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2008-05-19 00:25:00

Scientists at Emory University have genetically engineered monkeys to have Huntington’s disease in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the fatal, hereditary ailment to develop possible new treatments.

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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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2008-02-28 12:50:00

An area of the brain involved in the planning and production of spoken and signed language in humans plays a similar role in chimpanzee communication, researchers report online on February 28th in the journal Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press.

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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.


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