted-gender-transition-feminism-as-a-critical-resource
#8
Jamie Lindemann Nelson
Feminism has fought the trivialization of women's experiences, championed women's security, and insisted on respect for women's choices. In so doing, feminism has developed important perspectives on the complicated connections between what gender means as it plays itself in people's lives, and the inequalities of power and authority that structure much of human experience. Here, I put a few of these perspectives into contact with an issue where the interactions of gender and power are squarely in play: medicine's role in assisting gender transitioning generally and, specifically, the enduring controversy between medicine and many transgender people about the pathologization of transgender and the role of clinicians as gatekeepers to gender-transition interventions...
November 1, 2016: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878531/beyond-dichotomies-gender-and-intersecting-inequalities-in-climate-change-studies
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Houria Djoudi, Bruno Locatelli, Chloe Vaast, Kiran Asher, Maria Brockhaus, Bimbika Basnett Sijapati
Climate change and related adaptation strategies have gender-differentiated impacts. This paper reviews how gender is framed in 41 papers on climate change adaptation through an intersectionality lens. The main findings show that while intersectional analysis has demonstrated many advantages for a comprehensive study of gender, it has not yet entered the field of climate change and gender. In climate change studies, gender is mostly handled in a men-versus-women dichotomy and little or no attention has been paid to power and social and political relations...
December 2016: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875569/are-men-s-perceptions-of-sexually-dimorphic-vocal-characteristics-related-to-their-testosterone-levels
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Michal Kandrik, Amanda C Hahn, Joanna Wincenciak, Claire I Fisher, Katarzyna Pisanski, David R Feinberg, Lisa M DeBruine, Benedict C Jones
Feminine physical characteristics in women are positively correlated with markers of their mate quality. Previous research on men's judgments of women's facial attractiveness suggests that men show stronger preferences for feminine characteristics in women's faces when their own testosterone levels are relatively high. Such results could reflect stronger preferences for high quality mates when mating motivation is strong and/or following success in male-male competition. Given these findings, the current study investigated whether a similar effect of testosterone occurs for men's preferences for feminine characteristics in women's voices...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872405/when-wife-beating-is-not-necessarily-abuse-a-feminist-and-cross-cultural-analysis-of-the-concept-of-abuse-as-expressed-by-tibetan-survivors-of-domestic-violence
#11
Hamsa Rajan
This article describes the views of Tibetan women who have experienced physical violence from male intimate partners. How they conceptualise abuse, their views on acceptable versus unacceptable hitting, and the acts besides hitting which they felt to be unacceptable or abusive, are explored. Views of survivors' relatives/friends and men who have hit their wives are also included. Western-based domestic violence theory is shown to be incommensurate with abuse in particular socio-cultural settings. As feminist scholars emphasize listening deeply to voices of women in the global South, this article demonstrates how such listening might be undertaken when the views expressed by women diverge from feminism...
November 20, 2016: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870517/culturally-responsive-integrative-learning-environments-a-critical-displacement-approach
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Antron D Mahoney
This chapter outlines a critical framework for developing culturally responsive integrative learning environments in leadership education. The framework is grounded in the scholarship of women of color feminism and offers implications for transforming curricular and cocurricular leadership programs.
December 2016: New Directions for Student Leadership
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867895/gender-of-rearing-and-psychosocial-aspect-in-46-xx-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Arushi Gangaher, Viveka P Jyotsna, Vasundhera Chauhan, Jomimol John, Manju Mehta
BACKGROUND: In congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) with ambiguous genitalia, assigning gender of rearing can be complex, especially If genitalia is highly virilized. Apart from karyotype, prenatal androgen exposure, patient's gender orientation, sociocultural, and parental influences play a role. The aim of this study was to assess gender dysphoria and psychosocial issues in patients of CAH raised as males and females. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that includes patients (old and new) with CAH who were treated by us in the last 6 months...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865377/risk-factors-for-radiation-failure-in-early-stage-glottic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Görkem Eskiizmir, Yasemin Baskın, Femin Yalçın, Hülya Ellidokuz, Robert L Ferris
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy is one of the main treatment modalities for early-stage glottic carcinoma. Unfortunately, local failure may occur in a group of cases with T1-T2 glottic carcinoma. This meta-analysis sought to determine risk factors for radiation failure in patients with early-stage glottic carcinoma. METHODS: A systematic and comprehensive search was performed for related studies published between 1995 and 2014. The primary end-point was 5-year local control...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855673/gender-and-physician-specialization-and-practice-settings-in-ecuador-a-qualitative-study
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Rita Bedoya-Vaca, Kathryn P Derose, Natalia Romero-Sandoval
BACKGROUND: The increasing proportion of women in the medical profession is a worldwide phenomenon often called the "feminization of medicine." However, it is understudied in low and middle-income countries, particularly in Latin America. METHODS: Using a qualitative, descriptive design, we explored the influence of gender and other factors on physician career decision-making and experiences, including medical specialty and public vs. private practice, in Quito, Ecuador, through in-depth, semi-structured interviews (n = 31) in 2014...
