Primates
Researchers investigate link between female coloration and attractiveness  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Many human cultures associate the color red with sexuality and fertility. Among nonhuman primates too, red skin coloration is thought to contribute to sexual attractiveness more
Great apes found to bond when watching videos together  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A pair of researchers affiliated with Duke University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology has found that great apes tend to bond with one another when they watch... more
[Research Articles] A live-attenuated RhCMV/SIV vaccine shows long-term efficacy against heterologous SIV challenge  Science Magazine · 6 days
Previous studies have established that strain 68-1–derived rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV) vectors expressing simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) proteins (RhCMV/SIV) are able to elicit... more
[Research Articles] Enhancing safety of cytomegalovirus-based vaccine vectors by engaging host intrinsic immunity  Science Magazine · 6 days
Rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV)–based vaccines maintain effector memory T cell responses (TEM) that protect ~50% of rhesus monkeys (RMs) challenged with simian immunodeficiency... more
Environment, not evolution, might underlie some human-ape differences  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Apes' abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees, according to a new study by leaders in the field of ape... more
Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
People the world over have a good sense that flies are filthy and that we do not want them landing on our food during our summer picnics. Research has justified... more
Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
People the world over have a good sense that we do not want flies landing on our food. Research has justified that disgust, showing that flies associated with humans and... more
Environment, not evolution, might underlie some human-ape differences  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Apes' abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees, according to a new study by leaders in the field of ape... more
Extinct human species likely breast fed for a year after birth, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Infants of the extinct human species Australopithecus africanus likely breast fed for up to a year after birth, similar to modern humans... more
Fossil of smallest Old World monkey species discovered in Kenya  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from the National Museums of Kenya, University of Arkansas, University of Missouri and Duke University have announced the discovery of a tiny monkey that lived in Kenya... more
Why Haven't All Primates Evolved into Humans?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Humans did not evolve from apes, gorillas or chimps. We share a common ancestor and have followed different evolutionary paths. more
Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Results of a study involving primates suggest that speech and music may have shaped the human brain's hearing circuits. more
After This Young Monkey Got Hit by a Car, Monkey Strangers Comforted Him  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A juvenile macaque from the new group started grooming the injured monkey, then adults followed suit. more
Posterior parietal cortex plays a causal role in perceptual and categorical decisions  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Posterior parietal cortex (PPC) activity correlates with monkeys’ decisions during visual discrimination and categorization tasks. However, recent work has questioned whether decision-correlated PPC activity... more
Unprecedented display of concern towards unknown monkey offers hope for endangered species  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, 'consoling' and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighboring group. more
[Editors' Choice] A primate resource for autism research  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A macaque model of SHANK3 mutation exhibits neurological phenotypes similar to patients with autism and Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. more
[Reviews] Translational impact of NIH-funded nonhuman primate research in transplantation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has long supported using nonhuman primate (NHP) models for research on kidney, pancreatic islet, heart, and lung transplantation. The primary purpose of... more
The somatosensory cortex receives information about motor output  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
During voluntary movement, the somatosensory system not only passively receives signals from the external world but also actively processes them via interactions with the motor system. However, it is still unclear how... more
Five ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Imagine walking through a lush tropical forest. You hear a rustle overhead, and a half-eaten fruit plops onto the trail. You lock eyes with a howler monkey, before he gives a soft... more
Medical News Today: New research may explain why evolution made humans 'fat'  MNT · 2 weeks
Scientists compare how fat cell DNA is packaged in humans, chimps, and other primates. The results reveal the role of evolution in human fat... more
Individual variation in genes alters our ability to regulate emotions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study in marmoset monkeys suggests that individual variation in genes alters our ability to regulate emotions, providing new insights that could help in the development of... more
Genetic variation linked to response to anxiety could inform personalized therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study in marmoset monkeys suggests that individual variation in genes alters our ability to regulate emotions, providing new insights that could help in the... more
Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Observations of bonobos in the Congo basin foraging in swamps for aquatic herbs rich in iodine, a critical nutrient for brain development and higher cognitive abilities,... more
Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Observations of bonobos in the Congo basin foraging in swamps for aquatic herbs rich in iodine, a critical nutrient for brain development and higher cognitive abilities,... more
Vision cells can pull double duty in the brain, detecting both color and shape  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Neurons in a brain area that handles vision fire in response to more than one aspect of an object, countering... more
A primate's response to death  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers review 200 years of documentation on how non-human primates respond to death. Researchers infer that non-human primates have some aspects of death awareness but, thus far, only humans conceptualize it at a higher order. more
Analysis of the parietal anatomy of Old World monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Paleoneurology group at the CENIEH, coordinated by Emiliano Bruner, has just published a paper in the journal American Journal of Primatology on the variations and differences in the parietal... more
Understanding what makes captive gorilla hearts tick  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
We've known for some time that heart disease is prevalent in captive gorilla populations and is a leading cause of death. This is why, in 2010, the Great Ape Heart Project based at Zoo... more
What made humans 'the fat primate'?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too. more
What made humans 'the fat primate'?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
How did humans get to be so much fatter than our closest primate relatives, despite sharing 99% of the same DNA? A new study suggests that part of the answer may have to do with an... more
Understanding what makes captive gorilla hearts tick  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
We've known for some time that heart disease is prevalent in captive gorilla populations and is a leading cause of death. This is why, in 2010, the Great Ape Heart Project based at Zoo... more
Networks of gene activity control organ development  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the first time, researchers have decoded the genetic programmes that control the development of major organs in humans and other selected mammals—rhesus monkeys, mice, rats, rabbits and opossums—before and after birth. Using next-generation... more
Evidence of capuchin monkeys using tools 3000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
A Brazilian archaeological site reveals capuchins’ long history of practical alterations to pounding implements, researchers say. more
Animals
Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch
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Unprecedented display of concern and 'consolation' toward an unknown monkey offers hope for endangered macaques
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Five ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist
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Vision cells can pull double duty in the brain, detecting both color and shape
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