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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

New Big Data Era Pushes Training Need for Bioinformatics in Life Sciences

Apr. 29, 2015 — In the advent of big data, the requirement for bioinformatics training as an integral part in life science research is becoming increasingly apparent. For the first time, an international consortium ... read more

Soldier Beetle Went a-Courtin'

Apr. 29, 2015 — Being bigger and bolder holds various benefits for male soldier beetles. They enjoy higher rates of successful courtship and more often land a larger, more fertile ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Biologists who study animal behavior suggest that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — The good relationship between humans and dogs was certainly influenced by domestication. For long, it was assumed that humans preferred particularly tolerant animals for breeding. Thus, cooperative ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef, new research shows. Removing predatory fish such as coral trout and snapper, through fishing, ... read more

Gene Signatures Predict Doxorubicin Response in Canine Osteosarcoma

Apr. 19, 2015 — A gene expression model that predicts canine osteosarcoma response to doxorubicin has been identified by researchers, potentially allowing veterinary oncologists to better choose which drug to use ... read more

New Mouse Model for the Study of Neurofibromatosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — New mouse models for the study of principal malignant tumor associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 have been developed by researchers. Neurofibromatosis are disorders of the nervous system that ... read more

Frog Uses Different Strategies to Escape Ground, Air Predators

Apr. 15, 2015 — Frogs may flee from a ground predator and move towards an aerial predator, undercutting the flight ... read more

Use of Insects in Animal Feed Seen as Favorable by Farmers, Sector and Consumers

Apr. 15, 2015 — The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favorable, so has recent scientific research shown. The use of insects in animal feed is one ... read more

Infectious Ants Become Antisocial

Apr. 14, 2015 — Combining experiments and epidemiological modeling, scientists explore how cleaning behavior affects disease spread in ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study documents injuries inflicted in life and death to a large tyrannosaurine dinosaur. The paper shows that the skull of a tyrannosaur genus, Daspletosaurus, suffered numerous injuries during ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — The question if humans can communicate via pheromones in the same way as animals is under debate. Cell physiologists have demonstrated that the odorous substance Hedione activates the putative ... read more

The Hoo's Hoo of Gibbon Communication

Apr. 7, 2015 — The secret communication of gibbons has been interpreted for the first time, researchers report. The research reveals the likely meaning of a number of distinct gibbon whispers, or 'hoo' ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — In a side-by-side comparison, a robotic predator can frighten zebrafish just as well as the real thing, a new experiment demonstrates. These results may help advance understanding of fear and anxiety ... read more

Apr. 4, 2015 — Using a multigenerational experiment research has shown for the first time that when reef fish parents develop from early life at elevated temperatures they can adjust their offspring's sex ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by populations of ... read more

'Firefly' Mechanism Makes Cancer Studies More Efficient, Less Expensive

Apr. 1, 2015 — The mechanism that makes fireflies glow through a process called bioluminescence can be used to study tumor response to therapy as well, researchers have found. Bioluminescence has a major role in ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Male mice sing ultrasonic vocalizations beyond human hearing to seduce females, according to a new study. The male's loud, more complex hailing song is replaced by a softer, simpler song when ... read more

Widespread Agricultural Contaminant Impacts Fish Reproductive Behavior

Apr. 1, 2015 — A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviors of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — As average global temperatures rise, animals dependent on external sources to raise their body temperature may spend more time in the shade and less time eating and reproducing. Now, a study of the ... read more

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