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Surprising Behavior Changes in Genetically Modified Syrian Hamsters

Arginine-vasopressin (AVP) is a hormone with a variety of functions, including regulation of blood pressure and water balance. One of the first discoveries of an AVP action in the brain was the finding that it alters social behavior, enhancing a form of social communication in... click to read more

  • Susan Lee | PhD student at Georgia State University
  • Kim Huhman | Professor at Georgia State University
  • Jack Taylor | Postdoctoral research fellow  at Georgia State University
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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 30, 2023
Ancient origins of monogamy: do you tolerate your partner because of your genes?

Considering the wonderful diversity of animal form, function, and behavior, it may come as a surprise that some traits have been repeatedly and independently selected throughout evolution. Monogamy - when male and female reproductive partners form a pair bond and share at least some of... click to read more

  • Rebecca Young | Research Associate at Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 14, 2019