Primates
Monkeys, elephants and dogs reclaim India's streets in virus lockdown  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Hundreds of monkeys have taken over the streets around India's presidential palace, leading an animal offensive taking advantage of deserted streets as the country remains under a coronavirus... more
New protected area raises hopes for critically endangered monkey  PHYS.ORG · 19 minutes
The fortunes of the critically endangered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey have received a boost after its habitat was declared a protected area by the Myanmar government. more
How forest loss leads to spread of disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
In Uganda, loss of forested habitat increases the likelihood of interactions between disease-carrying wild primates and humans. The findings suggest the emergence and spread of viruses, such as the one that causes... more
Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers studied the gut microbiomes of wild apes in the Republic of Congo, of captive apes in zoos in the US, and of people from around the world and discovered... more
Study highlights a new way to identify antibiotic resistance genes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet than to the gut... more
Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet than to the gut makeup of... more
Great apes and COVID-19: Experts raise the alarm for endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Primate experts warn that the global human health emergency of COVID-19 also threatens our closest living relatives—endangered great apes. more
Lucy had an ape-like brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study led by paleoanthropologists reveals that Lucy's species Australopithecus afarensis had an ape-like brain. However, the protracted brain growth suggests that -- as is the case in humans -- infants may have had a long dependence... more
Australopithecus afarensis Had Ape-Like Brain Organization, But Prolonged Brain Growth Like Humans  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Human brains are three times larger, are organized differently, and mature for a longer period of time than those of our closest living relatives,... more
Baby steps: Ancient skull helps trace path to modern childhood  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Within our extended primate family consisting of lemurs, monkeys, and apes, humans have the largest brains. Our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, weigh about two-thirds as much as us,... more
Skull scans reveal evolutionary secrets of fossil brains  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have long been able to measure and analyze the fossil skulls of our ancient ancestors to estimate brain volume and growth. The question of how these ancient brains compare to modern... more
Australopithecus afarensis endocasts suggest ape-like brain organization and prolonged brain growth  Science Magazine · 7 days
Human brains are three times larger, are organized differently, and mature for a longer period of time than those of our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.... more
Discovering the diet of the fossil Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Spain  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study published in Journal of Human Evolution reveals for the first time the diet of the fossil baboon Theropithecus... more
10,000 social brains: Sex differentiation in human brain anatomy  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
In human and nonhuman primates, sex differences typically explain much interindividual variability. Male and female behaviors may have played unique roles in the likely coevolution of increasing brain volume and... more
Immunotherapy combination can shrink viral reservoir in HIV model  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Stimulating immune cells with two cancer immunotherapies together can shrink the size of the viral "reservoir" in SIV-infected non-human primates treated with antiviral drugs, researchers have concluded. more
Starving monkey 'gangs' battle in Thailand as coronavirus keeps tourists away  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Video from Lopburi, Thailand shows two gangs of monkeys brawling in the street over a scrap of food. Coronavirus may be to blame. more
Western Lowland Gorillas Display Territorial Behavior, New Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Groups of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) recognize ownership of specific regions; they are also more likely... more
Cute monkeys perceived as safer, but in reality dominant animals get closer to humans  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
People say they are more willing to approach cute-looking monkeys in the wild, but in reality end up getting closer... more
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