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Scientists made a single-cell-resolution map of brain genes in humans and other primates
A group of scientists led by Philipp Khaitovich, a professor at Skoltech, conducted a large-scale study of gene expression in 33 different brain regions of humans, chimpanzees, macaques and bonobos using the single-cell-resolution transcriptomics technologies and made a map of the different brain regions with their specific cell structures. (2020-06-04)
'Single pixel' vision in fish helps scientists understand how humans can spot tiny details
Recently discovered 'single-pixel vision' in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot tiny details in their environment -- like stars in the sky. (2020-05-29)
Sea snakes have been adapting to see underwater for 15 million years
A study led by the University of Plymouth (UK) has for the first time provided evidence of where, when and how frequently species have adapted their ability to see in color. (2020-05-28)
The genome of chimpanzees and gorillas could help to better understand human tumors
A new study by researchers from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), a joint center of UPF and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), shows that, surprisingly, the distribution of mutations in human tumors is more similar to that of chimpanzees and gorillas than that of humans. (2020-05-21)
New HIV vaccine combination strategy provides better and more durable protection
Emory researchers and their colleagues have shown a new HIV vaccine is better at preventing infection and lasts longer. (2020-05-11)
KIST-CUK research team develops vaccine platform applicable to various viruses
MERS, which struck South Korea in a 2015 outbreak, was caused by a coronavirus--the same family of viruses that is responsible for COVID-19. (2020-05-08)
Inactivated vaccine candidate protects macaques from SARS-CoV-2 infection
In mice, rats, and nonhuman primates, a newly developed SARS-CoV-2 virus vaccine candidate induced antibodies that neutralized several different SARS-CoV-2 strains. (2020-05-06)
Coronavirus structure clue to high infection rate
Cornell University researchers studying the structure of the virus that causes COVID-19 have found a unique feature that could explain why it is so transmissible between people. (2020-05-05)
White-faced capuchin monkeys come down from the trees on Panama's Coiba Island
An arboreal lifestyle is thought to be central to primate origins, and most extant primate species still live in the trees. (2020-04-28)
Research reveals a new malaria vaccine candidate
In a study that could lead to a new vaccine against malaria, researchers have found antibodies that trigger a 'kill switch' in malarial cells, causing them to self-destruct. (2020-04-22)
Origins of human language pathway in the brain at least 25 million years old
The human language pathway in the brain has been identified by scientists as being at least 25 million years old -- 20 million years older than previously thought. (2020-04-20)
Discovery of second primate lineage that crossed the Atlantic to settle in the New World
Analyses of four fossilized molars newly excavated along the left bank of the Yuruá River in the Peruvian Amazon suggest another primate lineage distinct from the Platyrrhini -- until now considered to be the only primate group ever to inhabit the New World -- also occupied the New World for a brief period of time. (2020-04-09)
Ancient teeth from Peru hint now-extinct monkeys crossed Atlantic from Africa
Four fossilized monkey teeth discovered deep in the Peruvian Amazon provide new evidence that more than one group of ancient primates journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa. (2020-04-09)
Stanford researchers show how forest loss leads to spread of disease
In Uganda, loss of forested habitat increases the likelihood of interactions between disease-carrying wild primates and humans. (2020-04-07)
Discovering the diet of the fossil Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Spain
A study published in Journal of Human Evolution reveals for the first time the diet of the fossil baboon Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain), the only site in Europe with remains of this primate whose origins date back to four million years ago in eastern Africa. (2020-03-26)
Immunotherapy combo achieves reservoir shrinkage in HIV model
Stimulating immune cells with two cancer immunotherapies together can shrink the size of the viral 'reservoir' in SIV-infected non-human primates treated with antiviral drugs. (2020-03-16)
Cute monkeys perceived as safer, but in reality dominant animals get closer to humans
People say they are more willing to approach cute-looking monkeys in the wild, but in reality end up getting closer to dominant monkeys they believe could pose more risk, according to new research. (2020-03-09)
Reef-building coral exhibiting 'disaster traits' akin to the last major extinction event
A new study in Scientific Reports shows that stony corals, which provide food and shelter for almost a quarter of all ocean species, are preparing for a major extinction event. (2020-03-03)
Why monkeys choose to drink alone
Why do some people almost always drop $10 in the Salvation Army bucket and others routinely walk by? (2020-02-24)
Bumblebees recognize objects through sight and touch, a complex cognitive feat
Demonstrating an unprecedented degree of cognitive complexity in an insect, researchers report that bumblebees are capable of recognizing objects across senses. (2020-02-20)
Crops provide chimpanzees with more energy than wild foods
A University of Kent study has found that cultivated foods offer chimpanzees in West Africa more energetic benefits than wild foods available in the region. (2020-02-17)
Adolescent male chimps still need their mamas
Even kids who are nearly grown still need a parental figure to help them navigate the long path to adulthood -- and our closest animal relatives are no exception. (2020-02-17)
Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to give up food, help others
New research by the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences finds that altruism may begin in infancy. (2020-02-04)
Research sheds light on the evolutionary puzzle of coupling
A UTSA researcher has discovered that, whether in a pair or in groups, success in primate social systems may also provide insight into organization of human social life. (2020-02-03)
The first roadmap for ovarian aging
Infertility likely stems from age-related decline of the ovaries, but the molecular mechanisms that lead to this decline have been unclear. (2020-01-30)
Researchers reverse HIV latency, important scientific step toward cure
Overcoming HIV latency -- induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body - is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. (2020-01-22)
Prosocial and tolerant parrots help others to obtain food
African grey parrots spontaneously help conspecifics without obvious benefits to themselves. (2020-01-09)
Koalas climb like apes but bound on the ground like marsupials
Many marsupials have made a life in the trees, but koalas have evolved the grasping hand and long limbs reminiscent of primates, so Christofer Clemente from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, wondered whether koalas move like other marsupials or primates. (2019-12-17)
Researchers reconstruct spoken words as processed in nonhuman primate brains
Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as the words were spoken. (2019-12-13)
Monkeys inform group members about threats -- following principles of cooperation
Humans are often faced with the choice of investing in the greater good or being selfish and letting others do the work. (2019-12-02)
How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast
The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. (2019-11-21)
Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in reconstructing the evolutionary relationship between a two million year old giant primate and the living orangutan. (2019-11-13)
The importance of Madagascar's lowland rainforest for lemur conservation
Throughout their evolutionary history, animals in regions with limited lowland habitat have evolved to adapt to higher elevations. (2019-11-06)
Complex society discovered in birds
The first existence of a multilevel society in a non-mammalian animal shows that large brains are not a requirement for complex societies (2019-11-04)
After release into wild, vampire bats keep 'friends' made in captivity
Vampire bats that share food and groom each other in captivity are more likely to stick together when they're released back into the wild, find researchers in a study reported on Oct. (2019-10-31)
Vampire bats give a little help to their 'friends'
Vampire bats could be said to be sort of like people -- not because of their blood-sucking ways, but because they help their neighbors in need even if it's of no obvious benefit to them. (2019-10-31)
Unlocking the black box of embryonic development
Little is known about the molecular and cellular events that occur during early embryonic development in primate species. (2019-10-31)
Differences in human and non-human primate saliva may be caused by diet
Humans are known to be genetically similar to our primate relatives. (2019-10-31)
Leipzig primate researchers initiate global collaboration
In order to investigate evolutionary questions, scientists require the largest and most versatile samples possible. (2019-10-29)
How rat-eating monkeys help keep palm oil plants alive
Found as an ingredient in many processed and packaged foods, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil. (2019-10-21)
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