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Calcium Dynamics Regulating the Timing of Decision-Making in C. Elegans

May 23, 2017 — All animals make decisions according to information, but the detailed mechanism is not known. The researchers found that, a tiny worm chooses the direction in an odor space by mathematically ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Humans -- like most non-human primates -- are social beings and profit in many respects from the benefits of a community. However, their closeness to conspecifics is an opportunity for pathogens and ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — An experimental treatment cured 100 percent of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys in late stages of infection with lethal levels of Marburg and Ravn viruses, relatives of the Ebola virus, scientists have ... read more

Previous Exposure to Flaviviruses Increases Effects of Zika

Mar. 30, 2017 — Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice ... read more

Wealth and Knowledge Drive Bushmeat Consumption During the West African Ebola Crisis

Mar. 29, 2017 — Bushmeat, or wild animal meat, is an essential source of protein for many people in tropical regions. But handling and eating bushmeat carries the risk of contracting diseases, such as Ebola virus ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — An international team of scientists is attempting to better understand the human-baboon conflict in Cape Town, South ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there's growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such as sheep, ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — An extensive review of research on wild primate social networks and parasites underscores the importance of super-spreaders, or central individuals that play an outsized role in transmission of a ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — One of the many challenges with existing HIV therapies is that a dormant version of the virus is always lurking in the background, ready to attack the immune system as soon as treatment is ... read more

Dopamine Neurons Factor Ambiguity Into Predictions Enabling Us to 'Win Big and Win Often'

Mar. 9, 2017 — In the struggle of life, evolution rewards animals that master their circumstances, especially when the environment changes. The recipe for success is: win big, and win often. Success depends on the ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Fossil hunters have found part of an ancient primate jawbone related to lemurs -- the primitive primate group distantly connected to monkeys, apes and humans, a researcher reports. Scientists named ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others do ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A team of researchers has developed a new computer-assisted recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild by their facial characteristics and ultimately help to build a database ... read more

How Antibody Treatment Led to Lasting HIV-Like Virus Remission

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists have found that the presence of the protein alpha-4 beta-7 integrin on the surface of HIV and its monkey equivalent -- simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV -- may help explain why an ... read more

Monkey Fights Help Explain Tipping Points in Animal Societies

Feb. 10, 2017 — Previous studies of flocks, swarms, and schools suggest that animal societies may verge on a "critical" point -- in other words, they are extremely sensitive and can be easily tipped into a ... read more

Successful Application of Male Contraceptive in Monkeys

Feb. 7, 2017 — Results of a study of Vasalgel (TM) in rhesus macaques have been published. Vasalgel is being developed by a social venture as a non-hormonal, long-acting, potentially reversible male contraceptive. ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new Zika vaccine candidate has the potential to protect against the virus with a single dose, according to a research team. Preclinical tests showed promising immune responses in both mice and ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Using remote sensing cameras and sound recorders, scientists have captured rare video footage of a newly discovered population of critically endangered monkeys in one of the most remote regions in ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Some baboon males vying for a chance to father their own offspring expedite matters in a gruesome way -- they kill infants sired by other males and attack pregnant females, causing them to miscarry, ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — In cooperation with an international team of experts, scientists demand immediate measures to protect ... read more

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