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Gender hormones may lend to social disorder therapies

Madison, Wis. -- Gender politics aside, every biologist knows that men and women truly are different.

Social disorders such as autism constitute one area where those differences come to the fore: around 80 percent of all autism cases, for example, occur in men. Social play behaviors also differ greatly between the sexes - just about everyone agrees that young boys play "rougher" th......

Full article >>> quently as the males after reaching juvenile age. The estrogen effectively "masculinized" the females, Auger says.

To the scientists' surprise, a similar result took place when they treated the females with a mimic of the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that regulates emotions and feelings of pleasure.

The UW-Madison study results imply that many fac......

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Source:wistechnology.com By WTN News 08/24/05


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