• ratios
  • Sex-selective abortion affects the human sex ratio-the relative number of males to females in a given age group, with China and India, the two most populous countries of the world, having unbalanced gender ratios. (wikipedia.org)
  • Countries considered to have significant practices of sex-selective abortion are those with birth sex ratios of 108 and above (selective abortion of females), and 102 and below (selective abortion of males). (wikipedia.org)
  • Significant deviations in birth sex ratios from the normal range can only be explained by manipulation, that is sex-selective abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a widely cited article, Amartya Sen compared the birth sex ratio in Europe (106) and United States (105) with those in Asia (107+) and argued that the high sex ratios in East Asia, West Asia and South Asia may be due to excessive female mortality. (wikipedia.org)
  • James' hypothesis is supported by historical birth sex ratio data before technologies for ultrasonographic sex-screening were discovered and commercialized in the 1960s and 1970s, as well by reverse abnormal sex ratios currently observed in Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Michel Garenne reports that many African nations have, over decades, witnessed birth sex ratios below 100, that is more girls are born than boys. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human sex ratios, either at birth or in the population as a whole, are reported in any of four ways: the ratio of males to females, the ratio of females to males, the proportion of males, or the proportion of females. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] In the United States, the sex ratios at birth over the period 1970-2002 were 1.05 for the white non-Hispanic population, 1.04 for Mexican Americans, 1.03 for African Americans and Indians, and 1.07 for mothers of Chinese or Filipino ethnicity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even in the absence of sex selection practices, a range of "normal" sex ratios at birth of between 103 and 108 boys per 100 girls has been observed in different economically developed countries, and among different ethnic and racial groups within a given country. (wikipedia.org)
  • gender
  • Therefore, it would seem that gender does play a role in the usage of short term memory.Another 2015 study published in the Journal of International Neuropsychology Society also replicated the results. (wikipedia.org)
  • This paucity of women was due to many factors, including the lack of women's suffrage in many states until ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, women's limited access to higher education until the mid-1900s, public perceptions of gender roles, and barriers to women's advancement such as sex discrimination, which still plays a factor in their limited numbers today. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gender plays an important role in the spread of HIV. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gender imbalance may arise as a consequence of various factors including natural factors, exposure to pesticides and environmental contaminants, war casualties, gender-selective abortions and infanticides, aging, and deliberate gendercide. (wikipedia.org)
  • populations
  • The protein encoded by this gene is a polypeptide hormone and neurotrophic factor whose actions have mainly been studied in the nervous system where it promotes neurotransmitter synthesis and neurite outgrowth in certain neural populations including astrocytes. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • Every situation is different, but a healthy, robust sex life is part of the core DNA of a healthy relationship between partners-men and women, women and women, men and men. (galtime.com)
  • WHEN it comes to who can handle pain better it is often thought that women are the stronger sex - after all, they do go through childbirth. (thesun.co.uk)
  • These associations persisted after adjusting for major sociodemographic factors, and sex plays a significant role in the association between cancer diagnosis and mental disorder, with cancer diagnosis having a stronger influence on major depression and drug dependence in men than in women. (karger.com)
  • According to Sen, the high birth sex ratio over decades, implies a female shortfall of 11% in Asia, or over 100 million women as missing from the 3 billion combined population of South Asia, West Asia, North Africa and China. (wikipedia.org)
  • One of the factors that put women most at risk is sexual violence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, sexual relations between older men and younger women during transactional sex possibly explain why more teenage girls than boys are HIV-positive in the Caribbean. (wikipedia.org)
  • evolution
  • We find the bat colony to be a rich and dynamic social system, which can serve as a model to study the role that social foraging plays in the evolution of mammalian sociality. (sciencemag.org)
  • Social foraging, the way in which animals search and compete for food in groups, is an extremely important context for interactions between individuals, and it is considered a primary contributing factor to the evolution of sociality ( 18 , 19 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • Giles
  • Anthony Head, who plays Giles on the series, had already been cast and was scheduled to read with LaMorte so the casting department could gauge their chemistry-which Head acknowledged, later saying, "She's gorgeous, like a David Bailey picture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Giles is at home singing and playing guitar when Spike surprises him by walking right in. (wikipedia.org)
  • major
  • Muennig said that researchers suspect that the strain of income inequality in the United States - and the stress that this causes - could be a major contributing factor to the uptick, but it has been hard to prove beyond one thread of research that studies how earned-income tax credits can help improve the health of people with low incomes. (allgov.com)
  • The mind plays a major factor in sex. (galtime.com)
  • Peaches performed guest vocals on Pink's album Try This, on the song "Oh My God", on the Chicks on Speed album 99 Cents, on the song "We Don't Play Guitars", on Christina Aguilera's 2010 album Bionic, on the song "My Girls" (which was produced and co-written with Le Tigre) and recently on Major Lazer's 2013 album Free the Universe on the song "Scare Me" featuring Timberlee. (wikipedia.org)
  • While unprotected sex between men is undoubtedly a major contributing factor to the epidemic, it remains largely hidden in the data. (wikipedia.org)
  • birth
