Latest Dominance Stories

Ravens Understand The Relationships Among Other Ravens
2014-04-23 12:54:56

University of Vienna Like many social mammals, ravens form different types of social relationships – they may be friends, kin, or partners and they also form strict dominance relations. From a cognitive perspective, understanding one's own relationships to others is a key ability in daily social life ("knowing who is nice or not"). Yet, understanding also the relationships group members have with each other sets the stage for "political" maneuvers ("knowing who might support whom"). The...

2013-08-16 10:09:08

The essence of male beauty is down to the way males use their genes rather than what genes they have, according to a new study into the sexual attractiveness of turkeys. Geneticists have long puzzled over why individuals of the same sex show a greater or lesser degree of sexual attractiveness. In other words - why are some people better looking than others when they're genetically similar? In a new study, published today in the journal PLoS Genetics, scientists turned to male wild...

Adolescent Male Chimps Strive To Be Alphas In Large Community
2012-09-20 11:07:06

An Ohio University anthropologist reports the first observation of dominance relationships among adolescent male chimpanzees, which he attributes to the composition of their community. Hogan Sherrow spent eight years studying the Ngogo community of chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in western Uganda. Ngogo is the biggest chimpanzee community on record, with more than 150 members and about twice as many males as found in other chimp communities across Africa. Unlike their adult male...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

The BioMedical Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles on specific topics in the biological and medical sciences. The latest inclusions cover AdN which is an abbreviation for Adenine nucleotides, Incomplete Dominance which is is a form of intermediate inheritance, and Molasse which are sandstones, shales and conglomerates formed as terrestrial or shallow marine deposits in front of rising mountain chains. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 The BioMedical Magazine EurekaMag.com...

2011-09-28 10:14:51

New study explains why nice people are overlooked as strong leaders Generosity is typically regarded as a virtue. But among leaders, it can be seen as a sign of weakness, according to a new study. The research finds that generosity – in the sense of contributing to the public good – influences a person's status on two critical dimensions: prestige and dominance. "People with high prestige are often regarded as saints, possessing a self-sacrificial quality and strong moral...

2010-05-28 13:39:28

A rival's deep, masculine voice is not enough to challenge a man's dominance, says new study Men with a deep, masculine voice are seen as more dominant by other men but a man's own dominance "“ perceived or actual "“ does not affect how attentive he is to his rivals' voices. His own dominance does however influence how he rates his competitors' dominance: the more dominant he thinks he is, the less dominant he rates his rival's voice. These findings1 by Sarah Wolff and David Puts,...

2009-05-19 11:51:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BioInformatics, LLC (http://www.gene2drug.com) -- the leading market research and advisory firm serving the life science industry -- announces the publication of its latest report, "The Market for Antibodies: Keys to Success for Commercial Suppliers, Vol. III." Given the highly fragmented nature of the pre-made catalog antibodies market, this report is designed to create opportunities for differentiation by providing suppliers with an in-depth...

2009-01-15 10:03:44

Severe protein restrictions normally the only way to avoid brain damage and retardationImagine being forced to say no to a child crying for more food at supper. Sadly, Margie Fischer doesn't have to imagine it; that was normal life at her family's dinner table for years. Her daughter Maggie, now 20, suffers from phenylketonuria (PKU), a genetic disease that means her body can't tolerate anything more than a low-protein diet.PKU is described by scientists as an autosomal recessive genetic...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

By Gloria-Bottini, Fulvia Bottini, Nunzio; Magrini, Andrea; Renzetti, Gabriele; Martinoli, Roberta; Bergamaschi, Antonio; Bottini, Egidio Abstract The well-known relationship between low birth weight and allergies prompted us to investigate a possible pleiotropic effect of ACP1 on these conditions. ACP1 is a polymorphic enzyme that affects signal transduction of insulin and other growth factors, T- cell receptor signaling, and the regulation of flavoenzyme activity. Our aim was to compare...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'