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May 21, 2019

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Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that ... read more

World's Smallest Bears' Facial Expressions Throw Doubt on Human Superiority

The world's smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear's facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates' supremacy at this subtle form of communication. It is the first time such ... read more

Rukwa Rift Basin Project Names New Cretaceous Mammal from East African Rift System

Researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of ... read more

Fossil Teeth from Kenya Solve Ancient Monkey Mystery

The teeth of a new fossil monkey, unearthed in the badlands of northwest Kenya, help fill a 6-million-year void in Old World monkey evolution, according to a new ... read more
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Cytomegaloviruses Deploy a Novel Stealth Strategy to Subvert Immune Surveillance

Owl monkey cytomegalovirus produces a decoy molecule A43 to evade detection and destruction by immune cells in their hosts, according to a new study. As the authors note, the findings provide a novel ... read more

People Are Essential to Conserving Pollinators

A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and ... read more

Ancient Mammal Remains Digested by Crocodiles Reveal New Species

Fossilized bones that appear to have been digested by crocodiles in the Cayman Islands have revealed three new species and subspecies of mammal that roamed the island more than 300 years ... read more

Scientists Developing New Vaccine Strategy for Tuberculosis

For years, scientists have been trying to come up with a better way to protect people against tuberculosis, the disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. ... read more

Detailed New Primate Brain Atlas Could Lead to Disease Insights

An international project has mapped connections in the marmoset brain at an unprecedented level of detail. A better understanding of primate neural connectivity promises to lead to fundamental ... read more

ADHD Drug Ritalin Has No Effect on Primate Prefrontal Cortex

In contrast to studies of mice and rats, new research investigating the effect of methylphenidate (Ritalin) on neuronal activity in monkeys has found no effect of the drug on the prefrontal cortex. ... read more

Homo Sapiens Colonized South Asian Rainforest by Hunting Small Mammals 45,000 Years Ago

A new study provides direct evidence for the hunting of tree-dwelling monkeys and other small mammals by Homo sapiens 45,000 years ago in the rainforest of Sri ... read more

New Dinosaur With Heart-Shaped Tail Provides Evolutionary Clues for African Continent

A new dinosaur that wears its 'heart' on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous ... read more

Human Antiviral 'GS-441524' Shows Great Promise Against Infectious Disease in Cats

The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit ... read more

Uncovering the Evolution of the Brain

What makes us human, and where does this mysterious property of 'humanness' come from? Humans are genetically similar to chimpanzees and bonobos, yet there exist obvious behavioral and ... read more

Diversity in the CD4 Receptor Protects Chimpanzees from Infection by AIDS-Like Viruses

Medical researchers have found that the CD4 surface protein, which is used by HIV and SIV as the receptor to enter immune cells, is highly variable among wild chimpanzees. Understanding how these ... read more

Boosting Glutamate Reduces Anxiety in Monkeys

Researchers studying male and female marmosets have homed in on the primate brain circuitry responsible for individual differences in overall anxiety. Their findings show that increasing levels of ... read more

Evolutionary History of Baboons

Life on earth is complex and diverse. In the course of evolution, more and more new species have emerged that are adapted to constantly changing environments. Using modern genetic analyses, ... read more

For Endangered Lemurs, Internet Fame Has a Dark Side

A ring-tailed lemur named Sefo became an internet sensation in 2016 when a video of him demanding back scratches from two boys was viewed 20 million times in a week. Now, a new study of Twitter ... read more

A Tradeoff in the Neural Code

New research suggests that our brains are like modern washing machines -- evolved to have the latest sophisticated programming, but more vulnerable to breakdown and prone to develop costly disorders. ... read more

Experimental Antibody 'Cocktail' Protects Animals from Three Deadly Ebola Viruses

Scientists have developed a combination of monoclonal antibodies that protected animals from all three Ebola viruses that cause human disease. The antibody 'cocktail,' called MBP134, is the ... read more

Where Will the World's Next Zika, West Nile or Dengue Virus Come From?

Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created a global flavivirus hotspot map from their ... read more

Contact With Monkeys and Apes Puts Populations at Risk

Animal diseases that infect humans are a major threat to human health, and diseases often spillover to humans from nonhuman primates. Now, researchers have carried out an extensive social sciences ... read more

Howler Monkey Study Examines Mechanisms of New Species Formation

A new study of interbreeding between two species of howler monkeys in Mexico is yielding insights into the forces that drive the evolution of new ... read more

For Gait Transitions, Stability Often Trumps Energy Savings

Working with nine animal models, researchers find a preference for stability over energy conservation during speed-related gait ... read more

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