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Researchers May Have Solved Mystery of Akrotiri’s Monkey Frescoes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini are among many... more
New Species of Titi Monkey Discovered in Brazil  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international team of researchers has discovered a new species of titi monkey living in the forests of Brazil. Titi... more
Study traces evolution of acoustic communication  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Imagine taking a hike through a forest or a stroll through a zoo and not a sound fills the air, other than the occasional chirp from a cricket. No birds singing, no tigers roaring, no monkeys... more
Solving the Greek monkey mystery gave us an important clue to Bronze Age world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini are among many animals found... more
What keeps couples together  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In mammals, pair bonds are very rare, one of the few exceptions being red titi monkeys. Researchers have now investigated how pair relationships work in titi monkeys. Their results support the 'male-services hypothesis': Males provide a useful service by taking... more
What keeps couples together  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In mammals, pair bonds are very rare, one of the few exceptions being the red titi monkeys of South America. These relatively small tree dwellers live in pairs or small family groups and are characterized by the fact that the... more
Rejuvenating the BCG Vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new primate study published in the journal Nature in January 2020, reports that the almost century-old BCG vaccine against tuberculosis, may be used differently to achieve better protection against lung tuberculosis. While more work remains to be carried out... more
Selfless African grey parrots get by with a little help from friends (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Acting selflessly to help others in need was long thought to be a trait confined to mammals, in particular humans and some... more
African grey parrots spontaneously 'lend a wing'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
People and other great apes are known for their willingness to help others in need, even strangers. Now, researchers have shown for the first time that some birds -- and specifically African grey parrots... more
Selfless African grey parrots get by with a little help from friends  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Acting selflessly to help others in need was long thought to be a trait confined to mammals, in particular humans and great apes. more
African grey parrots spontaneously 'lend a wing'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
People and other great apes are known for their willingness to help others in need, even strangers. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on January 9 have shown for the first time that some... more
Deforestation is changing animal communication  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study. This study offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviors in response to different types of forest... more
Timing is key: preventing infant SHIV infection by PEP  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers tested methods to prevent development of SHIV, an infection similar to HIV, in infant macaque monkeys. more
Study finds deforestation is changing animal communication  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study. more
Single dose of antibodies can knock out HIV in newborns  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby, new nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time. This is the first... more
Birds and bats have strange gut microbiomes—probably because they can fly  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At a time when kombucha is commonplace on cafe menus and "probiotic-fortified" has become the newest health buzzword, our guts have never been more relevant. With... more
Single dose of antibody-based treatment can beat HIV in newborn babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby, new nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time. The findings... more
Before you hit 'share' on that cute animal photo, consider the harm it can cause  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Limbani the chimpanzee has about 650,000 Instagram followers. In recent months the account has featured viral photos and... more
Dozens of monkeys die in German zoo fire  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Flames from flying New Year's Eve lanterns might have sparked a blaze that killed dozens of monkeys at a zoo in northwestern Germany, management and security services said Wednesday. more
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