Sex and gender matter in physiology, but are frequently ignored in scientific publications. In our latest podcast, Editor in Chief William Stanley has a lively conversation with leading experts Virginia Miller (Mayo Clinic) and Jane Reckelhoff (University of Mississippi) about the importance of sex and gender differences in physiology research and publications. Clear sex differences are apparent at the molecular, cellular and whole organ levels, prompting a new editorial policy for the American Physiological Society publications which requires reporting of the sex and/or gender of animals and humans, as well as all derived materials. Learn about how to approach this important issue in your work, and the surprising effects of sex on physiology from the molecular level on up.
Virginia M. Miller. In pursuit of scientific excellence - sex matters Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published ahead of print February 10, 2012, doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00073.2012.