Primates
Evidence of capuchin monkeys using tools 3000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Brazil and the U.K., has found evidence of capuchin monkeys using stone tools as far back as 3,000 years ago. In... more
Capuchin monkeys’ stone-tool use has evolved over 3,000 years  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
A Brazilian archaeological site reveals capuchins’ long history of practical alterations to pounding implements, researchers say. more
3-D cranial reconstruction elucidates the evolution of new world monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have used computed tomography (CT) scanning to examine and reconstruct cranial fossils belonging to two extinct species of monkey, Caipora bambuiorum and Cartelles coimbrafilhoi. The fossils were... more
Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recent study highlights the fact that the economic benefits of commodity export for primate habitat countries has been limited relative to... more
Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ—the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences highlights the fact that the economic benefits... more
More research monkeys retire when studies finish  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined to inside of a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an 'elevated risk of extinction', according to a new study. more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  MIT · 2 weeks
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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. more
Human brains have evolved to 'prefer' music and speech  MNT · 2 weeks
New evidence suggests that human brains, unlike those of monkeys, may have evolved to 'listen' for pitch, which characterizes music and speech. more
Medical News Today: Human brains have evolved to 'prefer' music and speech  MNT · 2 weeks
New evidence suggests that human brains, unlike those of monkeys, may have evolved to 'listen' for pitch, which characterizes music and speech. more
Heatstroke kills monkeys as India suffers in searing temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A troop of monkeys died from suspected heatstroke in India as scorching temperatures that have lasted more than a week take a mounting toll on humans and animals, media reports... more
Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The cat is the only animal, aside from humans and primates, which spontaneously develops type 2 diabetes. Therefore, researchers are interested in studying how diabetes develops in cats in order to learn... more
Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
To better understand how primates adapt to the increasing presence of humans, researchers monitored a group of 17 capuchin monkeys for a year and... more
Subdomains within orientation columns of primary visual cortex  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
In the mammalian visual system, early stages of visual form processing begin with orientation-selective neurons in primary visual cortex (V1). In many species (including humans, monkeys, tree shrews, cats, and ferrets), these... more
Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
To better understand how primates modify their behaviour to adapt to the increasing presence of humans, a research team monitored 17 robust capuchin monkeys... more
Experimental antiviral drug completely protects monkeys from Nipah virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine from National Institutes... more
[Reports] Remdesivir (GS-5734) protects African green monkeys from Nipah virus challenge  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Nipah virus is an emerging pathogen in the Paramyxoviridae family. Upon transmission of Nipah virus from its natural reservoir, Pteropus spp. fruit bats, to humans, it... more
Research reveals the link between primate knuckles and hand use  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Research carried out by the University of Kent has found differences between the knuckle joints of primates that will enable a better understanding of ancient human hand use. more
Defining early SIV replication and dissemination dynamics following vaginal transmission  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Understanding HIV transmission is critical to guide the development of prophylactic interventions to prevent infection. We used a nonhuman primate (NHP) model with a synthetic swarm of sequence-tagged... more
Research reveals the link between primate knuckles and hand use  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have found differences between the knuckle joints of primates that will enable a better understanding of ancient human hand use. more
Able and Baker: The First Primates to Survive Spaceflight in Photos  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Able and Baker hit an altitude of 300 miles (480 kilometers) during their brief suborbital flight. more
Study yields insights into evolutionary dynamics between bacteria and human hosts  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered that humans and great apes posse­­­ss a receptor on their cells that detects metabolites from bacteria commonly found in fermented foods and triggers... more
Monkey experiments offer clues on origin of language  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Green and vervet monkeys live on either side of Africa and their evolutionary paths diverged 3.5 million years ago, and yet the two species share a hard-wired vocabulary when faced with danger,... more
How language developed: Comprehension learning precedes vocal production  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers recently investigated how the closely related West African green monkeys react to unknown sounds. more
How language developed: Comprehension learning precedes vocal production  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Human language and communication skills are unique in the animal kingdom. How they developed in the course of evolution is being researched, among other things, using the alarm call system of vervet... more
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