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Researchers examine closest living relative to primates
Researchers at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, in collaboration with scientists representing institutions around the world, have discovered the closest living relative to primates. View News Article (2007-11-02)

Primates expect others to act rationally
When trying to understand someone's intentions, non-human primates expect others to act rationally by performing the most appropriate action allowed by the environment, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University. View News Article (2007-09-07)

Researchers find an evolutionarily preserved signature in the primate brain
Researchers have determined that there are hundreds of biological differences between the sexes when it comes to gene expression in the cerebral cortex of humans and other primates. View News Article (2008-06-20)

Which came first: Primates' ability to see colorful food or see colorful sex?
The adaptive significance of the unique ability in many primates to distinguish red hues from green ones (i.e., trichromatic color vision) has always enticed debate among evolutionary biologists. View News Article (2007-06-27)

Primates are more resilient than other animals to environmental ups and downs
What sets mankind's closest relatives - monkeys, apes, and other primates - apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs - particularly rainfall- that take their toll on other animals. View News Article (2010-12-02)

New strains of parasites identified
About 600 million people around the world live with whipworms. Most are children in the developing world, whose physical and mental development is stunted by these gastrointestinal parasites. View News Article (2015-01-13)

Pythons and people take turns as predators and prey
People and giant snakes not only target each other for food - they also compete for the same prey, according to a study co-authored by a Cornell University researcher. View News Article (2011-12-15)

A better grasp of primate grip
Scientists are coming to grips with the superior grasping ability of humans and other primates throughout history.  View News Article (2015-04-20)

Novel RNAi-based therapy for anemia stimulates liver to produce EPO
To treat the debilitating anemia associated with reduced erythropoietin (EPO) production by the kidneys in chronic renal disease, patients are often given recombinant human EPO to increase hemoglobin levels. View News Article (2014-10-17)

Fossil ankles indicate Earth's earliest primates lived in trees
Earth's earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles.  View News Article (2015-01-20)

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