Primates
Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have described increased connections between key parts of the brains of monkeys who have taken methylphenidate (Ritalin). more
What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study examines one key stress-inducing circumstance -- the effects of social hierarchy -- and how cells respond to the hormones that are released in... more
What sets primates apart from other mammals?  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
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. more
Researchers discover information about a gene that helps define us as humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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... more
Oxytocin linked to social bonding in gregarious capuchin monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The hormone oxytocin is important in increasing behaviors that strengthen social bonds in highly gregarious capuchin monkeys, according to a study published by a Georgia State University research team. more
Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates  MNT · 1 week
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. more
Medical News Today: Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates  MNT · 1 week
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. more
New vaccine candidate for Zika virus proves to be effective in mice and monkeys  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Hawaii medical school have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that... more
New Zika vaccine effective in preclinical trials  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that it is effective in protecting both mice and monkeys from the infection. Demonstrating the effectiveness of their vaccine candidate in monkeys... more
Oldest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
About 56 million years ago, on an Earth so warm that palm trees graced the Arctic Circle, a mouse-sized primate known as... more
How a rat and bat helped heal a 90-year cultural rift  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tyrone Lavery, postdoctoral researcher at the Field Museum in Chicago, traveled nearly 8,000 miles to find two species—a giant rat and a monkey-faced bat—in Malaita, one... more
Oldest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new fossil analysis suggests the earliest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia, as previously thought. more
How a rat and bat helped heal a 90-year cultural rift  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Mammalogists went to the Solomon Islands in search of a giant rat and monkey-faced bat -- and ended up playing a role in fostering peace between... more
Great apes and ravens plan without thinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Planning and self control in animals do not require human-like mental capacities, according to a new study. Newly developed learning models, similar to models within artificial intelligence research, show how planning in ravens and... more
Great apes and ravens plan without thinking  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Planning and self control in animals do not require human-like mental capacities, according to a study from Stockholm University. Newly developed learning models, similar to models within artificial intelligence research, show how planning in... more
Gene-edited babies and cloned monkeys: China tests bioethics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Chinese scientist's claim that he created the world's first genetically-edited babies has shone a spotlight on what critics say are lax regulatory controls and ethical standards behind a series of headline-grabbing... more
Scientist uncovers hidden region of the human brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A world-renowned expert has announced the discovery of a hidden brain region in humans that may be what differentiates humans from monkeys and other animals. more
Dogs know when they don't know  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the DogStudies lab at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History have shown that dogs possess some "metacognitive" abilities—specifically, they are aware of when they do not have enough information to... more
Canopy cameras shed new light on monkey business in Brazil  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of Brazilian biologists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is unlocking the secrets of one of the world's most fragile and threatened biodiversity hotspots thanks... more
Medical News Today: The kambo cleanse: Can frog poison boost health?  MNT · 4 weeks
The kambo cleanse is a South American ritual that uses the poison of the giant monkey frog to boost energy and cure illnesses. We take a... more
Late Miocene ape maxilla (upper jaw) discovered in western India  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian... more
Late Miocene ape maxilla (upper jaw) discovered in western India  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian... more
Time-space-displaced responses in the orangutan vocal system  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
One of the defining features of language is displaced reference—the capacity to transmit information about something that is not present or about a past or future event. It is very rare in nature and... more
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