Primates
Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
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... more
Closest Living Relative of Extinct 'Bigfoot' Found  LIVE SCIENCE · 15 hours
Gigantopithecus, an enormous extinct ape that lived in Asia millions of years ago, was a close relative of the modern orangutan. more
Closest Relative of Extinct 'Bigfoot' Found  LIVE SCIENCE · 15 hours
Gigantopithecus, an enormous extinct ape that lived in Asia millions of years ago, was a close relative of the modern orangutan. more
Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
By using ancient protein sequencing, researchers have retrieved genetic information from a 1.9 million year old extinct, giant primate that used to live in a subtropical area in southern China.... more
China's huge mysterious extinct ape 'Giganto' was an orangutan cousin  REUTERS · 17 hours
Genetic material extracted from a 1.9 million-year-old fossil tooth from southern China shows that the world's... more
Modern apes smarter than pre-humans  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
New research from the University of Adelaide suggests living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous "Lucy." more
Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys—a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques—are generally considered more similar to... more
Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys -- a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques -- are generally... more
Study vaccine protects monkeys against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have developed an investigational vaccine that protected cynomolgus macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses endemic to overlapping regions in Africa. Scientists are developing... more
Miocene-Period Great Ape Unearthed in Germany: Danuvius guggenmosi  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
A previously unknown species of great ape that was well adapted to both walking upright as well as using all... more
Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking  REUTERS · 1 week
Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago... more
Complex society discovered in the vulturine guineafowl  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Multilevel societies have, until now, only been known to exist among large-brained mammals including humans, other primates, elephants, giraffes and dolphins. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and the University... more
New Species of Tarsier Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of scientists has discovered a new species of tarsier living on the Togean Islands of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Tarsiers are small, nocturnal, predaceous... more
Transplanting organs from pigs to humans  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The success of organ transplantation is limited by the complications of immunosuppression, by chronic rejection, and by the insufficient organ supply, and thousands of patients die every year while waiting for a transplant. With recent progress... more
Zoo animal research skewed towards 'popular' species  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research on zoo animals focuses more on 'familiar' species like gorillas and chimpanzees than less well known ones like the waxy monkey frog, scientists say. more
Differences in human and non-human primate saliva may be caused by diet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Humans are known to be genetically similar to our primate relatives. But major differences can be found in our saliva, according to new research... more
Varied diets may be the cause for differences in human and non-human primate saliva  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The study, published recently in Molecular Biology and Evolution, describes the discovery that human saliva is much more watery than... more
Culturing primate embryos to learn more about human development  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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... more
Study provides a first look into black box of embryonic development  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Little is known about the molecular and cellular events that occur during early embryonic development in primate species. more
In vitro culture of cynomolgus monkey embryos beyond early gastrulation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Gastrulation is a key event in embryonic development when the germ layers are specified and the basic animal body plan is established. The complexities of primate gastrulation remain... more
Dissecting primate early post-implantation development using long-term in vitro embryo culture  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The transition from peri-implantation to gastrulation in mammals entails the specification and organization of the lineage progenitors into a body plan. Technical and ethical challenges have... more
Unlocking the black box of embryonic development  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Little is known about the molecular and cellular events that occur during early embryonic development in primate species. Now, an internationally renowned team of scientists in China and the United States has created a... more
After release into wild, vampire bats keep 'friends' made in captivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Vampire bats that share food and groom each other in captivity are more likely to stick together when they're released back into the wild, find researchers.... more
Zoo animal research skewed towards 'popular' species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Research on zoo animals focuses more on "familiar" species like gorillas and chimpanzees than less well known ones like the waxy monkey frog, scientists say. more
Macaques' stone tool use varies despite same environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Macaques are the only Old World monkeys that have been observed using percussive stone tools and scientists do not know for certain how or why certain groups have developed this behavior. more
Discovery in monkeys could lead to treatment for blindness-causing syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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... more
Discovery in monkeys could pave way for treatment of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A genetic mutation that leads to a rare, but devastating blindness-causing syndrome has been discovered in monkeys for the first time. The finding offers a promising... more
Marmoset monkeys can learn a new dialect  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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 out that they even adapt... more
Marmoset monkeys can learn a new dialect  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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 at the University of Zurich have now found... more
Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
Medical News Today: Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
How rat-eating monkeys help keep palm oil plants alive  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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:... more
Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye's extra finger  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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 fingerprints --- that may help them grip... more
How rat-eating monkeys help keep palm oil plants alive  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Found as an ingredient in many processed and packaged foods, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 21 have discovered... more
We need to understand the culture of whales so we can save them  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
We often think of culture as solely human. We think of our music, our clothes, our food, our languages. However, culture stretches... more
Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye's extra finger  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The world's weirdest little primate has gotten even weirder, thanks to the discovery of a tiny extra digit. A study led by researchers from North Carolina State University has found that aye-ayes possess small... more
Highly diluted candidate Ebola vaccine remains fully protective against disease in macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus vaccine--approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing... more
Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans  MNT · 4 weeks
In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans. more
Medical News Today: Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans  MNT · 4 weeks
In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans. more
Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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... more
A secret in saliva: Food and germs helped humans evolve into unique member of great apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers discovered that the human diet -- a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture... more
How human brain development diverged from that of great apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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... more
How human brain development diverged from great apes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have presented new insights into the development of the... more
Game Over: These Monkeys Just Crushed Humans on a Computer Game  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
While playing a game, monkeys switched strategies each round, while humans stuck to a set of inefficient rules. more
Genes remember having low social status in the past  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study in monkeys, published on October 14, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that organisms at the bottom of the social hierarchy live... more
Scientists discover how malaria switched host from African gorillas to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have revealed the series of events that probably led to the world’s deadliest form of malaria being able to jump from ancient great apes to... more
Bullies may come and go, but the 'molecular memory' of being a target lingers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Life at the bottom of the social ladder may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility can't undo, according... more
Capuchin and Rhesus Monkeys Outsmart Humans When It Comes to Cognitive Flexibility  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, when it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving... more
The brain does not follow the head  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that enabled complex behaviors such... more
Brain changes occurred independent of evolutionary rearrangements in the braincase  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain... more
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans, according to a new study. more
How status sticks to genes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Those at the bottom of the social ladder are known to live shorter and sicker lives than those at the top. And the stress of life at the bottom may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility... more
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans, according to a study... more
Changes in the brain occurred independently of braincase evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that... more
Monkeys can also thank their body for vocal development, not only their brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Development of vocal behavior during maturation is typically attributed to the brain. But the body itself is also capable of guiding this... more
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