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July 31, 2016

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July 31, 2016

Rhesus Macaques May Be Preying on Bird Eggs in Silver Springs

July 7, 2016 — A new study in Florida is suggesting that that more needs to be learned about animals' habits and impacts so that park staff can make science-based decisions on how to manage non-native ... read more

July 6, 2016 — It has long been known that monkeys convey information through alarm calls, but now a combined team of linguists and primatologists has laid the groundwork for a systematic 'primate ... read more

July 5, 2016 — The case of Reo, a male chimpanzee that learned to walk again after being paralyzed due to illness, shows how much can be done to rehabilitate animals injured in ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Vaccination with the anthrax capsule -- a naturally occurring component of the bacterium that causes the disease -- completely protected monkeys from lethal anthrax infection, according to a study. ... read more

June 23, 2016 — The reason why treadmill training can boost memory recall remains an active area of investigation. A couple of proteins have been shown to fuel exercise-induced neuron growth, but a new study ... read more

June 23, 2016 — As people get older, they become choosier about how they spend their time and with whom they spend it. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 23 find, based on a ... read more

June 13, 2016 — The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into ... read more

Is Mammal DNA Detected from the Guts of Blowflies a Feasible Mammal Monitoring Tool?

June 6, 2016 — Mammal DNA detected from the guts of blowflies indicated the presence of 11 mammal species at two tropical forest reserves in Malaysia. This new tool could soon join the list of conventional mammal ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Among the eight new bee species that Ph.D. student Spencer Monckton has discovered as part of his Master's degree, there is one named after a draconic creature from the Japanese franchise ... read more

Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats

May 24, 2016 — Primates and bats may interact directly, but their behavioral and predator-prey interactions are poorly documented, and detailed reports of their interactions have been rare, until now. The first ... read more

Don't Feed the Monkeys: Why Your Generosity Is Harming Their Health

May 20, 2016 — Tourists who feed wild monkeys in Morocco are risking the health of an endangered species by making them larger, more susceptible to disease, and more stressed, according to new ... read more

Another Reason for Wine Lovers to Toast Resveratrol

May 13, 2016 — Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and ... read more

Do You See What I See? Study Shows Development of Gaze Following in Monkeys Is Similar to Humans

May 11, 2016 — Gaze following in monkeys develops in a way that's nearly identical to humans, suggesting that the behavior has deep evolutionary roots, new research ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers have unearthed a "mother lode" of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China.These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene transition, when ... read more

Brain Cells Divide the Work to Recognize Bodies

Apr. 28, 2016 — Specific regions of the brain are specialized in recognizing bodies of animals and human beings. By measuring the electrical activity per cell, scientists have shown that the individual brain cells ... read more

Single Antibody Infusions Provide Durable Protection Against HIV-Like Virus in Monkeys

Apr. 27, 2016 — A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus for up to 23 weeks, researchers have ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — By combining genetic and anatomical data of extinct and living lemurs, a team of evolutionary biologists has developed the most complete evolutionary tree of lemurs yet. With extinct and living ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Chimpanzees use manipulative dexterity to evaluate and select figs, a vital resource when preferred foods are scarce, according to a new study. The action resembles that of humans shopping for ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Neuroscientists discover brain processes which lead to the concept of “zero” on the number ... read more

How a Macaque's Brain Knows It's Swinging

Apr. 21, 2016 — Any organism with a brain needs to make decisions about how it's going to navigate through three-dimensional spaces. That's why animals evolved sensory organs in the ears to detect if ... read more

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