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New Royal Society journal studies

...bury, PB 4800, CHRISTCHURCH 8008, New Zealand The social implications of winner and loser effects by Dr LA ...ida A queen is, by definition, a sole producer in social insects. Theory paradoxically predicts that workers prefer to produce sons in colonies headed by a o...

The blotchier the face, the better the wasp

...that don't signal their qualities honestly receive social sanctions. Moreover, it's the first report of such...vidence that these dishonest visual signals have a social cost," said Elizabeth A. Tibbetts, a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Insect Science at the U...

Global warming: Informal networking is the key to a swift response

...effective response to environmental crises lies in social and relationship factors, as much as in technical .... "This is an example of a resource that builds on social relationships to identify potential future threats, its approach could be more widely used to make g...

Declining fish supply linked to wildlife consumption in West Africa, Science study reports

...t of Ghana made the observation that political and social discontent nearly always occurred in bad fishing years, Brashares considered other phenomena that could be linked to bad fishing years. "I wondered if I could uncover a signal linking fish supply to wildlife declines and the bushmeat trade," said Br...

New study links low fish supply to increased bushmeat hunting

... "Unemployment for fishers has significant social and economic impacts since Ghanaian fishers are generally poorly educated and landless with few other options for income generation," wrote Atta-Mills. "Many unemployed fishers have migrated to the cities looking for work that is simply unavailable a...

Academy eBriefings offer comprehensive reports on more than 100 cutting-edge scientific issues

...wered vehicles, and other cutting-edge science and social issues. Sponsored by the Academy, one of the U.S.'s oldest and most respected scientific institutions, eBriefings offer a compendium of what today's researchers in the U.S. and abroad are most concerned about. With the 100th eBriefing, the Academy ...

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) appears to modify elements of alcoholism

... Researchers used structured interviews to obtain social background, drinking history, history of violence while intoxicated, history of alcohol withdrawal, and family history of alcoholism. The comparison control group consisted of 336 nonalcoholic male subjects. DNA was extracted via blood, and the G19...

University of South Florida designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society

...e. The team will provide comprehensive medical and social services as well as education, outreach and research opportunities to the HD community. "This is great news," said neuroscientist Juan Sanchez-Ramos, PhD, MD, who directs the HDSA Center of Excellence at USF. "The Center of Excellence will focus on...

Genetic science inspires opera

... to raise awareness of biomedical research and its social implications. Scientists at Newcastle University and at the University of Oxford's Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics provided advice on the scientific content of the work....

Novel biotoxin being studied for use in opioid withdrawal

...r families, and society as a whole. The health and social consequences include HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, and C, tuberculosis, fetal effects, violence, and crime. Family life, workplace, and educational environments are all affected, with associated costs reaching billions of dollars each year. "There's a need...

How city dwellers and living things put the green into our urban open spaces

...ding producing 60 hours of video footage recording social and ecological changes through the year. ...: "Our research has highlighted the ecological and social diversity of urban landscapes, tracking some of the flora and fauna of cities. These plants and ani...

Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity

...ributions to pro-social attitudes: a twin study of social responsibility by Dr JP Rushton A new study surpr...gly shows genes, more than home environment, shape social responsibility attitudes. 174 pairs of identical twins and 148 pairs of non-identical twins from the...

Obesity gets you where you live, UH study finds

..., community psychology, geography, policy science, social ecology and social marketing. ...

Children's Hospital Boston launches major genetic study of autism

...its, particularly communication deficits, impaired social interaction and repetitive behaviors. Affecting about one in 1,000 people, it is now thought of as a spectrum of disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. There is no specific medical treatment, although b...

Baby songbirds and human infants learn sounds in similar ways

...onal Academy of Sciences , are the first to show a social influence on how birds learn their song by analyzi...s and siblings. In nature zebra finches are highly social birds that breed in colonies of up to several hundred pairs. A young bird learns its song by imitati...

Europe's fishermen should have marine 'stewardship' role, says study

...he decision-making process." Professor Tim Gray, a social science researcher in the project team, said: "Greater stakeholder involvement in fisheries governance of the North Sea is a necessity, both to enhance the quality of management decisions, and to ensure compliance with fisheries regulations." Dr Jak...

Study in Royal Society journal on first evidence for magnetic field detection in sharks

...ngs show that the brain areas that activate during social interactions in birds are strikingly similar to th...cial songbird species, researchers have shown that social interactions activate brain areas in a manner proportional to the species' typical group sizes. Thus...

Leibniz prizewinners 2005

...nce, she is also interested in the developments in social and communication history, including religious revival movements and new forms of social and family interaction. Her research is currently concentrated on the question of how the social or...

Hummingbirds lose power at high altitudes

...maneuverability at higher elevations affects their social interactions and determines which of them dominates the flower territory. Althshuler showed in his Ph.D. dissertation that "there's a very strong correlation at high altitudes between maximum power output and how much of that excess power is availabl...

Encouraging results of gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency

...up, all patients were at home in normal family and social environments, without restrictions on activities or exposure." An accompanying commentary (p 2155) by Marina Cavazzana-Calvo and Alain Fischer (Hpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France) discusses all clinical research done in this field: 'Remarka...

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(Date:7/30/2014)... Scientists studying the potential effects of climate change ... focusing on the wrong factors, according to a ... Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Queensland, and other ... conservation science is missing the point when it ... majority of climate change scientists focus on the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... points is a straight line, and now Harvard researchers ... axiom to heart. , Though competition among individual ... racing for the chance to fertilize the egg, Harvard ... that allow them to take a straighter path to ... Heidi Fisher, a post-doctoral student working in the lab ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) ... 2014. The election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions ... research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will ... Meeting -- which will be held November 16-19, 2014 ... is a professor with the Department of Plant, ...
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