Biology of Sex Differences considers manuscripts on all aspects of the effects of sex on biology and disease.

Sex has profound effects on physiology and the susceptibility to disease. The function of cells and organs depends on their sex, determined by the interplay among the genome and biological and social environments. The study of sex differences is a discipline in itself, with its own concepts and methods that apply across tissues.


  • Arthur Arnold, University of California

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Biology of Sex Differences is the official journal of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, and a publication of the Society for Women's Health Research


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Arthur P. Arnold

Arthur P. Arnold
Arthur P. Arnold is Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and Director of the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology of the Brain Research Institute, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"Sex differences occur in many tissues and diseases. Biology of Sex Differences serves as a forum for discussion of the forces that make females and males different, and the downstream pathways that are affected by sex-specific forces. This information will be critical for discovery of factors, often more prevalent in one sex than the other, that alleviate disease."

Arthur P. Arnold
Biology of Sex Differences

Louise McCullough

Louise McCullough
"The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences is a scientific membership organization dedicated to promote research on sex and gender differences in biology and medicine. Sex is factor that profoundly influences the physiology of every organ in the body. Many or most diseases show sex differences in incidence or progression. Excellence in biomedical science requires knowledge of fundamental sex differences. We are excited by the early success of Biology of Sex Differences, which is dedicated to such excellence."

Louise D. McCullough, M.D.
President of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut Health Center & The Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital

Annual award for OSSD member publication in Biology of Sex Differences


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We are pleased to announce the following article as the winner of the 2014 Biology of Sex Differences OSSD Award:

Effects of age and sex on cerebrovascular function in the rat middle cerebral artery
Rachel R Deer, John N Stallone
Biology of Sex Differences 2014, 5:12 (11 September 2014)

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ISSN: 2042-6410