Sex and modulatory menstrual cycle effects on sleep related memory consolidation

@article{Genzel2012SexAM,
  title={Sex and modulatory menstrual cycle effects on sleep related memory consolidation},
  author={Lisa Genzel and T. Kiefer and L. Renner and Renate Wehrle and Michael Kluge and Michael Gr{\"o}zinger and Axel Steiger and Martin Dresler},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={37},
  pages={987-998}
}
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