Primates
Mediterranean diet deters overeating, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
A new study finds that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight. more
Mediterranean Diet May Protect against Overeating and NAFLD  SCI-NEWS.COM · 15 hours
In a study on crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis), a team of researchers at Wake Forest University found that the primates... more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull... more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear,... more
Showy male primates have smaller testicles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Male primates equipped with all the bells and whistles to attract a female mate tend to have smaller gonads, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Zurich. more
Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A groundbreaking scientific collaboration is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo. Researchers came together to examine better ways of detecting the great apes... more
Combining opioids and marijuana may be advantageous for pain sufferers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using opioids and marijuana... more
Michael Tomasello: What makes humans human?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In his new book, Becoming Human, (Harvard University Press, 2019) Michael Tomasello brings together more than two decades of his research on what makes humans unique. The book builds on Tomasello's work studying young children's development,... more
Studies of fossil teeth reveal another Pleistocene ape species from Southeast Asia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientists were able to document an additional fossil ape species in the Senckenberg hominid collection. The new species... more
Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A ground-breaking scientific collaboration is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo. Liverpool John Moores University, WWF and HUTAN came together to examine better... more
Synthetic antibody rapidly prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates, researchers report April 5 in the journal Molecular Therapy. more
Study reveals immune evasion strategy developed by cytomegaloviruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Owl monkey cytomegalovirus produces a decoy molecule A43 to evade detection and destruction by immune cells in their hosts, according to a study published April 4 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens... more
Cytomegaloviruses deploy a novel stealth strategy to subvert immune surveillance  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Owl monkey cytomegalovirus produces a decoy molecule A43 to evade detection and destruction by immune cells in their hosts, according to a new study. As the authors note,... more
Spider monkeys lower their 'whinnies' when making long-distance calls  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Isolated spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) likely lower the pitch of their calls to improve the chances of re-establishing contact with their group, according to a new study. more
Spider monkeys lower their 'whinnies' when making long-distance calls  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Isolated spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) likely lower the pitch of their calls to improve the chances of re-establishing contact with their group, according to a study published April 3, 2019... more
Gorillas gather around and groom their dead  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, ranging from removal of the bodies and burial among social insects to quiet attendance and caregiving among elephants and primates. Researchers... more
Gorillas gather around and groom their dead  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, ranging from removal of the bodies and burial among social insects to quiet attendance and caregiving among elephants and primates. Researchers... more
Study sheds light on social drivers of animal dispersal  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Why would male and female animals choose different reproductive strategies? For golden lion tamarins in the Brazilian rain forest, the answer may offer clues to help save this neotropical primate. more
Brain growth inhibited by heavy alcohol use  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research in nonhuman primates shows that heavy use of alcohol can actually slow the rate of growth in developing brains. The study, to be published April 1, in the journal eNeuro, shows that... more
Damage to anxiety-associated brain region heightens monkeys’ defensive response  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Damage to parts of the orbitofrontal cortex heightens monkeys’ defensive response to non-threatening stimuli, according to new research published in JNeurosci. The study proposes a critical role for subregions of... more
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