November 17, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853073/feminizing-adrenocortical-carcinoma-with-distinct-histopathological-findings
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Masako Hatano, Yasuhiro Takenaka, Ikuo Inoue, Keiko Homma, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Hisanobu Sasano, Takuya Awata, Shigehiro Katayama
We herein present a 60-year-old man with adrenocortical carcinoma who had gynecomastia. An endocrinological examination revealed increased levels of serum estradiol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) and reduced levels of free testosterone. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an adrenal tumor with heterogeneous intensity. Iodine-131 adosterol scintigraphy showed an increased uptake at the same site. Because feminizing adrenocortical carcinoma was suspected, right adrenalectomy was performed; the pathological diagnosis was adrenocortical carcinoma...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845525/feminist-identity-among-women-and-men-from-four-ethnic-groups
#17
Rachael D Robnett, Kristin J Anderson
OBJECTIVE: Multiracial feminist theory proposes that the meaning of feminism and the pathways to feminist identity may differ on the basis of cross-cutting social categories such as ethnicity and gender. However, there is currently little research that has included systematic examination of feminist identity among women and men from diverse ethnic backgrounds. METHOD: We examined feminist orientations among 1,140 undergraduates (70% women) at a Hispanic-Serving Institution who identified as African American, Asian American, European American, or Latina/o...
June 16, 2016: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829756/corrosion-resistance-of-stainless-steel-nickel-titanium-titanium-molybdenum-alloy-and-ion-implanted-titanium-molybdenum-alloy-archwires-in-acidic-fluoride-containing-artificial-saliva-an-in-vitro-study
#18
Venith Jojee Pulikkottil, S Chidambaram, P U Bejoy, P K Femin, Parson Paul, Mohamed Rishad
OBJECTIVE: (1) To evaluate the corrosion resistance of four different orthodontic archwires and to determine the effect of 0.5% NaF (simulating high fluoride-containing toothpaste of about 2250 ppm) on corrosion resistance of these archwires. (2) To assess whether surface roughness (Ra) is the primary factor influencing the corrosion resistance of these archwires. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four different archwires (stainless steel [SS], nickel-titanium [NiTi], titanium molybdenum alloy [TMA], and ion-implanted TMA) were considered for this study...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821748/spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-androgen-signaling-underlie-sexual-differentiation-and-congenital-malformations-of-the-urethra-and-vagina
#19
Christine E Larkins, Ana B Enriquez, Martin J Cohn
Disorders of sex development (DSDs) are congenital anomalies that affect sexual differentiation of genitourinary organs and secondary sex characters. A common cause of female genital virilization is congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), in which excess androgen production during development of 46XX females can result in vaginal atresia, masculinization of the urethra, a single urogenital sinus, and clitoral hypertrophy or ambiguous external genitalia. Development of the vagina depends on sexual differentiation of the urogenital sinus ridge, an epithelial thickening that forms where the sex ducts attach to the anterior urethra...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819048/control-of-sexuality-by-the-sk1-encoded-udp-glycosyltransferase-of-maize
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Andrew P Hayward, Maria A Moreno, Thomas P Howard, Joel Hague, Kimberly Nelson, Christopher Heffelfinger, Sandra Romero, Albert P Kausch, Gaétan Glauser, Ivan F Acosta, John P Mottinger, Stephen L Dellaporta
Sex determination in maize involves the production of staminate and pistillate florets from an initially bisexual floral meristem. Pistil elimination in staminate florets requires jasmonic acid signaling, and functional pistils are protected by the action of the silkless 1 (sk1) gene. The sk1 gene was identified and found to encode a previously uncharacterized family 1 uridine diphosphate glycosyltransferase that localized to the plant peroxisomes. Constitutive expression of an sk1 transgene protected all pistils in the plant, causing complete feminization, a gain-of-function phenotype that operates by blocking the accumulation of jasmonates...
October 2016: Science Advances
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