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Monkeys like alcohol at low concentrations, but probably not due to the calories

October 2, 2019

Fruit-eating monkeys show a preference for concentrations of alcohol found in fermenting fruit, but do not seem to…
Common marmoset. Credit: Almuth Einspanier/MPG
Male common marmosets smell female fertility

September 24, 2019

Scientists from the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology found that male common…
Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeys

August 5, 2019

An initial infection with dengue virus did not prime monkeys for an especially virulent infection of Zika virus, according…
Capuchin monkeys have been using tools for thousands of years

June 26, 2019

Use of tools is one of the measures of intelligence. When human ancestors started using tools, they began…
Rasmussen’s posthumous publication solves ancient monkey mystery

April 2, 2019

Nearly five years after his death, colleagues of Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist D. Tab Rasmussen are…
Protecting proboscis monkeys from deforestation

January 7, 2019

A 10 year study of proboscis monkeys in Borneo has revealed that forest conversion to oil palm plantations…
Howler monkey study examines mechanisms of new species formation

December 27, 2018

A new University of Michigan study of interbreeding between two species of howler monkeys in Mexico is yielding…
Monkey DNA may solve mysteries, help conservation

October 16, 2018

In the 1980s, a group of Peters’ Angolan colobus monkeys (Colobus angolensis palliatus) were brought to the United…
Wild African monkeys are infected with the bacterium causing yaws in humans

September 21, 2018

An international research team, led by scientists from McGill University, the German Primate Center, the Robert Koch Institute,…
Monkey studies reveal possible origin of human speech

July 23, 2018

Most animals, including our primate cousins, communicate: they gesture, grimace, grunt, and sing. As a rule, however, they…
Male Vervet Monkeys Use Punishment and Coercion to De-Escalate Intergroup Fights

June 6, 2018

Male vervet monkeys attack members of their own group to prevent them from escalating intergroup encounters into high-risk…
Macaques quickly adapted to the change of environment and learned to use hammer and anvil

March 23, 2018

We judge animal‘s intelligence by its ability to use tools. It requires skills and ingenuity. Furthermore, animals somehow…
Broadly neutralizing antibody treatment may target viral reservoir in monkeys

March 8, 2018

After receiving a course of antiretroviral therapy for their HIV-like infection, approximately half of a group of monkeys…
Big-nosed males get the girls

February 26, 2018

Scientists from Cardiff University, the Danau Girang Field Centre, Kyoto University and Sabah Wildlife Department, found a clear…
Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research

December 15, 2017

Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases,…
Monkey study shows a path to monitoring endangered species

December 15, 2017

A Brazilian-American research group has just published an unusual study outlining data needs for monitoring the survival of…
Monkey sees. . . monkey knows?

September 7, 2017

Socrates is often quoted as having said, “I know that I know nothing.” This ability to know what…
How new behaviors appear and spread among capuchin monkeys

August 24, 2017

One white-faced capuchin monkey sticks its fingers deep into the eye sockets of another capuchin it’s friends with.…
Newly discovered brain network offers clues to social cognition

May 19, 2017

Scientists call our ability to understand another person’s thoughts—to intuit their desires, read their intentions, and predict their…
Zika virus persists in the central nervous system and lymph nodes of Rhesus monkeys

April 29, 2017

Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for…
Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in Brazil

March 22, 2017

In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of…
Macaque brains judge confidence of own memory

March 17, 2017

A group of University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators identified for the first time in monkeys the…
Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

January 19, 2017

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live…
Monkey speak: Macaques have the anatomy, not the brain, for human speech

December 12, 2016

Monkeys known as macaques possess the vocal anatomy to produce “clearly intelligible” human speech but lack the brain…
‘Monkeys make stone flakes too so humans are not unique after all’

October 21, 2016

In a paper, published in Nature, the research team says this finding is significant because archaeologists had always understood…
Monkeys in zoos have human gut bacteria

September 5, 2016

A new study led by the University of Minnesota shows that monkeys in captivity lose much of their…
Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

August 3, 2016

Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. However an international team of…
Changes in primate teeth linked to rise of monkeys

July 13, 2016

UC Berkeley paleontologists have identified distinctive features of primate teeth that allow them to track the evolution of…
Do monkeys know when they need to ‘Google it’?

July 11, 2016

Are humans the only animal that knows what they don’t know? A new study by researchers at Yale…
Chewed Plants Help Detect Viruses in Wild Mountain Gorillas and Monkeys

July 8, 2016

Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes…
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