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Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

... to explain why a person in love feels 'driven' to win their beloved, amidst a whole constellation of oth...areas, which are associated with the motivation to win rewards, are central to the experience of being in love." Brown noted that "an important concept is...

Aggressive aquatic species invading Great Lakes

... psychology, and her colleagues report that gobies win territory disputes against native logperch regardless of whether or not they were the original resident of the territory "A territory owner, such as the logperch, is likely to fight hard to make sure it keeps its turf, but round gobies are extremely...

Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

... Those who answered that cars are greater killers win a free trip to the beach. It's really no contest, says a Texas A&M University professor. Your chances of being in a wreck are far greater than being a shark's lunch, says John McEachran, a professor of wildlife and fishery sciences who has studie...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

... Those who answered that cars are greater killers win a free trip to the beach. It's really no contest, says a Texas A&M University professor. Your chances of being in a wreck are far greater than being a shark's lunch, says John McEachran, a professor of wildlife and fishery sciences who has studie...

Agilent Technologies introduces advanced zebrafish, mouse microarrays for stem cell and developmental biology research

... Those who answered that cars are greater killers win a free trip to the beach. It's really no contest, says a Texas A&M University professor. Your chances of being in a wreck are far greater than being a shark's lunch, says John McEachran, a professor of wildlife and fishery sciences who has studie...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...n with no public input can backfire if it fails to win local support," says McGough, a research fellow at Hopkins' Institute of the History of Medicine. "It is as important to make sure that the decision-making body is politically legitimate and accountable to the public as it is to agree on the criteria...

A new molecule discovered in the battle between plants and disease

...lecule that plays a role in the battle plants must win against bacteria and fungi that would eat them for lunch. The group led by Professor Clarence A. "Bud" Ryan isolated a small protein called Pep1 that appears to act like a hormone, signaling to the rest of the plant to raise its defenses at the first...

Stolen gene allows insect virus to enter cells

... fruit fly into viruses, it had to change a lot to win its current starring role in infectivity, Blissard says. He and Lung found that while viral F proteins naturally migrate to the surface of a host cell, F proteins native to the cell appear to stay on the inside. "Membrane fusion goes on all over the ...

Female butterflies go for sparkle -- not size -- when choosing to mate

... where dramatic colors and physical features often win the sexual-selection game, according to the UB researchers. "This is one of the first studies to show that such a small pattern element really matters in female choice," said Antonia Monteiro, Ph.D. a co-author on the paper and UB assistant professo...

ASU researchers find link between social behavior, maternal traits in bees

...hesis were correct, the high pollen-hoarders would win the race and develop ovaries sooner than the low pollen-hoarders. Amdam's prediction proved to be correct when after 10 to 21 days, 76 percent of the high pollen-hoarding strain had developed active ovaries, compared to 42 percent of worker bees in ...

Technique speeds up detecting, treating wound bacteria

...the capabilities required by the Army to fight and win on the battlefield. ...

For diseases, when it comes to sharing a home, only close relatives will do

...tion occurs within the hosts," adds Koskella. To win host resources away from a non-relative, theory assumes the pathogens will increase exploitation of the host and thus cause more severe symptoms. However, if pathogens share the host most often with close relatives, this evolutionary conflict is decr...

Breaks in hibernation help fight bugs

...words, animals with an optimal time of torpor will win out over others, says Luis, who presented her findings at the 91st annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Luis and her colleagues used a simple mathematical model that mimicked the growth of bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella i...

T cells activated to fight HIV basis for dendritic cell therapeutic vaccine

... laboratory version of boot camp may help patients win their battle against HIV, believe University of Pittsburgh researchers. In essence, that's the concept behind the development of a novel therapeutic vaccine loaded with a patient's own souped up dendritic cells, which have been galvanized to rally ot...

Brain's 'gambling circuitry' identified

...n the card the risk of whether they were likely to win or lose their bet that the second card would be higher or lower. Furthermore, the researchers divided that anticipatory period into two subperiods. During a one second period immediately after the first card was displayed, subjects were concentrati...

Different strategies underlie the ecology of microbial invasions

...rriers are rare, whereas chemical killers can only win in a well-mixed environment when chemical carriers are sufficiently abundant. The findings show that the release of chemical toxins is superior as a resident strategy to repel invasions, whereas the release of parasites is superior as a strategy of i...

For Pacific white shrimp, gender matters when competing for food

...ty suggests that, while larger shrimp consistently win over smaller shrimp of the same gender when competing for food, male shrimp will almost always beat female shrimp ?even though adult males of the species are typically much smaller than the adult females of the same age. "Both size and gender are im...

Mysterious 'neural noise' actually primes brain for peak performance

...n Nature Neuroscience on the topic, is starting to win converts. "If you ask me, this is the coming revolution," says Pouget. "It hit machine learning and cognitive science, and I think it's just hitting neuroscience. In 10 or 20 years, I think the way everybody thinks about the brain is going to be in...

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

... example, agree to a coin toss in which they could win $30 but lose $20? While the 16 participants were c...ts. One subject, for example, needed the chance to win $60 to risk losing $10, while another needed only the chance to win $11 to risk losing $10. The rese...

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly 2 years to your lifespan

...e nominated for a Nobel prize but did not actually win one. The researchers looked at winners and nominees in physics and chemistry between 1901 and 1950 (the full list of nominees are kept secret for 50 years). This gave them 528 male scientists with known biographical details (birth and death dates)...

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