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A phylogenetically diverse set of animals are able to orient by the Earth's magnetic field, but how they do so is an open problem. A new study identifies ion channels in the avian inner ear that could detect magnetic fields via induced electric fields.
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We molecularly examined brains from 186 hunter-killed Mourning Doves () and 11 Rock Pigeons () from eastern Tennessee for . Two doves (1%) were PCR- and sequence-positive, whereas all pigeons were PCR...
This study was conducted to explore the regulatory role of the target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) signaling pathway in crop milk synthesis in breeding pigeons (Columba livia). Three groups of breed...
The most well recognized magnetoreception behavior is that of the magnetotactic bacteria (MTB), which synthesize membrane-bounded magnetic nanocrystals called magnetosomes via a biologically controlle...
Skinner's (1948) 'Superstition' in the Pigeon paper proposed that accidental response-reward contingencies, via adventitious reinforcement, could operantly condition the behaviors of pigeons under fix...
Leucine (Leu) plays a critical regulatory role in protein synthesis, however, the effects and molecular mechanisms of Leu on crop milk protein in the domestic pigeons (Columba livia) are still unknown...
The goal of this clinical research study is to find out if the combination of ARN-509, abiraterone acetate, and prednisone can be given with either ipilimumab or cabazitaxel plus carboplat...
The investigators aim to examine the genetic determinants of interstitial lung disease in a cohort of subjects with regular exposure to pigeons, a known cause of one form of interstitial l...
Human Laboratory Trial of Doxazosin for Cocaine Dependence: Accumulating evidence implicates noradrenergic (NE) systems in mediating the effects of stimulants (1-8). Mice lacking NE £\ -1...
Family in the order COLUMBIFORMES, comprised of pigeons or doves. They are BIRDS with short legs, stout bodies, small heads, and slender bills. Some sources call the smaller species doves and the larger pigeons, but the names are interchangeable.
An order of BIRDS comprised of PIGEONS; DOVES; and an extinct family that includes dodos.
Group of alpharetroviruses (ALPHARETROVIRUS) producing sarcomata and other tumors in chickens and other fowl and also in pigeons, ducks, and RATS.
A genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria in the family FLAVOBACTERIACEAE that causes exudative SEPTICEMIA in ducks, pigeons, and other domestic and wild birds.