Posts tagged ‘oocytes’

Evolution

  1. Ramani AK, Chuluunbaatar T, Verster AJ, Na H, Vu V, Pelte N, Wannissorn N, Jiao A, Fraser AG. The majority of animal genes are required for wild-type fitness. Cell. 2012 Feb 17;148(4):792-802. PubMed PMID: 22341449.
  2. Loehlin DW, Werren JH. Evolution of shape by multiple regulatory changes to a growth gene. Science. 2012 Feb 24;335(6071):943-7. PubMed PMID: 22363002.

Psychology and human behaviour

  1. Pazda AD, Elliot AJ, Greitemeyer T. Sexy red: Perceived sexual receptivity mediates the red-attraction relation in men viewing woman. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2012; 48: 787-790
  2. Cohen S, Schulz MS, Weiss E, Waldinger RJ. Eye of the Beholder: The Individual and Dyadic Contributions of Empathic Accuracy and Perceived Empathic Effort to Relationship Satisfaction. J Fam Psychol. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22369462.

Men like it when women let them know when they’re happy. Women like it when men share their anger and frustration.

Evidently we women see a man’s willingness to share negative feelings as a sign that he’s invested in the relationship. Cohen says: “That’s telling her something about his availability to engage in the conflict.”

Men feel exactly the opposite about those moments of conflict: They see it as a threat to the relationship. Instead, Cohen says, “They do derive satisfaction when their girlfriends or wives are happy.”

Stem cells/ development

  1. White YA, Woods DC, Takai Y, Ishihara O, Seki H, Tilly JL. Oocyte formation by mitotically active germ cells purified from ovaries of reproductive-age women. Nat Med. 2012 Feb 26;18(3):413-21. doi: 10.1038/nm.2669. PubMed PMID: 22366948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3296965.