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Cutting edge drug to protect brain from stroke


March 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) In a lab setting experiment, Scientists have perfected a cutting-edge drug to protect the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke, thus accelerating the process ... Read more...

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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...

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Old World monkeys have better numerical skills than previously thought


March 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that Old World Monkeys have better numerical skills than previously thought.In a basic numeracy test, long-tailed macaques were able to work out which of two ... Read more...

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How man, but not chimp, evolved to have spike-free penis


March 10th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Sex would be a very different, not to mention painful, proposition had man not evolved to lose spikes that once existed on the male penis.Researchers at Stanford University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just like humans, monkeys too show self-doubt


February 21st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Just like humans, monkeys too display self-doubt and uncertainty, according to US-based scientists.They found that macaques trained to play computer games will 'pass' rather than risk choosing the ... Read more...

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Just like humans, monkeys comfort each other post conflict


August 18th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A new research by scientists in Italy has shown that monkeys who witness conflict often seek out the company of other bystanders - possibly as a way to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No ‘monkey terrorists’ in Afghanistan, says scientist


July 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): American soldiers in Afghanistan can heave a sigh of relief - they won't be fighting armed monkeys.Citing a "British press agency" two weeks ago, the Chinese People's ... Read more...

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‘Runaway’ development could compromise function of the aging brain


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): "Runaway" development in the brain is a potentially significant factor in age-related loss of function, found a new study.Researchers have now identified a gene regulatory link between changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Holding babies key to male bonding


June 20th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Males have a better chance of bonding with each other when carrying an infant, suggests a new study.The research, carried out among Barbary macaque monkeys, revealed that baby's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alzheimer’s drug not as harmful as believed


June 18th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In the first trial of a new model for testing Alzheimer's treatments, scientists have found that a promising class of drugs does not exacerbate the disease if treatment ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar, Tripura zoos to exchange rare animals


June 13th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 13 (IANS) Bihar's Patna Zoo and Tripura's Sepahijala Zoo will soon exchange rare animals, officials said here Sunday. The 41-year-old Patna Zoo, also known as the Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Interfering genes protect monkeys from lethal Ebola virus post-exposure


May 30th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): By using tiny particles of genetic material to interfere in the replication process of the deadly Ebola virus, scientists have successfully prevented monkeys exposed to that virus from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkeys’ fighting behaviour could give insights into human wars


May 14th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): A study on monkeys' choices while deciding to fight or remaining at peace could help shed light on human wars, says a new study.Competition for resources is often ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine shows promise against chikungunya


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed an experimental vaccine for chikungunya virus and successfully tested it in monkeys.The vaccine, developed by at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, ... Read more...

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Virus-like particle vaccine could offer protection against chikungunya virus


January 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP), researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed an experimental vaccine that could successfully protect macaques and mice against chikungunya virus.Chikungunya virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Macaque can be sentinel for human exposure to lead


January 5th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) The macaque, a common Asian monkey, can act as sentinel for human beings by alerting about health hazards from lead exposure, says a new study. In parts of Asia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Toxicants detected in Asian monkey hair may warn of environmental threats to humans


January 5th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that testing hair from Asian monkeys living close to people may provide early warnings of toxic threats to humans and wildlife.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Macaque moms dote on babies, like human mothers


October 9th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) Macaque moms dote on their babies, just like human mothers, a new study suggests. The new findings show that mother macaques and their infants have interactions in the first ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Monkey malaria infects and kills humans also


September 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) A parasite suspected to infect monkeys is now the fifth most common cause of malaria in humans, a new study says. Malaria kills more than a million people ... Read more...

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New monkey malaria ‘poses human threat’


September 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): An Indian origin researcher in Malaysia has confirmed the potentially deadly nature of an emerging new form of malaria, mainly found in monkeys, by identifying key laboratory and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, monkeys too are adept in the art of deceiving


June 19th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Intentional deceit is not just restricted to humans, monkeys too can con others in order to get food, says a new study.According to Federica Amici and colleagues of ... Read more...

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HIV’s ‘hide and seek’ could make it weaker


May 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 9 (ANI): HIV usually plays a game of hide and seek to dodge the immune system, but a new study has claimed that such playfulness actually makes the deadly virus ... Read more...

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Brain control ‘memory’ via a region that grabs images


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): A special region of the brain's visual cortex, which is in charge of distinguishing between background and foreground images, called V2, is what makes brain cells remember things, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even monkeys can subtract


February 19th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Humans may not be the only intelligent animals on Earth, for a new study has shown that monkeys can subtract. Duke University researchers, who conducted the study, said ... Read more...

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‘Jaws of steel’ helped primitive man crack hard nuts, seeds


February 4th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Our ancestors, going back 2.5 million years, had jaws of steel with which they cracked open hard nuts and objects, unlike human species today with much more delicate ... Read more...

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Blood surge in brain region doesnt always match neural activity


January 29th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 29 (ANI): In what may have implications for future brain scan experiments, an Indian-origin researcher has revealed that contrary to popular belief, a blood surge in a certain brain ... Read more...

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Serotonin genetic variation makes macaque monkeys, humans play safe


January 17th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A genetic variation in serotonin, a brain chemical, influences social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys, making them avoid risks or just play safe, a new study says. Humans ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that influences social behaviour in monkeys identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists have found that a genetic variation involving the brain chemical serotonin influences the social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys. The finding attains significance as it may provide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Females are definitely the chattier sex, even in monkeys!


November 20th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Women might be tired of carrying the load of being stereotyped as the talkative sex, but according to a group of researchers, the label might indeed be ... 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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Rectal gel prevents transmission of SIV in monkeys


August 5th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that the HIV drug tenofovir may prevent AIDS transmission when applied rectally as a gel.Martin Cranage of St. George''s University of London ... 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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Microbicide vaginal gel prevents SHIV transmission in monkeys


July 27th, 2008 - 10:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Tulane University researchers claim to have successfully used vaginal gels containing the fusion inhibitory peptide T-1249 to protect rhesus macaque monkeys against vaginal transmission of multiple strains ... Read more...

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Its official - women and men actually do think differently


June 20th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that women and men may actually think in different ways, by finding that there are subtle genetic variations between their brains.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Environmental enrichment can help reduce cocaine use


April 7th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new study in monkeys has found that simple environmental enrichment and increased social stress can both affect the level of individual drug use.In previous studies, researchers ... Read more...

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