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Increases In Dopamine Levels Turn Worker Ants Into Warrior Queens
2014-05-13 03:13:43

[ Watch The Video: Ants Dueling ] North Carolina State University The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA, according to research from North Carolina State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The researchers studied Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), which can undergo significant changes in physiology...

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2010-08-27 06:45:00

Research may help unlock the mysteries of human aging and behaviorScientists have finally sequenced the entire genome of an ant, actually two very different species of ant, and the insights gleaned from their genetic blueprints are already yielding tantalizing clues to the extraordinary social behavior of ants.A result of a ground-breaking collaborative research project led by Danny Reinberg, PhD, professor of biochemistry at NYU Langone Medical Center and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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