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Zoologists: Lusty voles, mindless of danger, mate like rabbits

...ly arose and persisted because both are successful strategies for procreation. Interestingly, many of the neural and hormonal mechanisms of prairie vole pair-bonding seem to be at play in people experiencing true love. As for whether the research offers any lessons for human behavior, Phelps said it ad...

Can hantavirus infection spread among humans?

...stance, releases Puumala hantavirus via its saliva, urine, and feces. Normally humans become infected by breathing in dust polluted by virus from bank vole secretions or by direct contact with the animal. It has recently been shown in South America that the Andes hantavirus, which is closely related to...

'Expedition Everest' Finds New Species

...urying small bird and rodent carcasses into a subterranean crypt to feed their offspring. * A new subspecies of a small mammal known as the Qinghai vole (Microtus fuscus), which was also a new record for the Sichuan province. * Up to three new species of frogs, eight new species of insects, and ten ...

Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

... burying small bird and rodent carcasses into a subterranean crypt to feed their offspring. ? A new subspecies of a small mammal known as the Qinghai vole (Microtus fuscus), which was also a new record for the Sichuan province. ? Up to three new species of frogs, eight new species of insects, and ten ne...
vole in Biological News

Radio-tracking associated with 'dramatic shift' in water vole sex ratio

Wildlife researchers are being warned that radio-tracking could be affecting the animals they are studying. According to new research published today in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, fitting radio-collars to water voles was associated with a "dramatic shift" in the se...

Cantabrian cornice has experienced seven cooling and warming phases over past 41,000 years

..., forest-dwelling rodents and insectivores flourished and become more frequent in the associations", explains Cuenca-Bescs. We now know that the water vole ( Arvicola terrestris ) dominated in this period. According to the researcher, this domination by woodland species started to decline in the area o...

Global warming linked to European viral epidemic

...ral disease nephropathia epidemica (NE) has been linked to increases in the vole population caused by hotter summers, milder winters and increased seedcrop ...s the voles' staple diet. This plethora of food results in increases in the vole population and warm summers raise the chances that people will visit the fo...

Gene associated with pair-bonding in animals has similar effects in human males

...en studied extensively and has long been linked to vole bonding behaviors. This is the first study to suggest that the wealth of information on vole pair-bonding may also apply to humans and may help...ication, such as autism. A series of studies on vole populations, begun at the NIMH Intramural Research...

Rodent social behavior encoded in junk DNA

...red dramatically between monogamous and polygamous vole species and accounted for their divergent lifestyl...s are much longer in monogamous than in polygamous vole species. But even within a species, there are diff...researchers first showed in cell cultures that the vole vasopressin receptor microsatellites could modify ...

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

...in this region where receptors for the hormone vasopressin are critical for vole pair-bonding, or attachment. "Humans have evolved three distinct but int...she said, "have reported that expressions of attraction in a female prairie vole are associated with a 50% increase in dopamine activity in a brain region r...
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