Tag Archive: life history transitions

Pheromone-induced odour learning

social interaction and brain

Mammary pheromone-induced odour learning influences sucking behaviour and milk intake in the newborn rabbit Excerpt: “…several results showed that pups could learn different odorants during successive days of conditioning, and that the more recently acquired cue was the most influential…
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Et tu, Michael Stoddart

terrarium eco system

How our NOSE shaped the human race: Ancestors lost their ability to detect sex pheromones to make men more faithful – and create the stable family unit Excerpt: “Our sense of smell evolved to make human pheromones undetectable” For contrast…
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From 3-D to epigenetically-effected 4-D genome make-up

terrarium eco system

Discoveries in 3-D Genome Make-Up and Genetic Changes: Clarification of differences amidst chromosome pairs and how gene expression is effected by chromosome folding Excerpt: “…offers a useful guide for future studies of the epigenome’s function in our evolution and diseases…
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Imagining that data historically supports evolutionary theory

human-evolution

1) Arguments in the evo-devo debate: say it with flowers! Abstract excerpt: A key question in evolutionary developmental biology is how DNA sequence changes have directed the evolution of morphological diversity. The widely accepted view was that morphological changes resulted…
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In humans, smell is also the dominant sense

human-evolution

Perfume could be the riskiest gift you’ll ever buy February 13 2015 by 1) S Craig Roberts: Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Stirling 2) Caroline Allen: PhD Candidate 3) Kelly Cobey: Honourary Researcher (Psychology: Hormones and Behaviour) at University…
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All of “like kind” in the (bigger) family

achiral glycine

All in the (bigger) family Science 16 January 2015: Vol. 347 no. 6219 pp. 220-221 DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6219.220 by Elizabeth Pennisi Abstract: A decade of genetic data and other evidence has persuaded most researchers that insects and crustaceans, long considered widely…
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Pharmacogenomics

genetic code RNA medium

“The gene, cell, tissue, organ, organ-system pathway is a neuroscientifically established link between sensory input and behavior. Marts and Resnick (2007) stress the importance of this pathway in the context of a systems biology approach to pharmacogenomics.” (Kohl, 2012) “Naftolin…
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