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Man's best friend lends insight into human evolution

... their owners. What accounts for this piece of convergent evolution between humans and domestic dogs is nothing other than the process of domestication ?the breeding of dogs to tolerate, rather than fear, human company. According to Hare, domesticated dogs' ability to solve social problems may have emerg...

Humpback whales have brain cells also found in humans

...ch, it would be compelling to investigate how many convergent cognitive and behavioral features result from largely dissimilar neocortical organization between the two orders." They also suggest that the current study provides a framework for further investigations into the brain and behavior of cetaceans, whic...

Convergent evolution of molecules in electric fish

...l in a human muscle," says Zakon. Looking at the convergent evolution of sodium channels in these fish helps neurobiologists identify important parts of these proteins relevant to human health, adds Zakon. "When natural selection is acting to cause changes in a part of a molecule, you know it's functionally ...

Research updates 65-year-old genetic discovery

...ts but for different reasons--and is an example of convergent evolution. It was only a few years ago, in 2003, that sensitivity to a bitter compound known as phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) was mapped in human genes. "That gene was found to be controlling whether you can taste PTC or not," says Stone, an associate ...

Agilent Technologies introduces high-capacity human protein removal system for proteomics research

...sibly herbivorous crocodilians," Parker said. "The convergent evolution of the teeth is what makes them look like herbivorous dinosaurs. That's the only thing similar in the entire skeleton. There are no other dinosaur characters in the entire animal." Parker picked up the first fossils in March of 2004 at a p...

Revueltosaurus skeleton unearthed at Petrified Forest upsets dinosaur tale

...sibly herbivorous crocodilians," Parker said. "The convergent evolution of the teeth is what makes them look like herbivorous dinosaurs. That's the only thing similar in the entire skeleton. There are no other dinosaur characters in the entire animal." Parker picked up the first fossils in March of 2004 at a p...

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