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Why does Alzheimer’s Disease afflict far more women than men? Why do some women report problems with memory and concentration during menopause?

Science can offer few answers, for a simple if frustrating reason: most basic biomedical research is conducted in males. Emily Jacobs, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at UC Santa Barbara, discusses the gaps in knowledge and why it's a pivotal time for advancing women's brain health in the UCSB Library's Pacific Views Speaker Series.


Jacobs' lecture considers the intersection between gender equity in STEM and the status of women's health -- not as concurrent phenomenon, but connected ones. 

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