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Man’s best friend shares similar ‘albino’ gene

Michigan State University researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now.

Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, co-led the study with Joshua Bartoe, an assistant professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and discovered a mutated gene that is associated with a form of albinism in humans. (more…)

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Stress vermindert soziale Fähigkeiten bei Männern und erhöht sie bei Frauen

Akuter psychosozialer Stress führt zu verbesserten sozialen Fähigkeiten und erhöhter Empathie bei Frauen, während Männer mit höherer Egozentrizität reagieren. PsychologInnen um Claus Lamm von der Universität Wien haben die Effekte von Stress auf die Fähigkeit zur Unterscheidung selbst- und fremdbezogener Emotionen und Kognitionen, eine zentrale Fähigkeit für erfolgreiche soziale Interaktion, untersucht. Die Studie erscheint aktuell in der Fachzeitschrift “Psychoneuroendocrinology”.

Die Unterscheidung selbst- und fremdbezogener Emotionen und Kognitionen stellt eine Grundlage für die Fähigkeit dar, sich in andere Personen emotional und gedanklich hineinversetzen zu können. Diese Fähigkeit ist daher zentral für erfolgreiche soziale Interaktion. Zum Beispiel kennen wir alle das Gefühl wie schwer es uns fallen kann, Person zu verstehen, deren Einstellungen und Sichtweisen sich von unseren eigenen unterscheiden. Wie sich Stress auf diese Fähigkeit auswirkt, hat die Arbeitsgruppe von Claus Lamm gemeinsam mit ForscherInnen der Universität Freiburg (Deutschland) und der Scuola Internationale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) Triest untersucht. (more…)

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Being online dating expert still we are doing 5 big mistakes

If you look at the lives of singles there are many who are seen busy planning for things like dating. With the advent of a number of online dating sites, the idea of dating has become simpler and accessible by all. Earlier people feared approaching a girl or a boy however, with anonymity over the web you do not hesitate in approaching women/men for dating. However, whether you happen to be an expert or a novice in online dating one thing is sure, you are bound to make mistakes. The experts might commit fewer mistakes while the newbie would do more. Before you consider yourself as an over confident fellow for being an online dating expert, make sure you check certain mistakes even the seasoned dating guys commit. The following are the big 5 mistakes which experts commit. Let’s check them out:

1). Posting old pictures and inaccurate details

When it comes to making a profile for online dating, many seasoned people are seen committing a mistake of putting inaccurate information on it along with posting older pictures or photos of their friends and other people. Make sure you list down the exact information as you never know you may lose a good person just for uttering a lie over your profile or for the picture you have posted. It is a big mistake, which even experts commit in online dating by starting a relationship with a lie. Never do this. (more…)

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UA Grows Gourmet Mushrooms That Recycle Waste

UA plant scientists are growing gourmet mushrooms on coffee grounds, landscape waste, even pizza boxes – and reducing that waste to compost.

The University of Arizona class is called “Mushrooms, Molds and Man.” Intrigued, undergraduate Lauren Jackson decided to learn about “Kingdom Fungi” and its impact on the world.

He was hooked in a heartbeat. Barely into the course, “I just raised my hand and asked about research opportunities.” That week he started working in the lab with UA mycologist Barry Pryor. (more…)

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Men More Likely To Have An Accurate Memory of Unpleasant Experiences

A woman’s memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man’s if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research undertaken by University of Montreal researchers at Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital. “Very few studies have looked at how ‘valence’ and ‘arousal’ affect memories independently of each other, that is to say, how attractive or repulsive we find an experience and how emotionally provocative it is,” said corresponding author Dr. Marc Lavoie, of the university’s Department of Psychiatry and the hospital’s Fernand-Seguin Research Center. “Our test relied on photos – we found firstly that highly arousing pictures blur women’s capacity to determine whether they’ve seen it before, and secondly that women have a clearer memory of attractive experiences than men. Arousal has an enhancing effect on the memory of men however, as does ‘low valence’ or unpleasantness.” (more…)

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Ancient Domesticated Dog Skull Found in Siberian Cave

*A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with an equally ancient find in a cave in Belgium, indicates that modern dogs may be descended from multiple ancestors.*

If you think a Chihuahua doesn’t have much in common with a Rottweiler, you might be on to something.

An ancient dog skull, preserved in a cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia for 33,000 years, presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with equally ancient dog remains from a cave in Belgium, indicates that domestication of dogs may have occurred repeatedly in different geographic locations rather than with a single domestication event. (more…)

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Mutated Gene Found in Dog Disease the Same in Humans, MU Researchers Find

*Tibetian Terrier dogs could play key role in developing therapy for early-onset Parkinson’s*

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri researchers believe both man and animal will benefit from their discovery that the same gene mutation found in Tibetan Terrier dogs can also be found in a fatal human neurological disorder related to Parkinson’s disease.

Fabiana Farias, a doctoral candidate in Area Genetics at the University of Missouri, found the mutation as part of her thesis research. Gary Johnson, associate professor of Veterinary Pathobiology; Martin Katz, professor of Veterinary Pathobiology, and Dennis O’Brien, a professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, along with a host of researchers from MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine; College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the Mason Eye Institute, recently published the findings in Neurobiology of Disease. (more…)

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