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Researchers reconstruct words from neural signals using brain-computer interface  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Brown University researchers has used a brain-computer interface to reconstruct English words from neural signals recorded in the brains of nonhuman primates. more
Researchers reconstruct spoken words as processed in nonhuman primate brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
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. more
Chimpanzees may have evolved resistance to HIV precursor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Simian immunodeficiency virus, the monkey- and ape-infecting virus that HIV originated from, may have influenced the genetics of chimpanzees, finds a new UCL-led study. more
First Pig-Monkey Chimeras Were Just Created in China  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
What’s got the body of a piglet and cells from a monkey? This pig-monkey chimera. more
Why some scientists want to rewrite the history of how we learned to walk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's not often that a fossil truly rewrites human evolution, but the recent discovery of an ancient extinct ape has... more
Debating lab monkey retirement, and visiting a near-Earth asteroid  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
After their life as research subjects, what happens to lab monkeys? Some are euthanized to complete the research, others switch to new research projects, and some retire from lab life.... more
Functional diversity of human intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) are a subset of cells that participate in image-forming and non–image-forming visual responses. Although both functional and morphological subtypes of ipRGCs have been described... more
Should aging lab monkeys be retired to sanctuaries?  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Biomedical researchers are increasingly interested in retiring monkeys, but the community is divided more
Sexually transmitted diseases reduce the willingness of female baboons to mate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread among animals and humans. Humans, however, know a multitude of protective and hygienic measures to protect themselves from infection. An international... more
Researchers create artificial tactile perception in monkeys through direct brain stimulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from Duke University and HSE University have succeeded in creating artificial tactile perception in monkeys through direct brain stimulation. more
Monkeys inform group members about threats, following principles of cooperation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cooperation—working together or exchanging services for the benefit of everyone involved—is a vital part of human life and contributes to our success as a species. Often, rather than... more
Monkeys inform group members about threats -- following principles of cooperation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Humans are often faced with the choice of investing in the greater good or being selfish and letting others do the work. Animals that live in... more
A monkey's balancing act  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Endangered monkeys living in the wild are intelligently adapting their lifestyle to fit with their human neighbors, learning to avoid manmade risks and exploiting increased contact with people, new research has revealed. more
How species in the wild are managing the risks and rewards of sharing space with humans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Endangered monkeys living in the wild are intelligently adapting their lifestyle to fit with their human... more
Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Wound healing in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus guards some primate species against developing AIDS. Both HIV and SIV provoke an immune response that injures tissues... more
Wound healing events in mucous tissues could guard against AIDS  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Wound healing events in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, or SIV, guard some primate species against developing AIDS, a recent study has learned. more
Living Great Apes are Smarter than Australopithecines, New Research Suggests  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
New research challenges the long-held idea that, because the brain of human ancestors called australopithecines was... more
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