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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)
Studies of autism spectrum disorder reveal new avenues of neuroscience research
Advances in the study of cognitive disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), may pave the way for future treatments. (2019-10-21)
How human brain development diverged from great apes
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, present new insights into the development of the human brain and differences in this process compared to other great apes. (2019-10-16)
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility, Georgia State study finds
When it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans, according to a study by Georgia State University psychology researchers. (2019-10-14)
New research furthers understanding about what shapes human gut microbiome
A new Northwestern University study finds that despite human's close genetic relationship to apes, the human gut microbiome is more similar to that of Old World monkeys like baboons than to that of apes like chimpanzees. (2019-10-07)
Living a long chimpanzee life
Researchers from Kyoto University report on the average life expectancy of chimpanzees in Japan. (2019-10-03)
Monkeys like alcohol at low concentrations, but probably not due to the calories
Fruit-eating monkeys show a preference for concentrations of alcohol found in fermenting fruit, but do not seem to use alcohol as a source of supplementary calories, according to a study by researchers from Linköping University, Sweden, and the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. (2019-09-25)
Researchers find building mutations into Ebola virus protein disrupts ability to cause disease
Creating mutations in a key Ebola virus protein that helps the deadly virus escape from the body's defenses can make the virus unable to produce sickness and activate protective immunity in the infected host, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (2019-09-17)
The toes of artists who paint with their feet can be mapped in their brains
A study of artists who paint with their feet shows that these individuals have finely tuned 'toe maps' in their brains, where each toe can be linked with an area of brain activity visualized via fMRI. (2019-09-10)
How brain rhythms organize our visual perception
Imagine that you are watching a crowded hang-gliding competition, keeping track of a red and orange glider's skillful movements. (2019-09-09)
Comparing primate vocalizations
The language of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized. (2019-09-03)
How to tell if you've found Mr. or Mrs. Right? For lemurs, it's in their B.O.
Many people turn to the Internet to find a Mr. (2019-08-27)
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes
New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more checkered. (2019-08-21)
Promising gene replacement therapy moves forward at Ohio State
Research led by Dr. Krystof Bankiewicz, who recently joined The Ohio State University College of Medicine, shows that gene replacement therapy for Niemann-Pick type A disease is safe for use in nonhuman primates and has therapeutic effects in mice. (2019-08-21)
New brain map could improve AI algorithms for machine vision
An international team of researchers led by neuroscientists from CSHL and University of Sydney published an updated view on the primate brain's visual system organization, and they found that parts of the primate visual system may work differently than previously thought. (2019-08-21)
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