As much as we know about the human body today, it’s still mind blowing to think that microscopic cells and molecules sustain our lives.  I’m here to tell you about a type of cell that isn’t discussed in a general biology class and is directly involved in forming brain sex differences: microglia.

My previous blog post unfolded the 2010 publication from Dr. Margret McCarthy’s lab, which ultimately showed that the endocannabinoid sy...

For six consecutive summers as a teenager I worked as a camp counselor. I watched over the same age group of kids each year: three to five year olds. I can vividly describe instances from each summer where I was forced to break-up some pretty violent fights.  You might not believe it, but once I even had to restrain a little boy from trying to lick another boy to death! As a general rule, I noticed that juvenile boys tend to eng...

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