Tag: "social" at biology news
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
...more cooperative neighbors -- thus undermining the social
collective. In new research, evolutionary biologis... within slime mold colonies that are formed by the social
amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. "What we've found is a molecular block to cheating and the genetic ...
Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning
... is with us. Both types of cloning involve complex social
and ethical dimensions that merit public discussio...al cloning, legal issues, and broader cultural and social
implications of cloning. In conjunction with the Choices and Challenges Forum, Virginia Tech's T...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
.... "This is the first report in humans of a natural social
chemosignal that increases sexual motivation," sai...ary fitness of individuals who used this system of social
communication during human evolution," McClintock explained. Other research suggests that w...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...e think, learn and remember; and the links between social
and biological development, among other topics. A ...ty of Colorado The importance of understanding how social
information influences behavior is highlighted by recent, high profile shootings in which unarmed Bl...
Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?
...neering haven't looked at this issue at all, while social
work, nursing, medicine and public health haven't ...ers, including obstetricians, nurses, midwives and social
workers, come into contact with pregnant patients regularly. Are these providers injecting personal ...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
... and use of sound in monitoring their environment, social
interactions, and natural sonar systems ("echolocation"). D'Spain and Wartzok will also discuss the extensive gaps in existing knowledge and will discuss areas of needed research. (Paper 1eID1) THE ACOUSTICS OF EMOTION As computers improve their...
Study confirms link between head and neck cancer and common Asian nut
...to satisfy hunger, to sweeten the breath, and as a social
or cultural practice. However, betel quid also is considered a nuisance in Asia where the reddish juice, generated by the act of chewing betel quid, can be found all over the ground and on public buildings. Also considered a major publ...
Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created
...markers for the patient - and, indirectly, for the social
security system - will be profound. Whereas bio-markers are suitable and desired in every disease field, Peakadilly will initially focus on applications in oncology - operating at the interface of diagnostics and therapeutics. The product of...
DFG research training groups become increasingly international
... various other approaches, venturing as far as the social
sciences. They are studying the interaction between dynamic evolutionary processes, institutional circumstances and human decision-making behaviour. The focus is on combining the strategic aspects with the interactive dynamics. In the Research Train...
Academics find that the finger of destiny points their way
...h may in part be caused by hormonal levels. women social
scientists tended to have higher levels of testost...l male pattern tended not to be in science but in social
science subjects such as psychology and education. A further study also suggests that prenatal horm...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...hers hope to learn how alcohol consumption affects social
behavior as well as gain a better understanding of...ohol addiction and tolerance. "Honey bees are very social
animals, which makes them a great model for studying the effects of alcohol in a social
Deciphering an autism mystery
...c children have reduced ability to process complex social
and emotional information." Another group of researchers used neuroimaging coupled with measurements of human behavior to investigate the autistic brain. Nicole Gage, PhD, at the University of California , Irvine , used magnetoence...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...ch objects and faces they had seen previously. The social
and emotional quality of earlier home life was the...e tests. "The finding that only the social
and emotional quality of these children's homes affected their learning ability in later childhood m...
Emory study details dolphin brain evolution for the first time
...ago. Both increases probably relate to changes in social
ecology (the animals' social
lifestyle) as well, Marino says. In addition to their large brains, odontocetes have demonstrated b...
Yerkes researchers to present array of new data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
...findings potentially explain the species' opposite social
behaviors and implicate CRF in causing monogamy. ...may explain the cellular processes responsible for social
bond formation. (2 pm 3 pm) observed, for the first time, vasopressin is released in the ventral...
Unique new platform offers European scientific community a common voice
...ines ranging from mathematics and chemistry to the social
sciences and humanities. ISE membership is open to all European organizations....
Rice biologists elected AAAS Fellows
...rch in the study of cooperation and conflict among social
insects has been pioneering, and they are again breaking new ground with their most recent work on social
amoebae." Strassmann joined Rice in 1980. Her research centers upon cooperative alliances that...
New AAAS report cites 'serious concerns' with electronic voting
...al and cyber-security experts, election officials, social
and behavioral scientists and other to AAAS for tw...f the issue, participants in the workshop included social
and behavioral scientists, experts in cybersecurity and voting machines, representatives of public i...
Support for fragile X syndrome needed
...roblems, educational needs and the availability of social
services or support for FXS children. All media are welcome to attend this important event: When: Saturday, October 30, 10 am to 3 pm Where: Room 100, Duggan House (3724 McTavish St.) What is so "fragile" about FXS children? Fragile X syndrome ...
Prominent physicist Freeman Dyson to speak at NJIT: Promises and perils of genetic engineering
...n explosion of biodiversity. Dyson will detail the social
and economic consequences - the good and the bad -...He has written a number of books about science and social
issues for the general public, including Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988),...
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