Findings may contribute to improved education and preventive efforts to help control the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
We established a method for activity-dependent visualization of neural circuits in the fruit fly brain. An optogenetic method for reactivation of those visualized neural circuits upon illumination was also established for their manipulation. With these methods, we identified a neural cluster important for behavioral motivation. It is expected that these methods and findings would contribute to elucidation of the neural basis of innate behaviors of insects and regulation of their behaviors.
Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people's identities and values. In relation to the depiction of love in television series, young people express a preference for traditional gender stereotypes, reveals a study conducted to identify gender and love stereotypes displayed by young people compared to those they prefer in fictional television series in three Iberian-American countries: Colombia, Spain and Venezuela.
Results from largest ever HIV prevention trial suggest strategy could make a significant contribution to controlling epidemic.
Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine find that TRPM8, long ago identified as a cold-temperature sensor, regulates aggressive and hypersexual behavior in response to testosterone.
A team led by José Bauermeister, Ph.D., M.P.H., Presidential Professor of Nursing and Director of the Program on Sexuality, Technology, & Action Research (PSTAR), at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) designed the My Desires & Expectations (myDEx) tool to address cognitive and emotional factors that influence YGBMSM sexual decision-making when seeking partners online. myDEx was pilot tested in a randomized trial over 90 days with 180 YGBMSM participants.
Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population is still needed, especially among those of lower income or people of color, according to a new Rutgers study.
New data show that many LGBTQ teens prefer emerging identity labels that are driven by the teens themselves, says Ryan Watson, co-author of a study published today.