Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.
'Labs Are Told to Start Including a Neglected Variable: Females' - NY Times, 14 May 2014
BY: RONI CARYN RABIN
For decades, scientists have embarked on the long journey toward a
medical breakthrough by first experimenting on laboratory animals. Mice
or rats, pigs or dogs, they were usually male: Researchers avoided using
female animals for fear that their reproductive cycles and hormone
fluctuations would confound the results of delicately calibrated