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  • 4273π : bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware 

    Barker, Daniel; Ferrier, David Ellard Keith; Holland, Peter W.H.; Mitchell, John B. O.; Plaisier, Heleen; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Smart, Steven D. (2013-08-12) - Journal article
    Background: Teaching bioinformatics at universities is complicated by typical computer classroom settings. As well as running software locally and online, students should gain experience of systems administration. For a ...
  • Abstract knowledge in the broken-string problem : evidence from nonhuman primates and pre-schoolers 

    Mayer, Carolina Patricia; Call, Josep; Albiach-Serrano, Anna; Visalberghi, Elisabetta; Sabbatini, Gloria; Seed, Amanda Madeleine (2014-10-01) - Journal article
    There is still large controversy about whether abstract knowledge of physical problems is uniquely human. We presented 9 capuchin monkeys, 6 bonobos, 6 chimpanzees and 48 children with two versions of a broken-string ...
  • Acoustic communication in insect disease vectors 

    Vigoder, Felipe de Mello; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Gibson, Gabriella; Peixoto, Alexandre Afranio (2013-12) - Journal article
    Acoustic signalling has been extensively studied in insect species, which has led to a better understanding of sexual communication, sexual selection and modes of speciation. The significance of acoustic signals for a ...
  • Activation of a synapse weakening pathway by human Val66 but not Met66 pro-brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF) 

    Kailainathan, Sumangali; Piers, Thomas M.; Yi, Jee Hyun; Choi, Seongmin; Fahey, Mark S.; Borger, Eva; Gunn-Moore, Francis James; O'Neill, Laurie; Lever, Michael; Whitcomb, Daniel J.; Cho, Kwangwook; Allen, Shelley J. (2016-02) - Journal article
    This study describes a fundamental functional difference between the two main polymorphisms of the pro-form of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF), providing an explanation as to why these forms have such different ...
  • Adaptation improves face trustworthiness discrimination 

    Keefe, Bruce D; Dzhelyova, Milena Petrova; Perrett, David I; Barraclough, Nick Edward (2013-06-19) - Journal article
    Adaptation to facial characteristics, such as gender and viewpoint, has been shown to both bias our perception of faces and improve facial discrimination. In this study, we examined whether adapting to two levels of face ...
  • Adaptation to facial trustworthiness is different in female and male observers 

    Wincenciak, Joanna; Dzhelyova, Milena; Perrett, David I.; Barraclough, Nick E. (2013-07-19) - Journal article
    Face adaptation paradigms have been used extensively to investigate the mechanisms underlying the processing of several different facial characteristics including face shape, identity, view and emotional expression. ...
  • Adapting to time : duration channels do not mediate human time perception 

    Curran, WIlliam; Benton, Christopher; Harris, Julie; Hibbard, Paul Barry; Beattie, L (2016-03) - Journal article
    Accurately encoding the duration and temporal order of events is essential for survival and important to everyday activities, from holding conversations to driving in fast-flowing traffic. Although there is a growing body ...
  • Adenosine-mediated modulation of ventral horn interneurons and spinal motoneurons in neonatal mice 

    Witts, Emily Charlotte; Nascimento, Filipe; Miles, Gareth Brian (2015-10) - Journal article
    Neuromodulation allows neural networks to adapt to varying environmental and biomechanical demands. Purinergic signalling is known to be an important modulatory system in many parts of the CNS, including motor control ...
  • ‘Adoption’ by maternal siblings in wild chimpanzees 

    Hobaiter, Cat; Schel, Anne Marijke; Langergraber, Kevin; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2014-08-01) - Journal article
    The adoption of unrelated orphaned infants is something chimpanzees and humans have in common. Providing parental care has fitness implications for both the adopter and orphan, and cases of adoption have thus been cited ...
  • Aesthetic and incentive salience of cute infant faces : studies of observer sex, oral contraception and menstrual cycle 

    Sprengelmeyer, Reiner; Lewis, Jennifer; Hahn, Amanda; Perrett, David I. (2013-05-29) - Journal article
    Infant cuteness can influence adult-infant interaction and has been shown to activate reward centres in the brain. In a previous study, we found men and women to be differentially sensitive to small differences in infant ...
  • African perceptions of female attractiveness 

