Skip to comments.Policy: NIH to balance sex in cell and animal studies
Posted on 05/14/2014 7:00:39 PM PDT by mdittmar
Janine A. Clayton and Francis S. Collins unveil policies to ensure that preclinical research funded by the US National Institutes of Health considers females and males.
More than two decades ago, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH). At that time, the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, women's health advocacy groups and NIH scientists and leaders agreed that excluding women from clinical research was bad for women and bad for science. In 1993, the NIH Revitalization Act required the inclusion of women in NIH-funded clinical research.Today, just over half of NIH-funded clinical-research participants are women. We know much more about the role of sex and gender in medicine, such as that low-dose aspirin has different preventive effects in women and men, and that drugs such as zolpidem, used to treat insomnia, require different dosing in women and men.
There has not been a corresponding revolution in experimental design and analyses in cell and animal research despite multiple calls to action
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These people are obsessed with sex.
Tell you what, I don’t wish women to be excluded, but lets face it folks, women already outlive men by seven years or so. How wide does that margin need to be before they’re satisfied?
As far as I’m concerned they can outlive me by fifty years. I just get so sick and tired of people making demands these days.
Yes, but men and women do react differently to drugs. For example, statins are almost exclusively tested on men, yet prescribed to women who have significantly different heart problems.
I once had a patient who had “changed” from a biological man into a faux woman. Only time I ever ordered a mammogram and a PSA test on the same human.