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Monkey gets pig heart


June 27th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The heart of a genetically modified pig has been successfully transplanted into a monkey by scientists in South Korea, it was reported here.It is the first ... Read more...

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On an Indian monkey that strayed into Pakistan


December 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Was an adventurous monkey that strayed into Pakistan from India "an Indian-Zionist-US plot against the Islamic republic?", a leading Pakistani daily asks tongue-in-cheek after authorities captured ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Do female voices give clue of ovulation?


September 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) The voice gives away a person's sex, age and state of mind -- and more specifically, a women's voice can tell men whether they are close ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Some primate mothers kill their own babies


June 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Some primate mothers, who cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide when stressed and competing with other females."Infanticide is an extreme ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michele wants an end to medical research on apes


May 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) "Glee" star Lea Michele has written a letter to US officials to call for an end to medical research carried out on chimpanzees at a ... 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...

Posted in World |

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 |

Language makes humans smarter than chimps


February 8th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): With extensive systems of governance and global cooperative networks in place, we probably think we are expert co-operators when compared with other animals or even relative primates, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Himachal Pradesh launches monkey sterilization drive to curb its population


February 6th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Feb 6(ANI): The Himachal Pradesh government has launched a monkey sterilization drive in Shimla to curb the increasing population of the primate in the city.Though the sterilization drive was first ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sundance Film Festival: Science Documentary Revivifies Questions Related To Language, Humans …


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
: In the catalog of the films to be displayed at this year's Sundance Film Festival (SFF), is a documentary of the genre of science that revolves around a trailblazing ape ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Like humans, chimps too prefer using their right hands


October 29th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study by Spanish scientists has revealed that humans are not the only species to prefer to use their right hand -- chimpanzees also share the trait. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Escaped Pet Chimpanzee Attacks Police Car, Terrifies KC, Missouri


October 21st, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A chimpanzee which weighed at least 300 pounds recently reeked havoc in Kansas City was apparently the pet of a nearby citizen of the Missouri town which had ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Animals have spiritual experiences too


October 9th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Just like human beings even animals have spiritual experiences, says a prominent neurologist.Research suggested that spiritual experiences originate deep within primitive areas of the human brain-areas shared by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honeybees can give humans a lesson in democracy


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): A Cornell biologist has revealed that when honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans would do well to emulate.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria came from gorillas thousands of years ago


September 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Gorillas first transmitted the malaria parasite to humans thousands of years ago, according to a new research. The latest finding could help develop a vaccine for malaria, which claims ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

HIV’s ancestor much older than previously thought


September 17th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A recent study has found that HIV's ancestor that infect monkeys is thousand of years older than previously thought which implies that HIV is not likely to stop ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why chimps attack humans


August 12th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Increasing encroachment of natural habitat is the reason for conflicts between man and his closest relative, the chimpanzee - says a new study.Scientists from Kyoto University, Japan have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Body odour may help ’sniff out ‘ partners


August 4th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Apart from good looks, smell can also act as a crucial factor in deciding upon a partner, according to a study on mandrills.Mandrills - a primate cousin of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Energy efficient’ orangutans need less food fuel than we do


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Orangutans are more economical - in terms of food fuel needs, than any other primate, including humans, a new study has found.According to the research, orangutans need less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare Primate Spotted In Sri Lanka


July 20th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Galle, Sri Lanka, July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the world's oldest primates, earlier thought to have become extinct has been spotted in Sri Lanka. The Horton Plains slender loris, ... Read more...

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Chimpanzees kill for territory


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Bands of chimpanzees violently kill others from rival groups in a bid to expand their own territory, says a new research which provides the first definitive evidence for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘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...

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 |

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 |

Chimp Attack Victim Sad Over Death of Friend (Chimp Owner)


May 27th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Charla Nash, who was left disfigured, and blind with no hands after the attack of 'Travis' a 200 pound chimpanzee, has received more disheartening news. The owner ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Pope Assigns ‘New Primate’ For Poland


May 12th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Poland, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archbishop Jzef Kowalczyk is now the Archbishop of Gniezno and has been named the new primate of Poland by Pope Benedict XVI, replacing Archbishop Henryk ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Monkey as butlers’ help maimed US soldiers in Afghanistan lead a normal life


May 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): American soldiers and officers who were physically disabled while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, are being given monkeys as butlers to perform their daily tasks.The clever capuchins are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Animal Activists Try To Stop Thailand’s Orangutan Boxing


April 14th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Animal rights activists are slugging it out with "Safari World" in Bangkok, Thailand. The activists are trying to stop the practice of putting orangutans into a boxing ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too can spot unfairness


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Like humans, chimps too can recognise unfairness, even when individuals other than themselves are in the picture, say scientists.To reach the conclusion, Sarah Brosnan, a primate behaviourist at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming indigestion may push gorillas, monkeys to extinction


January 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 13 (ANI): Global warming-induced indigestion could threaten the existence of mountain gorillas and other leaf-eating primates, suggests a new study.Experts predicted that the annual temperatures are expected to rise ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now Nilgiri monkeys dying due to anorexia


January 1st, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) If you think only wannabe models are starving themselves, you are mistaken! Even Nilgiri langurs have been diagnosed as anorexic and at least four of them have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Most loved and hated science stories of 2009


December 30th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): A recent article in Live Science has outlined the list of the most loved and hated science stories of the year 2009.At number 9 is the story that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Primate Expert Jane Goodall To Discuss Her New Book


November 13th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov.13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jane Goodall, a reputed primate expert is scheduled to visit the headquarter of the Interior Department. Sources stated that she will discuss several facts related to her ... Read more...

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