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Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 14 hours
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
Medical News Today: Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 15 hours
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
How rat-eating monkeys help keep palm oil plants alive  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Found as an ingredient in many processed and packaged foods, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil. Now, researchers have discovered an unlikely ally for palm oil production:... more
How rat-eating monkeys help keep palm oil plants alive  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Found as an ingredient in many processed and packaged foods, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 21 have discovered... more
We need to understand the culture of whales so we can save them  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
We often think of culture as solely human. We think of our music, our clothes, our food, our languages. However, culture stretches... more
Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye's extra finger  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The world's weirdest little primate has gotten even weirder, thanks to the discovery of a tiny extra digit. Aye-ayes possess small 'pseudothumbs' -- complete with their own fingerprints --- that may help them grip... more
Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye's extra finger  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The world's weirdest little primate has gotten even weirder, thanks to the discovery of a tiny extra digit. A study led by researchers from North Carolina State University has found that aye-ayes possess small... more
Highly diluted candidate Ebola vaccine remains fully protective against disease in macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus vaccine--approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing... more
Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans  MNT · 5 days
In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans. more
Medical News Today: Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans  MNT · 5 days
In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans. more
Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the... more
A secret in saliva: Food and germs helped humans evolve into unique member of great apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers discovered that the human diet -- a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture... more
How human brain development diverged from great apes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have presented new insights into the development of the... more
How human brain development diverged from that of great apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers present new insights into the development of the human brain and differences in this process compared to other great apes. The study reveals features of brain development... more
Game Over: These Monkeys Just Crushed Humans on a Computer Game  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
While playing a game, monkeys switched strategies each round, while humans stuck to a set of inefficient rules. more
Genes remember having low social status in the past  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study in monkeys, published on October 14, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that organisms at the bottom of the social hierarchy live... more
Scientists discover how malaria switched host from African gorillas to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers have revealed the series of events that probably led to the world’s deadliest form of malaria being able to jump from ancient great apes to... more
Bullies may come and go, but the 'molecular memory' of being a target lingers  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Life at the bottom of the social ladder may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility can't undo, according... more
Capuchin and Rhesus Monkeys Outsmart Humans When It Comes to Cognitive Flexibility  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, when it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving... more
The brain does not follow the head  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that enabled complex behaviors such... more
Brain changes occurred independent of evolutionary rearrangements in the braincase  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain... more
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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... more
How status sticks to genes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Those at the bottom of the social ladder are known to live shorter and sicker lives than those at the top. And the stress of life at the bottom may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility... more
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
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 new study. more
Monkeys can also thank their body for vocal development, not only their brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Development of vocal behavior during maturation is typically attributed to the brain. But the body itself is also capable of guiding this... more
Changes in the brain occurred independently of braincase evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that... more
Fires continue to rage through the habitat of a newly discovered Amazonian primate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Imagine the thrill of discovering a new species of primate. For a conservationist, it's the stuff that dreams are made of. Then... more
Medical News Today: Apes may 'read' others' mental states, just like humans  MNT · 2 weeks
A new investigation into the so-called theory of mind suggests that apes, just like humans, have the ability to 'read' another agent's intentions. more
Apes may 'read' others' mental states, just like humans  MNT · 2 weeks
A new investigation into the so-called theory of mind suggests that apes, just like humans, have the ability to 'read' another agent's intentions. more
New study advances understanding about what shapes human gut microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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... more
New research furthers understanding about what shapes human gut microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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... more
Governments must provide fundamental rights to certain animals: scientist  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Legal proceedings conducted on behalf of apes and animals who are starved for the purpose of an ecological project. What position do animals actually have in the rule of law?... more
'Incredibly rare' monkey born at Australian zoo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the world's rarest monkeys has been born at an Australian zoo. more
From speech and talkers to the social world: The neural processing of human spoken language  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Human speech perception is a paradigm example of the complexity of human linguistic processing; however, it is also... more
Gibbons hold on in last remaining Vietnam stronghold  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A crucial population of one of the rarest primates on the planet is holding its own in the face of multiple threats, according to the latest surveys conducted in northern Vietnam. more
Apes are shown to rely on self-experience to anticipate others' actions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As close evolutionary relatives, you could say that great apes and humans look somewhat similar. And the more we learn about our great ape cousins, the... more
Researchers advance search for safer, easier way to deliver vision-saving gene therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In experiments with rats, pigs and monkeys, researchers have developed a way to deliver sight-saving gene therapy to the retina. If proved safe and... more
Johns Hopkins researchers develop new way to deliver sight-saving gene therapy to the retina  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In experiments with rats, pigs and monkeys, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed a way to deliver sight-saving gene therapy... more
Monkeys prefer alcohol at low concentrations, but not as a source of supplementary calories  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Fruit-eating monkeys show a preference for concentrations of alcohol found in fermenting fruit, but do not seem to use alcohol... more
Monkeys like alcohol at low concentrations, but probably not due to the calories  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Fruit-eating monkeys show a preference for concentrations of alcohol found in fermenting fruit, but do not seem to use alcohol as a... more
Monkeys like alcohol at low concentrations, but probably not due to the calories  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fruit-eating monkeys show a preference for concentrations of alcohol found in fermenting fruit, but do not seem to use alcohol as a... more
2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
This year's meeting will kick off with keynotes from two public health heroes who have pioneered a home-based approach to... more
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