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Genetic Achilles heel hurts humans fighting hepatitis C
An antimicrobial signaling molecule called IFNλ4 has lower activity against the hepatitis C virus in the vast majority of humans compared with chimpanzees and African hunter-gatherer Pygmies, according to a study published Oct. (2018-10-11)
Wild chimpanzees share food with their friends
Why share food with non-family members when there is no immediate gain? (2018-10-10)
Affable apes live longer, study shows
Male chimps that are less aggressive and form strong social bonds tend to live longer, research suggests. (2018-10-09)
A pheromone-sensing gene that predates land-dwelling vertebrates
Scientists at Tokyo Tech have discovered a gene that appears to play a vital role in pheromone sensing. (2018-10-09)
Dog intelligence 'not exceptional'
People who think dogs are exceptionally intelligent are barking up the wrong tree, new research shows. (2018-10-01)
Turmoil behind primate power struggles often overlooked by researchers
Anyone who peruses relationship settings on social media knows that our interactions with other humans can be intricate, but a new study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that researchers may be overlooking some of these same complexities in the social relations of our closest primate relatives, such as chimpanzees and macaques. (2018-09-17)
One foot in the grave for pheasants that favor a side
Pheasants that more strongly favored one foot over the other die younger than those that don't, new research suggests. (2018-09-13)
Reward of labor in wild chimpanzees
Wild chimpanzees of the Taï National Park, Ivory Coast, hunt in groups to catch monkeys. (2018-09-10)
Ape parasite genomes reveal origin, evolution of leading cause of malaria outside Africa
The genome sequences of ape parasites related to Plasmodium vivax, the main source of mosquito-borne malaria outside Africa, provide insights on the origin and early evolution of the human parasite. (2018-08-20)
Tough life in the savannah? Chimpanzee foods are mechanically more demanding than previously thought
A study led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology has analysed the mechanical properties and the isotopic composition of plant foods eaten by chimpanzees living in the tropical rain forest and savannah woodland. (2018-08-10)
Great tit birds have as much impulse control as chimpanzees
Biologists at Lund University in Sweden have in a recent study shown that the great tit, a common European songbird, has a tremendous capacity for self-control. (2018-07-30)
Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs
Researchers of the University of Amsterdam and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology describe for the first time the scavenging behaviour of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. (2018-07-19)
Primates adjust grooming to their social environment
Researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, show that wild chimpanzees and sooty mangabeys, two primate species who live in complex social groups, choose their grooming partners based on a variety of criteria, including their social relationship with them and their potential partner's dominance rank. (2018-07-10)
Chimpanzees start using a new tool-use gesture during an alpha male take over
Similar to humans, non-human primates combine gestures, facial expressions, and vocalizations in various ways to communicate effectively. (2018-06-28)
Researchers gain insight into infant handling by young bonobos
University of Oregon anthropologist Klaree Boose followed her intuition about her observations of bonobos at a US zoo. (2018-06-19)
Improved ape genome assemblies provide new insights into human evolution
Higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without guidance of the human reference genome. (2018-06-07)
Bridging the gap between human and animal communication
Cooperative turn-taking has been suggested as an ancient mechanism of the language system bridging the existing gap between the articulate human species and our inarticulate primate cousins. (2018-06-05)
Meet three new genes that may have influenced human brain size
Three brain development genes are found only in humans and may have helped drive the rapid expansion of the brain starting roughly three million years ago. (2018-05-31)
Chimpanzee calls differ according to context
An important question in the evolution of language is what caused animal calls to diversify and to encode different information. (2018-05-23)
'Uniquely human' muscles have been discovered in apes
Muscles believed to be unique to humans have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held anthropocentric theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. (2018-05-23)
Deadly malaria's evolution revealed
The evolutionary path of the deadliest human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has been revealed for the first time. (2018-05-21)
Savanna chimpanzees suffer from heat stress
An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, has studied the physiological parameters of savanna and rainforest chimpanzees and compared their water and energy budgets as well as their stress levels. (2018-05-15)
Think chimpanzee beds are dirtier than human ones? Think again
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. (2018-05-15)
Can chimpanzee vocalizations reveal the origins of human language?
Fossil primates provide important clues about human evolution, but the sounds they made and the soft tissue involved in making those sounds weren't preserved. (2018-05-08)
What gorilla poop tells us about evolution and human health
A study of the microbiomes of wild gorillas and chimpanzees offers insights into the evolution of the human microbiome and might even have implications for human health. (2018-05-03)
Massive study across western equatorial Africa finds more gorillas and chimpanzees than expected
A massive decade-long study of Western Equatorial Africa's gorillas and chimpanzees has uncovered both good news and bad about our nearest relatives. (2018-04-25)
Viruses can evolve in parallel in related species
Viruses are more likely to evolve in similar ways in related species -- raising the risk that they will 'jump' from one species to another, new research shows. (2018-04-12)
How does HIV escape cellular booby traps?
Utilizing the humanized mouse model, researchers find that simian immunodeficiency virus, SIV, evolved to infect humans as HIV via Vpu evolving to inhibiting tetherin. (2018-04-04)
How infighting turns toxic for chimpanzees
How did a once-unified community of chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, end up at each other's throats? (2018-03-26)
Adult chimpanzees play more than adult lowland gorillas in captivity
Play is more frequent in captive adult chimpanzees than in captive adult lowland gorillas, according to a study published March 7, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Giada Cordoni and Elisabetta Palagi from Univerity of Pisa in collaboration with Ivan Norscia from University of Turin. (2018-03-07)
Chimpanzees help researchers improve machine learning of animal simulations
Researchers at The University of Manchester are using computer simulations of chimpanzees to improve not only our understanding of how the animals walk, but also the technology we use to do it. (2018-03-06)
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meanings
If a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. (2018-02-27)
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share multiple meanings
Two closely related great ape species, the bonobo and chimpanzee, use gestures that share the same meaning researchers have found. (2018-02-27)
Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years
Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. (2018-02-20)
Chimpanzee self-control is related to intelligence, Georgia State study finds
As is true in humans, chimpanzees' general intelligence is correlated to their ability to exert self-control and delay gratification, according to new research at Georgia State University. (2018-02-08)
Use of primate 'actors' misleading millions of viewers
More needs to be done to educate audiences, including viewers at home and filmmakers, on the unethical nature of using primates in the film industry, says a leading expert in a new study. (2018-01-17)
Unlike people, bonobos don't 'look for the helpers'
By the age of three months, human babies can already follow Mr. (2018-01-04)
Anti-virus protein in humans may resist transmission of HIV-1 precursor from chimps
In humans, an anti-virus protein known as APOBEC3H may defend against cross-species transmission from chimpanzees of the virus that gave rise to HIV-1. (2017-12-21)
Vengeance is sweet and expensive
Living together in communities requires mutual cooperation. To achieve this, we punish others when they are uncooperative. (2017-12-19)
Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus
In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. (2017-12-13)
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