Mothers do favour daughters more!Jan 27, 11:34 am
Washington, Jan. 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mothers favour daughters more than boys when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring.Researchers at Kansas State University and Harvard University studied 2.39 million lactation records from 1.49 million dairy cows and found that cows produce significantly more milk for daughters than for sons across lactation.Barry Bradford, associate professor in K-State's Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, said the study provide the first direct evidence that the sex of a gestating fetus can influence milk production.The researcher said that one possible explanation is that a daughter is able to let her mom know, in advance, that she expects to receive more milk than her brothers.In addition, the researchers found that the sex of the fetus a cow is carrying can enhance or diminish the production of milk during an established lactation and that the sex of the fetus gestated in the first pregnancy has persistent consequences for milk production on the second lactation.One of the researchers said that the study could have implications for humans.The team also found that the percent fat and protein in milk did not differ between cows that gestated a son or daughter, so the quality of milk was the same. The study was published in the journal PLOS One. (ANI)
Global variations in malaria parasites revealed Jun 28, 1:20 pm
Washington D.C, Jun 28 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax is evolving rapidly to adapt to conditions in different geographical locations.Full Story »
Texting changes your brain's rhythm Jun 28, 12:28 pm
Washington D.C, Jun 28 (ANI): There is now a biological reason why you shouldn't text and drive as new study has found that messaging with smartphones can change the rhythm of brain waves.Full Story »
This is your brain when buying music Jun 28, 11:27 am
Washington D.C, Jun 28 (ANI): What happens in the brain when purchasing music? A team of researchers has investigated this question.Full Story »
This new technique will help your shampoos' flow freely Jun 27, 3:20 pm
Washington, D.C., June 27 (ANI) A new study has found a way through which soap products can flow freely.Full Story »
- LIGO may detect formation of black-hole binary stars: Study
- Driverless cars pose 'safety dilemma'
- Scientists have new theory on how 'climate' affects 'violence'
- Dinosaur-era bugs knew how to camouflage
- Earth's present magnetic field isn't 'same old, same old'
- Global warming forecast: Even warmer days ahead
- For volcanoes, 'calm before the storm' holds true
- Soon, waste water may power Kerala homes
- Your win lies in the `eyes` of opponent
- 'Coral zombies' may eat away world's reefs
TOP VIDEO STORIES