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Like humans, monkeys too can recall what they’ve seen!


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, a study has suggested that monkeys too can recall and reproduce simple shapes from memory just like humans.The finding may help us understand ... Read more...

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Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... Read more...

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Birth control pills do not cause weight gain: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): According to a new research, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false.The study was conducted at the Oregon National Primate ... Read more...

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New research could ‘protect newborn babies from HIV infection’


October 4th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): A new research at Oregon Health &Science University may have uncovered a new weapon for combating HIV as it is passed from mother to newborn child."Mother-to-infant transmission of ... Read more...

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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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Regular aerobic exercise keeps the brain healthy


April 27th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Regular aerobic exercise improves blood flow to the brain and speeds learning process, says a new study.The study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of ... Read more...

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Diet alone not enough for drastic weight loss


April 14th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Simply reducing caloric intake is not enough to promote significant weight loss, concludes a new study.The research by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University is published ... Read more...

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Heavier monkey moms produce better milk


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that heavier monkey moms that have given birth before produce higher quality breast milk, resulting in infants that are more playful and confident ... Read more...

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Baby monkeys receive environment cues from mother’s milk


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new American study suggests that baby rhesus macaque monkeys receive signals about their environment through their mother's breast milk.The research, conducted by scientists from the Smithsonian Institution ... Read more...

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Cellular mechanism that protects against disease discovered


February 16th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new mechanism within human cells that constantly protects us against disease has been discovered by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University.The work, which was directed by ... Read more...

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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...

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First transgenic prairie voles created to unravel genetic secrets of pairing


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): By successfully generating the first transgenic prairie voles, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have taken an important step towards unlocking the genetic secrets ... Read more...

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Right-handed chimps provide clues to origin of human language


November 17th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): A new study of right-handed chimpanzees is providing clues to scientists about the origin of the human language.Most of the linguistic functions in humans are controlled by the ... Read more...

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Right-handed chimps hint towards origin of human language


November 17th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Predominant use of right hand in chimpanzees during communication has offered clues to how language functions originated in humans, says a new study.Most of the linguistic functions in ... Read more...

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Chimps happy to help - but only when said please to!


October 14th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Looking for help from a chimp? Don't forget to use the word 'please' in the request.According to a new study, captive chimpanzees willingly help others obtain an out-of-reach ... Read more...

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HIV uses several routes to escape immune system pressure


September 19th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Emory Vaccine Center have shown that HIV relies upon a number of strategies rather than use any preferred escape route to escape immune system pressure. ... Read more...

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Chimps can “catch” yawn from yawning toons


September 9th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 9 (ANI): Yawning is so contagious that it can provoke teeth-baring yawns in chimpanzees, a new research has found."Contagious yawning" is well known among humans, and previous research has shown ... Read more...

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Early life nurturing influences social behaviors in adulthood


September 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has shown that early life nurturing impacts later life relationships.The researchers used prairie ... Read more...

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Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases


August 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.The ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too close a deal


August 21st, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Lower-ranking chimpanzees know how to bargain with their superiors to achieve a fairer split of food, concludes a new study.The study, published in Evolution and Human Behavior, suggests ... Read more...

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Scientist create white blood cells directly from embryonic and adult stem cells


August 11th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have moved a step closer to transforming embryonic stem cells into a multipurpose medical tool, for they have successfully transformed these versatile ... Read more...

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New strategies proposed for AIDS vaccine research


August 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Focussing their research on simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, scientists at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have proposed an additional new approach ... Read more...

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Consuming low calorie diet leads to ‘longer, healthier life’


July 10th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Substantially cutting calories from the diet could slow the ageing process and increase life expectancy, according to a decades-long study of monkeys.Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the ... Read more...

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Monkeys, humans use common brain mechanism to recognize faces


June 26th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have shown for the first time that rhesus monkeys and humans share a specific perceptual mechanism, configural perception, for discriminating among the numerous faces they encounter daily. ... Read more...

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Vitamin A signals may help develop autoimmunity treatment


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A plays a major role in the process whereby dendritic cells signal the white blood cells about any intrusion in the body. Researchers ... Read more...

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Humans, chimps use similar brain regions to identify faces


December 19th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Chimpanzees recognize faces by utilizing some of the same brain regions used by humans to identify familiar faces, a new study suggests.This is the first study to ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new strategy to predict the immunity of vaccines


November 24th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): In a collaborative study, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, have developed a new strategy to predict the immunity ... Read more...

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Stem cells from monkey teeth stimulate brain cell growth in mice


November 12th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Emory University researchers say that dental pulp stem cells can stimulate growth and generation of several types of neural cells. Reporting their findings in the journal Stem Cells, ... Read more...

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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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Animal model may offer treatment for chronic stress


September 4th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Scientists at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, have created an animal model that shows how chronic ... Read more...

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Monkeys too display human-like empathy


August 26th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, US, have shown by experiments that monkeys have the feeling of empathy, and they enjoy sharing things ... Read more...

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Trapping WBC may be a novel strategy against chronic viral infections


August 14th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center have found that trapping disease-fighting white blood cells (WBC) in the lymph nodes might be ... Read more...

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First transgenic nonhuman primate model of Huntington’s disease developed


May 19th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
London , May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center , Emory University , have reported the development of the first transgenic nonhuman primate model of Huntington's disease ... 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...

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Evidence of Alzheimer’s-like brain tangles in nonhuman primates found


May 15th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center , Emory University , have discovered the first conclusive evidence of Alzheimer's-like neurofibrillary brain tangles in an aged ... Read more...

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