How sex differences play a role in neurological diseases


Separating vascular cell data based on sex helps researchers make new discoveries about why males and females are affected by neurodegenerative* diseases differently. Findings point to differences in the blood-brain barrier between males and females.

*neurodegenerative : the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including their death

Weber, Callie M., and Alisa Morss Clyne. “Sex differences in the blood–brain barrier and neurodegenerative diseases.” APL Bioengineering 5.1 (2021): 011509.