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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)
Studying animal cognition in the wild
Studying cognition in the wild is a challenge. Field researchers and their study animals face many factors that can easily interfere with their variables of interest and that many say are 'impossible' to control for. (2019-08-20)
What a group of bizarre-looking bats can tell us about the evolution of mammals
Bats with skulls and teeth adapted to a wide range of diets are helping scientists understand how major groups of mammals first evolved. (2019-08-14)
Research bias may leave some primates at risk
Recent primate research has had a heavy focus on a few charismatic species and nationally protected parks and forests, leaving some lesser known primates and their habitats at risk, according researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Santa Clara University. (2019-08-14)
Researchers remove the need for anti-rejection drugs in transplant recipients
For decades, immunologists have been trying to train the transplant recipient's immune system to accept transplanted cells and organs without the long-term use of anti-rejection drugs. (2019-08-02)
What do the red 'ornaments' of female macaques mean?
Scientists demonstrated that, contrary to what had been assumed for several years, colour variations among female macaques do not precisely indicate the time of ovulation. (2019-07-19)
Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes
People the world over have a good sense that we do not want flies landing on our food. (2019-07-16)
Severely disturbed habitats impacting health of Madagascar's lemurs
A new study finds that degraded rainforest habitats are impacting the health of at least one species of Madagascar's treasured lemurs. (2019-07-11)
New virus found in one-third of all countries may have coevolved with human lineage
Published in Nature Microbiology, a new study has investigated the origin and evolution of a virus called crAssphage, which may have coevolved with human lineage. (2019-07-11)
Unprecedented display of concern towards unknown monkey offers hope for endangered species
A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, 'consoling' and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighboring group. (2019-07-10)
A study in scarlet Japanese macaques
Researchers assumed that the red faces in Japanese macaques signaled fertility. (2019-07-08)
A common gut virus that maps our travels
This benign virus changes as we travel, is found in two-thirds of the world's population, and has deep implications for future drug delivery and personalized medicine. (2019-07-08)
What made humans 'the fat primate'?
How did humans get to be so much fatter than our closest primate relatives, despite sharing 99% of the same DNA? (2019-06-26)
Screams contain a 'calling card' for the vocalizer's identity
Listeners can correctly identify whether pairs of screams were produced by the same person or two different people -- a critical prerequisite to individual recognition. (2019-06-24)
Researchers find potential way to prevent most common pregnancy-related conditions
A new finding from University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, published in the June issue of the journal Endocrinology, could have important implications for developing novel treatments to prevent placental abnormalities. (2019-06-19)
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)
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