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Dominance relationships in a family pack of captive arctic wolves

Researchers investigated how family bonds might influence dominance behavior in a captive wolf pack of Canis lupus arctos.

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On the intrinsic sterility of 3D printing
Bioengineering Biotechnology Microbiology
571 views · 49 downloads
Russell Y. Neches, Kaitlin J. Flynn, Luis Zaman, Emily Tung, Nicholas Pudlo
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Eurasian jays do not copy the choices of conspecifics, but they do show evidence of stimulus enhancement
Animal Behavior Zoology
633 views · 30 downloads
Rachael Miller, Corina J. Logan, Katherine Lister, Nicola S. Clayton
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Development of olfactory epithelium and associated structures in the green iguana, Iguana iguana—light and scanning electron microscopic study
Biodiversity Veterinary Medicine Zoology Histology
154 views · 22 downloads
Olga Sapoznikov, Petr Cizek, Frantisek Tichy
1 December
Risk factors for in-hospital mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients 80 years old or older: a retrospective case-series study
Cardiology Epidemiology Geriatrics Nursing Surgery and Surgical Specialties
123 views · 27 downloads
Jacek Piątek, Anna Kędziora, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Marta Olszewska, Bryan HyoChan Song, Karol Wierzbicki, Irena Milaniak, Tomasz Darocha, Dorota Sobczyk, Bogusław Kapelak
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PATMA: parser of archival tissue microarray
Computational Biology Pathology Histology
151 views · 20 downloads
Lukasz Roszkowiak, Carlos Lopez
1 December
Grassland productivity in response to nutrient additions and herbivory is scale-dependent
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