Friday, September 3, 2010

New study into gender and anxiety

Women suffer from anxiety, including specific phobia, at about twice the rate of men.  Mohamed Kabbaj (Florida State University) has won a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to look into these sex differences.  He will be investigating, among other things, the role of testosterone and a gene designated zif268, or 'zif' for short.