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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

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. 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

Jan. 18, 2017 — Adults and children in the US, adults from a 'low numeracy' tribe in Bolivia and rhesus monkeys ALL possessed the ability to distinguish between large and small quantities of objects, ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier ... read more

'Baby Talk' in Marmoset Monkeys

Jan. 16, 2017 — Neuroscientists have investigated the development of vocalization in young monkeys, and have summarized their findings in a new ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Baboons produce vocalizations comparable to vowels. This has been demonstrated using acoustic analyses of vocalizations coupled with an anatomical study of the tongue muscles and the modeling of the ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Researchers have pinpointed a brain region monkeys use to evaluate their ability to recall memories. To date, this metamemory process, which requires a higher level of self-reflection about our own ... read more

Unlikely Couple: Liaison Between a Sika Deer and a Japanese Snow Monkey

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers report on the mating behavior observed between a Japanese macaque male (also known as snow monkey) and a female Sika deer. According to the report, the interaction observed in Japan ... read more

Researchers Develop First Chikungunya Vaccine from Virus That Does Not Affect People

Dec. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed the first vaccine for chikungunya fever made from an insect-specific virus that doesn't have any effect on people, making the vaccine safe and effective. The newly ... read more

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