social
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2016
Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.
Pleasure To Smell You
Pleasure To Smell You
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2015
People tend to sniff their mitts after shaking hands with someone of the same sex, suggesting that the traditional greeting may transmit chemosensory signals.
Bouncing Back
Bouncing Back
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.
The Genetics of Society
The Genetics of Society
Claire Asher and Seirian Sumner | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms by which a single genotype gives rise to diverse castes in eusocial organisms.
Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism
Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism
Jef Akst | Sep 11, 2014
A preliminary trial finds that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 12, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Week in Review: June 3–7
Week in Review: June 3–7
Jef Akst | Jun 7, 2013
Crowdsourcing biomedical research; bird flu contagion?; zebrafish shed light on inherited muscle disorder; the economics of the Human Genome Project; the epigenetics of pair bonding
Glass Shape Speeds Drinking
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2012
The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.
A Peer Review Revolution?
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2012
A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.