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2009-09-03 11:51:47

U.S. primate researchers say they've used prairie voles as models in understanding early life parent-offspring nurturing impacts on later life relationships. Yerkes National Primate Research Center scientists at Emory University said by influencing early social experience in prairie voles, they have gained greater insight into what aspects of early social experience drive diversity in adult social behavior. Prairie voles are small, highly social, hamster-sized rodents that often form stable,...

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2009-02-12 07:00:00

According to Bianca Acevedo, a New York neuroscientist, love is in the head and not the heart. Acevedo is part a new field in science that seeks to biologically explain love, and so far they have found that love is mostly understood through hormones, genetics, and brain images, according to a report from the Associated Press. "It has a biological basis. We know some of the key players," said Larry Young of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, where he searches for clues as to what...

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2009-01-08 06:45:00

Having trouble with your marriage? Take a pill!  Believe it or not, this could happen, says the researcher who is examining the chemical composition of love.Larry Young states that his ultimate goal is not a love potion but hopes to find information on conditions like autism, which limits the natural ability to create social attachments, by investigating brain chemicals connected to emotional attachment."Biologists may soon be able to reduce certain mental states associated with love to...

2005-07-19 13:29:40

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (July 19, 2005) "“ As animal models go, the vole isn't near the top of the list. In fact, it wasn't even on the list until relatively recently. Not to be confused with the mole, a much smaller and scientifically less-interesting rodent, voles are about the size of hamsters, but more squat. Nevertheless, along with their cousins the mouse and rat, voles have quickly become an invaluable animal model for social behavior and have helped open up the field of...

2005-06-09 19:39:01

A discovery that may someday help to explain human social behavior and disorders such as autism has been made in a species of pudgy rodents by researchers funded, in part, by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). The researchers traced social behavior traits, such as monogamy, to seeming glitches in DNA that determines when and where a gene turns on. The length of these repeating sequences...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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