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Phylogenetic clustering networks among heterosexual migrants with new HIV diagnoses post-migration in Australia

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Phylogenetic clustering networks among heterosexual migrants with new HIV diagnoses post-migration in Australia Rachel Sacks-Davis  et al PLOS One Published: September 1, 2020 Background: It is estimated that approximately half of new HIV diagnoses among heterosexual migrants in Victoria, Australia, were acquired post-migration. We investigated the characteristics of phylogenetic clusters in...

Sex and gender: modifiers of health, disease, and medicine

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The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10250, 22–28 August 2020, Pages 565-582 Mauvais-Jarvis, F., et al Clinicians can encounter sex and gender disparities in diagnostic and therapeutic responses. These disparities are noted in epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, disease progression, and response to treatment. This Review discusses the fundamental influences of sex and gender as...

Koala retrovirus leads scientists to discover ‘second immune system’

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ABC Science, 12/10/2019 The retrovirus spreading through the koala population is bad news. But studies of the koala infection have led scientists to a surprising discovery: a “second immune system” in the species, according to research published on Saturday in the journal Cell. This system, which the researchers think exists in all mammals, has a role fighting off viruses that are in...

No single ‘gay gene’, reveals the largest-ever study of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour

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ABC news, 30/08/2019 Scientists have again debunked the idea of a single “gay gene”, in the largest study to date of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour. Rather, their findings paint a diverse and complex picture of human sexuality, and the genetic factors that influence it. Nearly half a million people took part in the study, mostly from the United Kingdom and the United...

Updated Pregnancy Choices Training in July

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SHINE SA, May 2018 SHINE SA’s Pregnancy Choices training for has been updated and is running in July. This 2-day course defines and explains all the options available to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It is open to nurses, midwives, doctors, counsellors, community health workers, school counsellors, youth workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, and any professional who encounters...

How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

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The Conversation, August 18, 2017 3.22pm AEST What if thousands of years of gendered environments actually reduced the need to develop genetic mechanisms to ensure gender differences? This is the idea we suggest in our new paper. Advances in evolutionary biology recognise that offspring don’t just inherit genes. They also reliably inherit all kinds of resources: a particular ecology, a nest...

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