There is new evidence that the "mother's curse" - the possibility that moms may transmit genes to their children that harm their sons but not their daughters - holds true in animals.
Female beetles that are seasoned fighters put more effort into raising their offspring than mothers with no conflict experience, a study suggests.
Pregnancy sounds like the ultimate form of animal cooperation – mothers share their own bodies to grow and support their children's prenatal development. But in reality, embryos use every trick in the book to take more ...
The textbook "monogamy hypothesis" argues that monogamy favors the evolution of cooperation by increasing sibling relatedness, since helpers are as related to the full siblings that they care for as they are to their own ...
Evolution of hermaphroditic nematode proves deterministic maternal effects can give offspring head start in life
Thank your mothers: A research collaboration between UC Santa Barbara and L'École Normale Supérieure in Paris has proven that deterministic maternal effects can give offspring a better start on life.
Female mammals, including humans, may try to outcompete one another by producing bigger babies, ground-breaking research conducted by scientists at the University of Exeter has suggested.
The eating habits of mothers may be key to keeping wild animal populations steady, a study suggests.
If a mother is already a generous provider, her offspring will nag her less, according to new research in mice by University of Manchester scientists.
An NDSU faculty member is among a group of international researchers studying why older parents produce offspring who tend to have shorter lives.