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Even for cows, less can be more

With little research on how nutrition affects reproductive performance in dairy cows, it is generally believed that a cow needs a higher energy intake before calving. Research by University of Illinois scientists challenges ...

Aug 13, 2013 not rated yet 0

Long-lived mice are less active

Female mice with a high life expectancy are less active and less explorative. They also eat less than their fellow females with a lower life expectancy. Behavioral biologists from the University of Zurich ...

Jul 04, 2013 not rated yet 0

Survival of the females

It is well known that many mammals are able to adjust the ratio of male and female young depending on the surrounding conditions at the time of conception. A recent study in the group of Christine Aurich ...

Dec 18, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

DREADD-ing your next meal

In the face of the growing obesity epidemic, much research has focused on the neuronal control of feeding behavior. Agouti-related protein (AgRP) neurons express three proteins that have been implicated in changes in energy ...

Mar 01, 2011 not rated yet 0

Winter sports threaten indigenous mountain birds

In the winter months, the mountain ranges of central Europe attract thousands of tourists for skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor sports, but conservationists fear this annual invasion may threaten indigenous bird species, ...

Jan 11, 2011 3 / 5 (2) 0