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Researchers Use Monkey Teeth To Help Reveal Neanderthal Weaning
2013-05-24 08:43:51

Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals?

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2011-02-21 12:40:00

Researchers defended animal testing at a recent AAAS meeting, saying that not doing animal research would be unethical and cost human lives.

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2010-01-04 13:24:00

Testing hair from Asian monkeys living close to people may provide early warnings of toxic threats to humans and wildlife.

2009-06-25 11:50:00

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have demonstrated for the first time rhesus monkeys and humans share a specific perceptual mechanism, configural perception, for discriminating among the numerous faces they encounter daily.

2009-04-15 14:25:00

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, developed a test in nonhuman primates that is now using infrared eye tracking to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in humans.

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2008-12-19 09:10:00

Chimpanzees recognize their pals by using some of the same brain regions that switch on when humans register a familiar face.

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2008-05-15 09:44:00

Studies with non-human primates have made major contributions to our understanding of the brain and will continue to be an important, if small, part of neuroscience research, according to a recent review published in the British medical journal, The Lancet.

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2008-03-24 10:01:20

Yerkes National Primate Research Center's extensive imaging capabilities were critical to this evolutionary language finding

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2006-06-23 08:17:11

Primate expert Jane Goodall and 18 other researchers sent a letter to federal officials urging them to oppose an Atlanta research center's proposal to do AIDS-related research on sooty mangabey monkeys.

2005-08-16 12:46:39

A study at the University of Wisconsin led to an unusual number of deaths and illnesses of rhesus monkeys in 2001 and 2002, internal school records show.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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