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Male monkeys ride fathers’ reputation to success


July 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) If you're born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely to become a leader yourself due to a range ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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Man cooked food on fire far earlier than originally thought


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Cooking food with fire may date back two million years, far earlier than originally thought, a study suggests.According to the research, there is evidence that this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkey jab may open way for HIV vaccine


May 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A potential vaccine for non-human primates may eventually open the way for a vaccine against HIV, researchers say.A team led by Louis Picker, associate director of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WHO experts warn of yellow fever virus hitting India, S.E. Asia


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 23 (ANI): A regional health adviser to the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that India and several other countries in South East Asia face an imminent threat from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bats shown to form human-like friendships


February 9th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Human-like friendships exist among at least five different types of animals, says a new research.Previous studies determined that elephants, dolphins, some carnivores and certain non-human primates, such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating less during early pregnancy impairs foetal brain development


January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that eating less during early stage of pregnancy could cause lifetime damage to an unborn baby's brain, leading to lower IQ and behavioural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yawning ‘reveals sexual desire’


June 29th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): The next time you yawn, beware - you could be sending out an erotic message to someone sitting close to you - say experts.Academics from Europe, the U.S., ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orangutan gestures have specific intentional meanings


June 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a study on a group of orangutans, researchers have found that these non-human primates perform gestures that have intentional meaning and are made with the expectation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evidence of ‘missing social knowledge’ in non-human primates found


May 23rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new American research has found the first known evidence of "missing social knowledge" in non-human primates.For the study, Thore Bergman, an assistant professor of psychology and ecology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bared-teeth motif expresses smile, not death


May 18th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers have now interpreted the common bared-teeth motif on archaeological artefacts in a new light - they say it may represent the smile rather than being symbolic of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds help scientists understand how humans learn speech


December 26th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago has shown that songbirds have a human-like capacity to learn complex vocal patterns."This will help us understand the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene therapy shows promise in muscular dystrophy battle


November 12th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study in monkeys has put scientists one step closer to clinical trials to test a gene delivery strategy to improve muscle mass and function in patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neural mechanism of how music originated in the brain revealed


October 21st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Scientists have revealed neural mechanism of 'innate' music features in non-human primates-a finding that could shed light on the origins of music in the brain.Currently, there is no ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, single shot to protect against rabies


September 19th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A single shot of vaccine might soon be efficient enough to provide protection against rabies, say researchers.The team led by Dr James McGettigan, assistant professor of Microbiology and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkeys ‘groove to Metallica’s heavy metal music’


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Monkeys prefer silence to Mozart, but they are big fans of heavy metal music, in particular Metallica, a new study has found.Music is a sure-shot way to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in bud


August 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers believe they have developed one of the first forms of genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in the bud. Specifically, the therapy would counteract diseases inherited by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Imitation cements social bonding, say researchers


August 14th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Imitation, goes an old saying, is the sincerest form of flattery. New research shows it also cements social bonding and later friendships. The study, led by scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brain can develop memory to control prosthetic devices


July 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) "Practice makes a man perfect" is the fundamental principle followed while struggling to learn a new motor skill -- be it riding a bike or developing a killer ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dogs understand gestures as well as 2-year-old kids


July 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Dogs understand human pointing gestures as well as two-year-old children, according to two studies.Also, the studies found that due to domestication, dogs appear to be predisposed to read ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu virus more dangerous than previously believed


July 14th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): In a new, highly detailed study of swine flu virus, H1N1, researchers have found that the pathogen is more virulent than previously believed.Led by University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even Monkeys have their grammar in place


July 8th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Even monkeys can save you from making grammatical blunders, for scientists have found that the non-human primates can intuitively recognise some rules of grammar.A study on cotton-topped tamarin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkeys exchange grooming as common currency for food and sex


July 1st, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A French researcher has found that grooming acts as a common currency among monkeys, and that the non-human primates exchange it for food, greater tolerance from dominant members ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Light touch does depend on Merkel cells, confirms study


June 19th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): An American study has confirmed that light touch-the sense that lets musicians find the right notes on a keyboard, a seamstress revel in the feel of cool silk, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Primate ancestors of HIV could be younger than previously believed


May 1st, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): In a surprising discovery, scientists have found that the ancestors of the simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) that jumped from chimpanzees and monkeys, and ignited the HIV/AIDS pandemic in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkeys do know which tool is best suited for cracking nuts


January 16th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): When it comes to cracking the nut at snack time, wild capuchin monkeys carefully select stone hammers best suited for the task, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orangutans can help each other get food by trading tokens


December 24th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): In a new research, scientists from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, have discovered that orangutans can help each other get food by trading tokens.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orangutans spontaneous whistling sheds light on evolution of speech


December 12th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): An orangutans spontaneous whistling is offering researchers at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.Dr. Serge Wich and his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How your mind can suppress hunger pangs


November 27th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): You might not be keeping a check on the amount of calories youre consuming during a party, but your brain will, say Yale University researchers, who have ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mens genetic background and behaviour can project diabetes risk


November 6th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Mens risk of developing diabetes can be calculated by factors like their genetic background and behaviour, according to a new study.While scientists have learned a lot about ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

”Junk DNA does hold value in gene regulation


October 17th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Junk DNA, or repetitive DNA segments previously thought to have no function, have now been found to create exons, which could play an important role in gene ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Why not all HIV progresses to AIDS in non-human primates


September 17th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A team of scientists from Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center has reached a step closer to determining why SIV and HIV infection ... Read more...

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Several Asians living, working around monkeys infected with simian foamy virus


August 1st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Several people working or living around monkeys in South and Southeast Asian countries have been infected with simian foamy virus (SFV), according to a new study. Led by ... Read more...

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Non-human primates vital for neuroscience research


May 16th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
London, May 16 (ANI): Monkeys have long been used as an alternative to humans for various experimental studies, and now a new review has backed the concept by claiming that non-human ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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