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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function, Study Shows

Mar. 1, 2017 — The goal of a new study was to explore whether fecal microbiota from human IBS patients with diarrhea has the ability to influence gut and brain function in recipient mice. Using fecal transplants, ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Walking on our heels, a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates, confers advantages in fighting, according to a new study. Although moving from the balls of the feet ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A remarkable 250-million-year-old 'terrible-headed lizard' fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. The fossil unexpectedly provided the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — A giant pterosaur – a toothless flying reptile with a 10 metre wingspan – may have been the dominant predator in ancient Romania, suggests new research. The creature has a considerably shorter ... read more

Monkey Fights Help Explain Tipping Points in Animal Societies

Feb. 10, 2017 — Previous studies of flocks, swarms, and schools suggest that animal societies may verge on a "critical" point -- in other words, they are extremely sensitive and can be easily tipped into a ... read more

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: New Study Shows Some Animal Welfare Issues Get More Media

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have published the first review of how wild animal welfare is reported in the UK media. The research suggests that an animal welfare issue is more likely to attract media coverage if it ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A researcher found and recorded the Cuatro Ciénegas cichlid, a rare fish by the scientific name of Herichthys minckleyi, using a stealth mating strategy called sneaking to slip his DNA into the next ... read more

Researchers Seek to Improve Welfare in Captive Birds of Prey Through Olfactory Enrichment

Feb. 6, 2017 — For the first time, researchers are exploring ways to improve welfare in captive birds of prey through olfactory enrichment -- or using scent cues to alleviate boredom and encourage ... read more

Promiscuous Lamprey Found to Conduct 'Sham Matings'

Feb. 6, 2017 — The nonparasitic lamprey Lethenteron kessleri mates repeatedly without releasing eggs, in a behavior termed “sham mating,” suggesting the possibility that females choose their mates while engaged ... read more

'Love Hormone' from Insects as Potential Drug Lead for Inhibiting Preterm Labor

Feb. 1, 2017 — An oxytocin-like neuropeptide ("inotocin") exhibited a specific pharmacological profile for the human receptors of oxytocin (known as the "love hormone") and vasopressin, report ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Shocking is one word Jill Pruetz uses to describe the behavior she witnessed after a chimp was killed at her research site in ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Researchers have described a little known yet fascinating aspect of the behavior of Lybia crabs, a species which holds sea anemones in each of its claws (behavior which has earnt it the nickname ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — A biology graduate student played a harmonious duet of singing wrens from a recording she captured out in the field during a recent trip to Costa Rica, to learn about how they learn a new tune with a ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — When it comes to predators, scientists find larger sheephead that consume bigger urchins help keep that population under ... read more

Research Advances Understanding of Defenses Against Antibiotic-Resistant Klebsiella Bacteria

Jan. 25, 2017 — Klebsiella bacteria cause about 10 percent of all hospital-acquired infections in the United States. K. pneumoniae sequence type 258 (ST258) is one of the Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Animal welfare on huge rangelands is a challenge. Researchers are collaborating to find ways to help ranchers better manage livestock and improve animal welfare. Researchers in Australia are very ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — The specific cues that trigger an animal's natural defense vary depending on the species and its history in the ecosystem, a new study ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Wasps have trading partners and compete for the 'best trade deals,' scientists have ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Insects, like mammals including humans, sort chemicals by taste into a few categories and use this information to decide whether to ingest or reject food. Researchers have identified a receptor ... read more

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