Tag Archives: behaviour

Sole Pheromones: “What we have here is a failure to communicate”?

Pheromones are an important, but understudied, facet of reproduction in many animals. What we know about pheromones in fish mostly comes from freshwater species. However, many economically important species are marine. One such is the Senegalese sole

The mind and mouth of a predatory worm

Nematodes (roundworms) are some of the most abundant and successful animals on the planet and are found in nearly every environment capable of supporting life. In order to exploit these hugely diverse habitats, different nematode species have

What does it take to change your behaviour?

Many of the leading causes of illness and death in the world are caused by human behaviours, such as eating a poor diet, being physically inactive, and smoking. Interventions and policies designed to change these behaviours can

Risky attraction to the familiar smell of disease

Many animals remember smells, sights, and sounds (‘cues’) they encounter as juveniles, like the smell of nearby individuals, or their environment. These memorised (or ‘imprinted’) cues can help identify important individuals, such as members of the same

Understanding why behaviours are challenging for dementia family carers

Dementia is a global health challenge that confronts health and social care systems today. It is characterised by global cognitive impairment. However, it is the disruption to daily living and in particular the non-cognitive, (behavioural and psychological)

Antibiotics: what patients don’t know

Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed and precious medicines we have. They cure infections if used correctly but overuse, underuse and usage errors pose risks to patients and the community. Risks include excess side effects, uncured

Consumer and genetically modified food

Nowadays quality and safety influence consumers’ behaviour of food products more and more: so, food labeling has really an important role in the food system and marketing policy. Also the use of new biotechnologies into agri-food system