Powerful Chimp Moms More Likely To Have Homebody DaughtersNews
New findings show that female chimpanzees with high-ranking mothers are more likely to be homebodies. The study suggests that the perks of having a powerful mom can make it worthwhile for some females to stay and reproduce in the same group where they grew up, despite the risks of inbreeding with male relatives.READ MORE
Stray Dogs Understand Human Gestures Without Prior TrainingNews
If you have a dog, hopefully you're lucky enough to know that they are highly attuned to their owners and can readily understand a wide range of commands and gestures. But are these abilities innate or are they exclusively learned through training? To find out, researchers investigated whether untrained stray dogs could understand human pointing gestures.READ MORE
Protein "Bridge" Could Link Complex ALS GeneticsNews
A study in fruit flies has identified a protein which authors say acts as a connection between multiple genes that cause the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) when mutated. The research could point the way towards therapies that address the complex genetics of ALS.
Squirrels that strongly favor their left or right side are less good at learning, new research suggests. The University of Exeter study found that grey squirrels which strongly favored a side did less well on a learning task. They had to learn to use a paw, rather than their mouth, to get nuts.
According to a new study that has implications for how people learn, infants do not try things at random or simply mimic what they see adults doing. Instead, they combine information from their own firsthand experience and the experiences of other people to decide whether to persist in trying to solve a problem.READ MORE
UNIGE researchers have discovered a new gene that causes blindness and
cardiomyopathy. They have also managed to halt the progression of eye disease and treat cardiac disease by administering a food supplement.
Researchers have identified how certain areas of the human brain respond to ADHD medication, which could help in understanding the precise mechanism of the drug used.READ MORE
Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs.
Differences in drug prescribing suggest that black and Asian people with dementia are not receiving the same quality of care as their white peers, according to a new study.READ MORE
A new study has discovered that cannabinoids can affect the metabolism of many drugs used to treat heart disease, and could be linked to strokes.READ MORE
A study that imaged the brain of minipigs before and after consuming sugar water has drawn comparisons between sugar's effect on the brain and that of addictive drugs. The research, from Aarhus University, was published in Scientific Reports.