Tag: "behavior" at biology news
Prestigious new nutrition research center being established at UNC-CH with NIH funding
...archassistant professor of epidemiology and health behavior
and health education;Myron E. Hinsdale, clinical instructor in pathology and laboratory medicine;Anna Maria Siega-Riz, assistant professor of maternal and child health andnutrition; and Robert M. Aris, assistant professor of medicine. Styblo ...
New paleontology research from Natural History Museum of L.A. at international conference
...ortant information on the reproductive biology and behavior
ofsauropods. (Photo available). The Origin of Jaws: Scientists have long debated the origins of the Great WhiteShark. Is it a relative of the extinct 'great-toothed' sharks that swam 55 to 3million years ago, or did they evolve from the extinct n...
UF research ties homosexual behavior in beetle to evolution
GAINESVILLE -- In a new hypothesis for a behavior
observed in a number ofspecies, two researchers sa...process of natural selection may explainhomosexual behavior
in a beetle that preys on citrus in South Florida. An article about the research co-authored...
Neurons produced during adulthood react to stimuli
...s affiliatedwith the University's neuroscience and behavior
program, will present theresearch at the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Miami, Fla., Oct.23-28. Until recently, it was believed that production of neurons in mammals ceasedsoon after birth. However, research within the past decade has sh...
Brain compound's anti-aggression effects appear to reverse in monogamous male rodents
...ain's production of a compound linked toaggressive behavior
in mice, according to new results from researchers...vestigate nitric oxide's relationship toaggressive behavior
<ahref="http://www.jhu.edu:80/news_info/news/home95/nov95/mice.html">four yearsago , when th...
Wolf response to climate change can impact ecosystem
...ange by using data collected over 40 years on wolf behavior
and how it affected moose and their impact on fir saplings on Isle Royale," explained Peterson. " Wolves responded to increasingly snowy winters by hunting in larger packs, and consequently, were able to triple the number of moose killed per day co...
Exercise improves learning and memory
...red in the dentate gyrus correlate with a learning behavior
associated with this region of the brain. Numerous human studies have shown that exercise increases alertness and helps people to think more clearly. Recently, Gage demonstrated that new nerve cells grow in the adult human dentate gyrus. If the same...
Smells may trigger alcohol craving, and relapse, among alcoholics
...ently, people were predominantly interested in the behavior
of drinking itself, what Gonzales called "self-adm...stand the neurobiology of alcohol- or drug-seeking behavior
which, when combined with behavior
modification and appropriate therapeutic agents, can greatly adva...
JMU builds supercomputer for national model undergraduate program
...omponent involves fluid dynamics, the study of the behavior
of liquids and gases. A fluid dynamics lab is currently being built in JMU's physics department. The experiments that are being developed for use by the students in the fluids laboratory will be designed with the idea of providing real examples of ...
Men more sensitive than women to fat-reduced label
...ing attention to fat and calorie content was a new behavior
for them. The College of Health and Human Development researcher will detail his study today (Nov. 16) at the North American Association for the Study of Obesity meeting in Charleston, S.C. His paper, "Examining the Relative Importance of External...
Scientists discover how to make nanostructures assemble themselves
...discovery has yielded surprising insights into the behavior
of materials at very small scales, while spawning many basic research questions. It also could pave the way to a new generation of miniature products, from computer memory chips and video components to devices for sorting DNA molecules. Professor o...
Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events
...irst look at certain strange features and puzzling behavior
on the frozen continent that contribute to climate. These include icy tributaries that feed large frozen streams that push icebergs into the sea; long, sinuous rows of snow dunes that are subjected to fierce, constant winds, but hold their places for...
Study finds no evidence hormone benefits autism
...es involving parents and doctors rating children's behavior
and symptoms. Autism is a rare but frequently devastating condition that usually becomes apparent within the first year of life, the researchers said. Three or more times more boys are affected than girls, and both the cause and effective treatmen...
Younger people are at greater risk for alcohol problems
...mes into their head." In other words, anti-social behavior
involves a range of behaviors that tend to get peo...le; early-onset alcoholism facilitates anti-social behavior
in those individuals who already have impulse-control problems, most likely by further weakening imp...
U-M Medical School receives $4 million for new bioinformatics program
...dual components of a living cell to the integrated behavior
of the entire organism. "The Human Genome Project and advances in molecular biology have generated a flood of new data about individual components of cells," said Allen S. Lichter, M.D., dean of the U-M Medical School. "Yet we know very littl...
Mouse embryo hints at how mammalian body forms
... They made their discovery by tracing the fate and behavior
of a key group of cells in the early embryo, known as the inner cell mass, from its origin in the so-called blastocyst stage -- when the embryo is a free-floating, hollow ball of cells -- through to its progression into the later embryo, implanted in...
Chromosome centers defined and sequenced for model plant
...egments of DNA should shed light on the nature and behavior
of chromosomes," said Preuss. "It could help define the centromeres in more complex organisms, boost plant genomics, and speed the development of artificial chromosomes for use in plant engineering," she added. "This now makes Arabidopsis the leading...
Americans still face dietary challenges
... Glanz conducted an extensive review of dietary behavior
change programs throughout the U.S. Her research indicates that programs that encourage dietary behavior
change are most effective with individuals who are motivated by having or being at high risk for die...
Gene mutation alters feeding behavior
... understanding of the connection between genes and behavior
at the molecular level is a major goal of neurobio...e paper. "I believe a lot of the genetics of human behavior
will be understandable in molecular terms through a change in a single ion channel or single recepto...
UNC-CH scientists create world's smallest pieces of ice
...lt, ice floats instead of sinking. The more normal behavior
is for solids to sink in their own liquid phases. "We know that when it freezes, water forms a unique hexagonal ring structure, which accounts for its low density and the fact that it floats in water," Miller said. "Understanding the hydrogen bondin...
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