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U of S-led team unlocks link between sex and the female brain
An international team of scientists led by Gregg Adams at the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that a protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation, and is the same molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells. View News Article (2012-08-21)

New American Chemical Society video explains why cats lack a sweet tooth
Do cats purrr-ferrr sardines or sweets? The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, today released a new Bytesize Science video that explains why cats, unlike humans and other mammals, are indifferent to sweet flavors. View News Article (2013-03-05)

When every photon counts
The eyes of nocturnal mammals have very large numbers of highly-sensitive rod photoreceptors (the cell type responsible for night vision). They have to perceive light which is less than a millionth of the intensity of daylight. View News Article (2009-04-17)

Our brains are more like birds' than we thought
For more than a century, neuroscientists believed that the brains of humans and other mammals differed from the brains of other animals, such as birds (and so were presumably better). This belief was based, in part, upon the readily evident physical structure of the neocortex, the region of the brain responsible for complex cognitive behaviors. View News Article (2010-07-06)

Field Museum provides gold standard for mammal survey
Putting together the Who's Who of bats, bears, beaked whales and all of Earth's other known mammals was a gigantic task ably assisted by a Field Museum scientific team with access to one of the planet's most extensive and diverse mammal collections. View News Article (2008-10-07)

CNIO team discovers the first real indicator of longevity in mammals
A team of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), headed by CNIO Director María Blasco, has demonstrated in a pioneering study on mammals that longevity is defined at a molecular level by the length of telomeres.  View News Article (2012-09-28)

Climate caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals
A period of global warming from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and animals, spurring a biodiversity boom in western North America, researchers from three research museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. View News Article (2009-08-07)

Dwarf whale survived well into Ice Age
Research from New Zealand's University of Otago detailing the fossil of a dwarf baleen whale from Northern California reveals that it avoided extinction far longer than previously thought. View News Article (2013-04-05)

Adaptive functional evolution of leptin in cold-adaptive pika family
Researchers at the Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences have put forward the viewpoint for the first time that adaptive functional evolution may occur in the leptin protein of the pika (Ochotona) family, a typical cold-adaptive mammal. View News Article (2008-01-23)

The delayed rise of present-day mammals
It took 10 to 15 million years after the dinosaurs were wiped out before modern mammals-including our ancient human ancestors-were able to diversify and rise to their present-day prominence across the globe, a landmark new study has found. View News Article (2007-03-29)

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