Women have stronger immune systems than men

As anyone familiar with the phrase “man-flu” will know, women consider themselves to be the more robust side of the species when it comes to health and illness. Now new research seems to support the idea.

The research focuses on the role of MicroRNAs encoded on the X chromosome to explain why women have stronger immune systems to men and are less likely to develop cancer.

The research, from Ghent University in Belgium, focused on MicroRNA, tiny strains of ribonucleic acid which alongside DNA and proteins, make up the three major macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life.

Read more at Ghent University, Belgium