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Apes get emotional over games of chance
Like some humans, chimpanzees and bonobos exhibit emotional responses to outcomes of their decisions by pouting or throwing angry tantrums when a risk-taking strategy fails to pay off, according to research published May 29 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Alexandra Rosati from Yale University and Brian Hare from Duke University. (2013-05-29)
Ravens cooperate -- but not with just anyone
Ravens spontaneously solve a task that requires both coordination and cooperation -- an ability that so far only a handful of species like chimpanzees and elephants have proved to master. (2015-10-07)
Separate genetic mutations gave people, chimps bitter-taste sensitivity
Humans and chimpanzees share the ability to taste, or not taste, a bitter synthetic compound called PTC -- as well as numerous other toxic substances -- but contrary to longstanding scientific thought, they developed that ability through separate genetic mutations, according to new research led by University of Utah and University of Washington geneticists Stephen Wooding, PhD, and Michael Bamshad, MD. (2006-04-12)
New drug technology produces marked improvement in hepatitis C therapy in animals
In a dramatic finding, a new drug for hepatitis C virus infections that targets liver cells produced a substantial drop in blood levels of the virus in animals and continued to work up to several months after treatment, say scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio. (2009-12-03)
Why humans are more sensitive to certain viruses: Primate immune system differences identified
The greater susceptibility of humans to certain infectious diseases when compared to other primates could be explained by species-specific changes in immune signaling pathways, a University of Chicago study finds. (2010-12-16)
Bioinformatics/GIS program aim is to protect chimpanzees
Taranjit Kaur, university veterinarian at Virginia Tech, is creating a program to bridge the gaps between discovery, learning, and the diffusion of information to improve conservation management strategies for chimpanzee populations. (2003-06-20)
A new view of human-chimpanzee genome differences
Comparisons of the human genome and the newly completed draft of the chimpanzee genome have unearthed major differences between the patterns of large duplicated segments of DNA in the two species. (2005-08-31)
Chimps play like humans: Playful behavior of young chimps develops like that of children
Playful behavior is widespread in mammals, and has important developmental consequences. (2011-11-16)
Transcription factors guide differences in human and chimp brain function
Humans share at least 97 percent of their genes with chimpanzees, but, as a new study of transcription factors makes clear, what you have in your genome may be less important than how you use it. (2009-12-07)
Children prefer cooperation
Children, but not chimpanzees, prefer to collaborate. (2011-10-13)
Great apes think ahead
Apes can plan for their future needs just as we humans can -- by using self-control and imagining future events. (2008-06-18)
Tool-wielding chimps provide a glimpse of early human behavior
Chimpanzees inhabiting a harsh savanna environment and using bark and stick tools to exploit an underground food resource are giving scientists new insights to the behaviors of the earliest hominids who, millions of years ago, left the African forests to range the same kinds of environments and possibly utilize the same foods. (2007-11-12)
Orangutan's spontaneous whistling opens new chapter in study of evolution of speech
An orangutan's spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning. (2008-12-11)
CARTA to digitize extensive primate collection this summer
To help trace the origins of the human species, and potential links to other primates, researchers with the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny -- a joint organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies -- will begin digitizing and examining skeletal specimens and related medical records this summer from more than two dozen chimpanzees. (2009-06-16)
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