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February 13, 2013
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Bisphenol A Affects Sex-Specific Reproductive Behaviors in a Monogamous Animal Species, Says MU Researcher

Animal Findings Suggest That Gender May Also Influence Chemical Exposure Risks for Humans COLUMBIA, Mo. — Parents, teachers and psychologists know boys and girls behave differently. However, that difference isn’t taken into account by most methods used to assess the … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
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Scientists Trace Evolutionary History of What Mammals Eat

*Feeding habits haven’t always been what they are today* The feeding habits of mammals haven’t always been what they are today, particularly for omnivores. Some groups of mammals almost exclusively eat meat–take lions and tigers and other big cats as … Continue reading

February 24, 2012
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Pregnant Primates Miscarry When New Male Enters Group

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Pregnant female geladas show an unusually high rate of miscarriage the day after the dominant male in their group is replaced by a new male, a new University of Michigan study indicates. The “Bruce effect” – in … Continue reading

December 13, 2011
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Archaeologists Find New Evidence of Animals Being Introduced to Prehistoric Caribbean

An archaeological research team from North Carolina State University, the University of Washington and University of Florida has found one of the most diverse collections of prehistoric non-native animal remains in the Caribbean, on the tiny island of Carriacou. The … Continue reading

December 9, 2011
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Helping Your Fellow Rat: Rodents Show Empathy-Driven Behavior

*Rats free trapped companions, even when given choice of chocolate instead* The first evidence of empathy-driven helping behavior in rodents has been observed in laboratory rats that repeatedly free companions from a restraint, according to a new study by University … Continue reading

February 23, 2011
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Even in a Crowd, You Remain Unique, UCLA Life Scientists Report

“Am I just a face in the crowd? Is that all I’ll ever be? … Do you think I stand out?” —The Kinks, “A Face in the Crowd”  It may seem paradoxical, but being part of a crowd is what … Continue reading

August 5, 2010
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Sperm May be Harmed by Exposure to BPA, Study Suggests

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—In one of the first human studies of its kind, researchers have found that urinary concentrations of the controversial chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, may be related to decreased sperm quality and sperm concentration.