  • they assume that birth sex ratio-the overall ratio of boys and girls at birth for a regional population, is an indicator of sex-selective abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies and reports that discuss sex-selective abortion are based on the assumption that birth sex ratio-the overall ratio of boys and girls at birth for a regional population, is an indicator of sex-selective abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • One school of scholars suggest that any birth sex ratio of boys to girls that is outside of the normal 105-107 range, necessarily implies sex-selective abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other scholars question whether birth sex ratio outside 103-107 can be due to natural reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • This school of scholars support their alternate hypothesis with historical data when modern sex-selection technologies were unavailable, as well as birth sex ratio in sub-regions, and various ethnic groups of developed economies. (wikipedia.org)
  • years
  • His other stage productions include Single Sex for the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch, Perfect Partners for the Bristol Old Vic and his comedy, Girls' Night Out, a hugely successful play which toured for three years and had a ten-week run in the West End in 1998. (wikipedia.org)
  • the film itself spent three years in production and featured much of the same cast and crew as the original play. (wikipedia.org)
  • several
  • He wrote several plays for them including The Beauty Game, The Cheeky Chappie (about the comedian Max Miller), Soapbox and A Marginal Affair. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, genes are often flanked by several binding sites for distinct transcription factors, and efficient expression of each of these genes requires the cooperative action of several different transcription factors (see, for example, hepatocyte nuclear factors). (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the cause of SS is unknown, it is believed to be under the influence of a combination of genetic, environmental, and several other factors, as is the case with many other autoimmune disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • In the present study we evaluated the metabolic profile, including serum ghrelin, leptin and adiponectin levels, in normal weight, overweight and obese school children and we analyzed the potential changes in anthropometric and metabolic risk factors after a 1-year lifestyle intervention program. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The main determining factor was predation, which accounted for 79 percent of juvenile catbird deaths within the team's three suburban study sites. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The film was adapted from a stage play entitled Pelacur dan Sang Presiden (The Prostitute and the President), which Sarumpaet had written after receiving a grant from UNICEF to study child trafficking trends in Indonesia and promote awareness of the problem. (wikipedia.org)
  • coding region
  • Cotranscription from the two loci results in a transcript that contains a complete coding region for the zinc finger protein but lacks a complete coding region for ciliary neurotrophic factor. (wikipedia.org)
  • season
  • This is a loose estimate as age, sex, season, diet, hereditary and exercise all play a large factor in growth. (redorbit.com)
  • With Chiller airing reruns of the show every Sunday night, the ratings on Chiller led to Comcast informing Entertainment Weekly in a May 31, 2011 report that Fear Factor would be revived for a new season. (wikipedia.org)
  • protein
  • In molecular biology, a transcription factor (TF) (or sequence-specific DNA-binding factor) is a protein that controls the rate of transcription of genetic information from DNA to messenger RNA, by binding to a specific DNA sequence. (wikipedia.org)
  • bind
  • Transcription factors bind to either enhancer or promoter regions of DNA adjacent to the genes that they regulate. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • But this time, researchers can't identify a single problem driving the drop, and are instead pointing to a number of factors, from heart disease to suicides, that have caused a greater number of deaths. (allgov.com)
  • A mutation in this gene, which results in aberrant splicing, leads to ciliary neurotrophic factor deficiency, but this phenotype is not causally related to neurologic disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of these factors, many have less knowledge, skills, and motivation to practice safe-sex and avoid the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • environmental
  • It was this combination of environmental factors that may have contributed to the greatest pandemic of recent times, and, moreover, similar conditions exist throughout Southeast Asia today. (medsci.org)
  • next
  • Official website[dead link] Theatre Productions Ltd - currently producing Dave's play The Naked Truth and has commissioned his next play The Sex Factor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Willow and Tara play with their new kitten, Miss Kitty Fantastico, while planning their class schedule for next year. (wikipedia.org)
  • either
  • Either partner can make decisions… and that includes when and IF to have sex. (galtime.com)
  • The transcription factor can either do this directly or recruit other proteins with this catalytic activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • currently
  • He has a new stage play, The Naked Truth, currently touring the UK for the second time after its successful 13-week tour in Spring 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • period
  • Sure, no means no whether you are a guy or a gal, but if your guy has passed up sex for a prolonged period of time and he is under sixty: Houston, you've got a problem. (galtime.com)
  • American
  • Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare game show that originally aired on NBC between 2001 and 2006. (wikipedia.org)
  • When Endemol USA and NBC adapted it to the American market in 2001, they changed the name to Fear Factor. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2006, Fear Factor faced tough competition with the TV ratings champion, Fox's talent series American Idol on Tuesday nights, and the ratings declined further. (wikipedia.org)
  • various
  • Other transcription factors differentially regulate the expression of various genes by binding to enhancer regions of DNA adjacent to regulated genes. (wikipedia.org)
  • main factor
  • The causes of obesity are multifactorial but the main factor contributing to excessive weight gain in children should be the imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. (biomedcentral.com)