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Research on testosterone-behavior relationships in humans is assessed in relation to a version of the challenge hypothesis, originally proposed to account for testosterone-aggression associations in monogamous birds. Predictions were that that testosterone would rise at puberty to moderate levels, which supported reproductive physiology and behavior. Sexual(More)
In Study 1, a 40-item questionnaire measuring instrumental and expressive beliefs about aggression, along a five-point scale, was developed. It was based on a 20-item questionnaire (Campbell, Muncer & Coyle, 1992) where the two alternatives were forced choices for each item. In the present study the two sets of beliefs were only moderately correlated(More)
I argue that the magnitude and nature of sex differences in aggression, their development, causation, and variability, can be better explained by sexual selection than by the alternative biosocial version of social role theory. Thus, sex differences in physical aggression increase with the degree of risk, occur early in life, peak in young adulthood, and(More)
Next generation sequencing provides detailed insight into the variation present within viral populations, introducing the possibility of treatment strategies that are both reactive and predictive. Current software tools, however, need to be scaled up to accommodate for high-depth viral data sets, which are often temporally or spatially linked. In addition,(More)
Physiological and behavioral measurements were made in a cohort of 29-month-old male C57BL/6J mice to determine whether any correlated significantly with lifespan. Significant linear relationships with lifespan were found among the physiological measures, including hematocrit and hemoglobin levels and collagen denaturation rate; however, body weight failed(More)
Ethylphenidate is a novel psychoactive substance that is an analogue of methylphenidate. This paper describes its availability, patterns of use, and acute effects. Searches of the scientific and grey literature (publicly accessible Internet resources) were undertaken, using the keywords “Ethylphenidate”, “Ethyl phenidate”, “Ethyl(More)
Within many research areas, such as transcriptomics, the millions of short DNA fragments (reads) produced by current sequencing platforms need to be assembled into transcript sequences before they can be utilized. Despite recent advances in assembly software, creating such transcripts from read data harboring isoform variation remains challenging. This is(More)
The auditory-evoked brainstem response (ABR) was used to assess hearing loss in five inbred strains of mice and all ten combinations of F1 hybrids. The inbred strains are CBA/H-T6J (CH), DBA/2J (D2), C57BL/6J (B6), BALB/cByJ (BY) and WB/ReJ (WB). The F1 hybrids are CHD2, CHB6, CHBY, CHWB, D2B6, D2BY, D2WB, B6BY, B6WB, and BYWB. At middle age (12, 16(More)
The effects of genotype and diet on age-related hearing loss were evaluated using auditory brainstem response (ABR) thresholds and post-mortem cochlear histopathology in 5 inbred mouse strains, CBA/H-T6J (CH), DBA/2J (D2), C57BL/6J (B6), BALB/cByJ (BY) and WB/ReJ (WB), and their 10 F1 hybrid strains. The mice had been maintained since weaning on either a(More)