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Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction
A recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ -- the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences highlights the fact that the economic benefits of commodity export for primate habitat countries has been limited relative to the extreme environmental costs of pollution, habitat degradation, loss of biodiversity, continued food insecurity and the threat of emerging diseases. (2019-06-17)
The use of mobile phone and the development of new pathologies
Professor Raquel Cantero of the University of Malaga (UMA) has identified a generational change in the use of this finger due to the influence of new technologies. (2019-06-13)
Research identifies key driver for infanticide among chimpanzees
Study concludes that the sexual selection hypothesis was the main reason for the high rates of infanticide among a community of chimpanzees in Uganda. (2019-06-13)
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat
Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an ''elevated risk of extinction'', according to a new University of Stirling-led study. (2019-06-12)
Scientists develop a primate model for autism by genome-editing
A China-US joint research team reported the generation of germline-transmittable cynomolgus macaques with Shank3 mutations, known to cause a form of autism. (2019-06-12)
Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats
Diabetes patients show reduced gut bacterial diversity, and now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have learned that the same is true of cats. (2019-06-07)
Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys
To better understand how primates adapt to the increasing presence of humans, researchers monitored a group of 17 capuchin monkeys for a year and a half. (2019-06-05)
Tooth fossils fill 6-million-year-old gap in primate evolution
UNLV geoscientist, student among international research team behind discovery of ancient monkey species that lived in Africa 22 million years ago. (2019-05-14)
'Mindreading' neurons simulate decisions of social partners
Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. (2019-04-11)
Showy primates have smaller testicles
Well-adorned or well-endowed -- but not both. Evolutionary biologists at the University of Zurich have for the first time demonstrated that male primates either have large testicles or showy ornaments. (2019-04-09)
Synthetic antibody rapidly protects mice and monkeys from Zika
A DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates, researchers report April 5 in the journal Molecular Therapy. (2019-04-05)
Alcohol drinking slows brain growth in adolescent monkeys
Heavy drinking during the cusp of adulthood reduces the rate of brain growth in male and female rhesus monkeys, according to new research published in eNeuro. (2019-04-01)
World's smallest bears' facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority
The world's smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear's facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates' supremacy at this subtle form of communication. (2019-03-21)
US indoor climate most similar to northeast African outdoors
Americans are most comfortable when their indoor climate is like the northeast African outdoors -- warm and relatively dry. (2019-03-20)
Are there Zika reservoirs in the Americas?
A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis travels the Americas, collecting feces from nonhuman primates to determine the risk of Zika reservoirs. (2019-03-19)
Infants' advances in speech processing play role in language-cognition link
A new Northwestern University study provides the first evidence that infants' increasingly precise perceptual tuning to the sounds of their native language sets constraints on the range of human languages they will link to cognition. (2019-03-13)
Of mice, men and... computers: Common foundations of biological and artificial vision
The new study provides new insights on the mechanisms used by neurons in rat visual cortex to encode the shape of visual objects confirming the importance that rodents can have in the study of vision. (2019-03-11)
Detailed new primate brain atlas could lead to disease insights
An international project based in Japan and co-led by CSHL Professor Partha Mitra has mapped connections in the marmoset brain at an unprecedented level of detail. (2019-03-01)
Scientists find routine allomaternal nursing in an Old World monkey
A team of scientists led by Professor Li Ming at the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found widespread allomaternal nursing behavior in an Old World monkey, the golden snub-nosed monkey. (2019-02-22)
Figuring out the fovea
Using high-throughput genetic sequencing methods, scientists have created the first cellular atlas of the primate retina, an important foundation for researchers to build on as they seek to understand how vision works in primates, including humans, and how vision can be disrupted by disease. (2019-02-21)
Uncovering the evolution of the brain
What makes us human, and where does this mysterious property of 'humanness' come from? (2019-02-12)
A scientific study reveals the enigmas on social behaviour of western lowland gorillas
A new study reveals one of the enigmas related to the social behaviour of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the heart of the African equatorial rainforest. hese primates show a dynamic social structure -- individuals change frequently between families -- with a high degree of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among the members. (2019-02-06)
Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence
An international research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology has found that malaria parasite genomes are shaped by parasite-specific gene families, and that this genome organization strongly correlates with the parasite's virulence. (2019-02-04)
Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers
Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to research led by the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona. (2019-01-28)
All too human
Professor Rony Paz of the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests that our brains are like modern washing machines -- evolved to have the latest sophisticated programming, but more vulnerable to breakdown and prone to develop costly disorders. (2019-01-22)
Scientists develop universal Ebola treatment effective in single dose
There is a new medication that in one dose successfully protected nonhuman primates against a lethal infection of all strains of the deadly Ebola virus. (2019-01-09)
Where will the world's next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from?
Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. (2019-01-04)
Contact with monkeys and apes puts populations at risk
Animal diseases that infect humans are a major threat to human health, and diseases often spillover to humans from nonhuman primates. (2018-12-27)
More young and other traits help mammals adapt to urban environments
Species of mammals that live in urban environments produce more young compared to other mammals. (2018-12-21)
Marmoset monkeys expect the melody's closing tone
In speech and music, words and notes depend on each other. (2018-12-19)
Deciphering infanticide
It may seem like one of the cruelest aspects of the natural world, but a new study is pinpointing the suite of factors, including the shape of the pup and a specific set of olfactory signals, or pheromones, that trigger infanticide in mice. (2018-12-18)
HIV vaccine protects non-human primates from infection
New research shows that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates. (2018-12-14)
Otago researchers discover information about a gene that helps define us as humans
University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates -- great apes and humans -- apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder. (2018-12-05)
Dogs know when they don't know
In a new study, researchers have shown that dogs possess some 'metacognitive' abilities -- specifically, they are aware of when they do not have enough information to solve a problem and will actively seek more information. (2018-11-19)
Killer whales share personality traits with humans, chimpanzees
Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans and chimpanzees, such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2018-11-15)
Anopheles mosquitoes could spread Mayaro virus in US, other diverse regions
Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. (2018-11-08)
How do babies laugh? Like chimps!
Few things can delight an adult more easily than the uninhibited, effervescent laughter of a baby. (2018-11-07)
Zika circulates among wild animals in the Americas, making eradication nearly impossible
A collaborative group of researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio in Brazil is the first to report that wild monkeys in the Americas are transmitting the Zika virus to humans via mosquitoes, making complete eradication of the virus in the Americas very unlikely. (2018-11-01)
'Posture cells' encode 3D body position in the brain
Newly found neurons in the brain encode body posture and spatial awareness in mice, a study finds. (2018-11-01)
Lifespan and sexual maturity depends on your brain more than your body
New Vanderbilt research finds how long humans and other warm-blooded animals live -- and when they reach sexual maturity -- may have more to do with their brain than their body. (2018-10-30)
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