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Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Primates better adapted to environmental changes


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) What sets humankind's closest relatives -- monkeys, apes and other primates -- apart from other animals? One answer is that primates are less affected by seasonal ups ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Primates more resilient than other animals to seasonal ups and downs


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs - particularly rainfall- that take their toll on other animals, says a new study.Researchers say that this sets ... Read more...

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Ancestors of humans evolved in Asia, not Africa


October 28th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) The human family tree may have to be rewritten after scientists found evidence that the ancient ancestors of humans evolved in Asia - rather than Africa - tens ... Read more...

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New species of ‘mongoose-like’ carnivore discovered in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore in Madagascar.The cat-sized, speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian Ocean island, ... Read more...

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New mongoose-like species found in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A new species of cat sized carnivores has been discovered in Madagascar. The speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian ... Read more...

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55-million-year-old fossil sheds light on bizarre extinct mammal


October 12th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): University of Florida researchers, who found a well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal, have discovered that it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.High resolution CT ... Read more...

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US Everglades, Madagascar forests added to UNESCO’s endangered list


August 1st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Florida's Everglades National Park and Madagascar's tropical rainforest have been added to UNESCO's list of endangered world heritage sites.According to UNESCO'S World Heritage Committee, development in the Everglades ... Read more...

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Hormonal contraceptives change scent communication in primates


July 28th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Hormonal contraceptives change the ways captive ring-tailed lemurs relate to one another both socially and sexually, new research reveals.The study, conducted by Duke University researchers, combined analyses of ... Read more...

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‘Life-extending’ dietary supplement helps lemurs lose weight


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): In a study on lemurs, researchers found that resveratrol-known as dietary supplement for its supposed life-extending effects-could result in significant weight loss in these primates.This is the ... Read more...

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Tiger in freezer might land Brit man in jail for endangered species-trade


June 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): A British man has been charged with trading in endangered species after a tiger was allegedly found in his freezer.When police raided Alan Dudley's home, they are said ... Read more...

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Study on hibernating marmots may help understand obesity


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new American research on appetite stimulants for hibernating marmots could help understand obesity.Professor Greg Florant, a biologist at the Colorado State University, discovered he could slowly release ... Read more...

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Long history of SIV indicates HIV won’t quickly become benign in humans


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Scientists have found that the non-disease causing monkey version of HIV, called SIV, is older than previously believed-a finding that indicates it may take a long time for ... Read more...

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Monkey version of HIV older than previously believed


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): SIV, the HIV-like virus that infects monkeys is at least 100,000 if not millions of years old, according to scientists.The vast age of the monkey virus, which does ... Read more...

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Giant Lemur Spotted In Forests Of Madagascar


April 2nd, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Madagascar, Apr 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a latest development that has taken animal scientists and researchers by surprise, a new species of giant lemur has been discovered in faraway forest ... Read more...

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Claimed “missing link” between humans and early primates refuted by scientists


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): New research work by scientists has indicated that a fossil that was celebrated last year as a possible "missing link" between humans and early primates is actually a ... Read more...

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Orissa tribe to Avatar director: now you watch our film


February 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Members of a tribe in Orissa who have been battling against a multinational mining company now want the director of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Avatar' to join their high-profile ... Read more...

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Animals may have hitched rides on natural rafts to populate Madagascar


January 21st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new research, a pair of scientists has suggested that animals may have populated Madagascar by hitching rides on natural rafts blown out to sea.According to professors ... Read more...

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Scent signals make lemurs prevent incest


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Lemurs can avoid incest and nepotism, thanks to some specific scent signals secreted from the genital glands of others in the family, according to a new study.Researchers have ... Read more...

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Scientists disprove earliest apelike human ancestor


October 28th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have disproved the theory that the 50-million-year-old fossil of an "apelike" creature, discovered in 1992 in what is now northern Africa, was ... Read more...

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“Ida” not missing link in human evolution, claims scientist


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): A new analysis has determined that the exceptionally well-preserved fossil primate known as "Ida" is not a missing link as some have claimed, and it may have belonged ... Read more...

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Darwin wrongly called the appendix a biological ‘remnant’, say researchers


August 21st, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Charles Darwin was wrong when he theorized that the appendix in humans and other primates was the evolutionary remains of a larger structure, called a cecum, which was ... Read more...

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Why male and female lemurs are of same size


July 15th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Rice University biologist Amy Dunham has put forward a new theory for one of primatology's long-standing mysteries-why are male and female lemurs the same size?In most primate species, ... Read more...

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Primates evolved larger brains to hop between trees


July 1st, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study, in which scientists scanned a 54-million-year-old skull roughly the size of a walnut, has suggested that primates such as lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans ... Read more...

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47-mln-yr-old fossil “missing link” between humans and lemurs


May 20th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The analysis of a 47-million-year-old fossil, dubbed "Ida", has led paleontologists to suggest that it is a critical "missing link" species in primate evolution, which connects humans ... Read more...

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Attenborough claims discovery of missing link in human evolution


May 11th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Famous broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, is all set to present a documentary claiming to have discovered a missing link in human evolution - a monkey-like creature ... Read more...

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Monkeys, babies, college kids can think about numbers without using language


February 14th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 13 (ANI): Duke University researchers say that basic "number sense" seems to be common to monkeys, babies, and college kids. The researchers came to this conclusion while studying how ... Read more...

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”Flying lemurs” are more diverse than previously believed


November 11th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research has determined that ''flying lemurs'', the closest living relatives of primates, are more diverse than had previously been believed. Primates are most familiarly represented by ... Read more...

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Monkeys, lemurs and apes facing extinction


August 6th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Monkeys, lemurs and apes may soon be extinct, say new figures.According to the latest Red List of Threatened Species, around half of the world''s population of the ... Read more...

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Young female lemurs cross dress to avoid conflict


July 25th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Gottingen''s German Primate Center have found that young female red-fronted lemurs in Madagascar adopt male coloration to dupe their aggressive female groupmates. ... Read more...

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The scent of a male primate says everything about him


June 24th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): For humans, perfumes and colognes may all have to do with superficiality, but when it comes to the world of primates, scents go much deeper.According to a ... Read more...

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Lemurs identify each other through moonlight singing


May 7th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): You might use your singing skills to grab the attention for your loved one, but in case of lemurs the same kind of crooning is used for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Big brains make for longer life and reproduction


April 17th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Anthropologists from Duke University and the University of Zurich have found that the extra brainpower some primates derive from big brains actually helps them live and reproduce ... Read more...

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Madagascars new road map will protect thousands of its rare species


April 11th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Conversation biologists, along with an international team of researchers have developed a new road map for protecting thousands of rare species that live only in Madagascar.The researchers, ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old lemurs little finger poses mystery


March 20th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): The analysis of the first hand bones of a lemur that lived 2,000 years ago has revealed a never-before-seen hand joint configuration on the side of its ... Read more...

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