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February 18, 2020

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One of the central questions in neuroscience is clarifying where in the brain consciousness, which is the ability to ... read more

Dogs Process Numerical Quantities in Similar Brain Region as Humans

The results of a new canine numerosity study suggests that a common neural mechanism has been deeply conserved across mammalian ... read more

Researchers Reconstruct Spoken Words as Processed in Nonhuman Primate Brains

Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as ... read more

Extinct Giant Ape Directly Linked to the Living Orangutan

Researchers have succeeded in reconstructing the evolutionary relationship between a two million year old giant primate and the living orangutan. It is the first time genetic material this old has ... read more
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Monkeys Inform Group Members About Threats -- Following Principles of Cooperation

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 groups often encounter threats, and informing others ... read more

A Monkey's Balancing Act

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 ... read more

Wound Healing in Mucous Tissues Could Ward Off AIDS

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 ... read more

How to Fight Illegal Cocoa Farms in Ivory Coast

The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. But an ... read more

Creating Viral Targets Can Weaken HIV Vaccination

Vaccination against HIV/SIV can backfire if the vaccine induces the wrong kind of immune response. Scientists have evidence that creating too many soft targets can weaken vaccination that would ... read more

Not So Selfish After All -- Key Role of Transposable Elements in Mammalian Evolution

A scientist has revealed a key role for 'selfish' transposable elements in the evolution of the mammary gland, a defining feature of all ... read more

Mapping the Pathway to Gut Health in HIV and SIV Infections

A new study found that Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria rapidly repaired damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like ... read more

Fossil Suggests Apes, Old World Monkeys Moved in Opposite Directions from Shared Ancestor

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys -- a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques -- are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study ... read more

New Model for the Way Humans Localize Sounds

One of the enduring puzzles of hearing loss is the decline in a person's ability to determine where a sound originates, a key survival faculty that allows animals to pinpoint the location of ... read more

Culturing Primate Embryos to Learn More About Human Development

Little is known about the molecular and cellular events that occur during early embryonic development in primate species. Now, scientists have created a method to allow primate embryos to grow in the ... read more

Zoo Animal Research Skewed Towards 'Popular' Species

Research on zoo animals focuses more on 'familiar' species like gorillas and chimpanzees than less well known ones like the waxy monkey frog, scientists ... read more

Discovery in Monkeys Could Lead to Treatment for Blindness-Causing Syndrome

A genetic mutation that leads to a rare, but devastating blindness-causing condition called Bardet-Biedl Syndrome has been discovered in monkeys for the first time. The finding offers a promising way ... read more

Marmoset Monkeys Can Learn a New Dialect

Monkeys and other animals communicate through calls that can differ depending on region. The common marmoset is one such animal that communicates using regional dialects. Researchers have now found ... read more

Amazon's White Bellbirds Set New Record for Loudest Bird Call

Biologists report that they have recorded the loudest bird calls ever documented, made by dove-sized male white bellbirds as part of their mating rituals in the mountains of the northern ... read more

How Rat-Eating Monkeys Help Keep Palm Oil Plants Alive

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: pig-tailed ... read more

Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye's Extra Finger

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 ... read more

Candidate Ebola Vaccine Still Effective When Highly Diluted, Macaque Study Finds

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 ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic ... read more

A Secret in Saliva: Food and Germs Helped Humans Evolve Into Unique Member of Great Apes

Researchers discovered that the human diet -- a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture -- has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other ... read more

How Human Brain Development Diverged from That of Great Apes

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 that are unique ... read more

Bullies May Come and Go, but the 'Molecular Memory' of Being a Target Lingers

Life at the bottom of the social ladder may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility can't undo, according to new research in monkeys. A team studied 45 rhesus macaques. They ... read more

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