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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. The team told symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that testing on animals has led to "dramatic developments in research that have improved and affected the quality of human life." "To not do animal testing would mean that we would not be able to bring treatments and interventions and cures in...

2009-04-07 15:27:10

The Oregon National Primate Research Center said nine Japanese macaque monkeys that escaped during routine cleaning have been returned to their enclosure. The center, located in Hillsboro, Ore., said the monkeys escaped Friday when a worker closed the door to the male monkeys' home but forgot to fasten the lock, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday. The one (worker) who made the mistake has been here many, many years and is a very good employee, said Jim Newman, a spokesman for Oregon...

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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, according to a report published online on December 18th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. The study "” the first to examine brain activity in chimpanzees after they attempt to match fellow chimps' faces "” offers new insight into the origin of face recognition in humans, the researchers said. "We can learn about human origins by studying our...

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2006-06-23 08:17:11

ATLANTA -- 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. The letter urges the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to reject a request by the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, according to a copy filed with the government. Scientists at the research center have nurtured a group of the primates, which are natural carriers of a form of...


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