Tag: Research

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    Can Laughter Make Our Lives Better? Researchers Say Yes

    Research from the UA's Eller College of Management suggests that humor is a good thing in certain situations, but its effectiveness depends on your end goal.

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    Chickens ‘closer to dinosaurs’ than other birds

    New research suggests that chickens have experienced fewer gross genomic changes than other birds as they evolved from their dinosaur ancestor.

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    University Biologists Find Answer to 100-Year-Old Question

    The UA team, headed by Michael S. Barker, assistant professor and director of bioinformatics in the UA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has found that polyploidy, the duplication of whole genomes, has occurred many times during the evolution of insects, the most diverse group of animals.