    Coetzee, Vinet; Faerber, Stella J; Greeff, Jaco M; Lefevre, Carmen Emilia; Re, Daniel; Perrett, David Ian (2012-10-29) - Journal article
    Little is known about mate choice preferences outside Western, educated, industrialised, rich and democratic societies, even though these Western populations may be particularly unrepresentative of human populations. To ...
  • Allelic variation in CRHR1 predisposes to panic disorder : evidence for biased fear processing 

    Weber, Heike; Richter, Jan; Straube, Benjamin; Lueken, Ulrike; Domschke, Katharina; Schartner, Christoph; Klauke, Benedikt; Baumann, Christian; Pané-Farré, Christiane; Jacob, Christian P.; Scholz, Claus-Jürgen; Zwanger, Peter; Lang, Thomas; Fehm, Lydia; Jansen, Andreas; Konrad, Carsten; Fydrich, Thomas; Wittman, Andre; Pfleiderer, Bettina; Ströhle, Andreas; Gerlach, Alexander L.; Alpers, Georg W.; Arolt, Volker; Pauli, Paul; Wittchen, Hans-Ulrich; Kent, Lindsey; Hamm, Alfons; Kircher, Tilo; Deckert, Jürgen; Reif, Andreas (2015) - Journal article
    Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) is a major regulator of the hypothalamicpituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Binding to its receptor CRHR1 triggers the downstream release of cortisol, a hormone needed for regulation of ...
  • Allosteric modulation of zinc speciation by fatty acids 

    Barnett, James P.; Blindauer, Claudia A.; Kassaar, Omar; Khazaipoul, Siavash; Martin, Esther M.; Sadler, Peter J.; Stewart, Alan J. (2013-12) - Journal article
    Background: Serum albumin is the major protein component of blood plasma and is responsible for the circulatory transport of a range of small molecules that include fatty acids, hormones, metal ions and drugs. Studies ...
  • Apes have culture but may not know that they do 

    Gruber, Thibaud; Zuberbuehler, Klaus; Clement, Fabrice; van Schaik, Carel (2015-02-06) - Journal article
    There is good evidence that some ape behaviors can be transmitted socially and that this can lead to group-specific traditions. However, many consider animal traditions, including those in great apes, to be fundamentally ...
  • Applying evolutionary theory to human behaviour: past differences and current debates 

    Brown, Gillian Ruth; Richerson, Peter (2014-07) - Journal article
    Interpretation biases, in which ambiguous information is interpreted negatively, have been hypothesized to place adolescent females at greater risk of developing anxiety and mood disorders than same-aged males. We tested ...
  • Arrays of microscopic organic LEDs for high resolution optogenetics 

    Steude, Anja; Witts, Emily Charlotte; Miles, Gareth Brian; Gather, Malte Christian (2016-05-06) - Journal article
    Optogenetics is a paradigm changing new method to study and manipulate the behavior of cells with light. Following major advances of the used genetic constructs over the last decade, the light sources required for optogenetic ...
  • Assemblage time series reveal biodiversity change but not systematic loss 

    Dornelas, Maria; Gotelli, Nicholas J; McGill, Brian; Shimadzu, Hideyasu; Moyes, Faye; Sievers, Caya; Magurran, Anne E (2014-04-18) - Journal article
    The extent to which biodiversity change in local assemblages contributes to global biodiversity loss is poorly understood. We analyzed 100 time series from biomes across Earth to ask how diversity within assemblages is ...
  • Assessing mood in older adults : a conceptual review of methods and approaches 

    Brown, Laura; Astell, Arlene Jean (2012-02-20) - Journal article
    Background: Accurate measures of mood state are important for understanding and optimizing health and well-being in later life. A range of different mood assessment measures is available, reflecting the variety of ways in ...
  • Assessing public engagement with science in a university primate research centre in a national zoo 

    Bowler, Mark Timothy; Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M; Whiten, Andrew (2012-04-04) - Journal article
    Recent years have seen increasing encouragement by research institutions and funding bodies for scientists to actively engage with the public, who ultimately finance their work. Animal behaviour as a discipline possesses ...
  • Avoidance of wind farms by harbour seals is limited to pile driving activities 

    Russell, Deborah Jill; Hastie, Gordon Drummond; Thompson, David; Janik, Vincent M.; Hammond, Philip Steven; Scott-Hayward, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah; Matthiopoulos, Jason; Jones, Esther Lane; McConnell, Bernie J (2016-05-23) - Journal article
    1. As part of global efforts to reduce dependence on carbon-based energy sources there has been a rapid increase in the installation of renewable energy devices. The installation and operation of these devices can result ...