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Image of the Day: Size Matters

By The Scientist Staff | February 23, 2018

The male proboscis monkey’s large nose probably evolved in response to female preference and competition between males.

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Operation Monkey Rescue

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Meet the people trying to save a research colony of rhesus macaques living on a small island off the coast of hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas.

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Monkeys Cloned by Dolly-the-Sheep Technology

By Catherine Offord | January 25, 2018

The approach, which has never before been successfully attempted in primates, could lead to improved animal models for human biology and disease.

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Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey

By The Scientist Staff | January 18, 2018

A scientist confirms a new species of patas monkey in Ethiopia.

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Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika

By Tanya Lewis | June 28, 2016

Researchers infect rhesus macaques with the virus to better study its effects in humans.

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Embattled Chimps Relocate

By Kerry Grens | January 9, 2016

After losing out on “personhood” in a legal battle, two chimpanzees that were held at a university in New York return to a research center in Louisiana.

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Book Excerpt from The Real Planet of the Apes

By David Begun | December 1, 2015

In Chapter 7, “West Side Story: The African Apes of Europe,” author David Begun describes the thrill of excavating ancient European primates.

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Out of Europe?

By David Begun | December 1, 2015

Instead of getting its start in Africa, humanity may have had more Continental roots. 

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Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys

By Kerry Grens | October 5, 2015

Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.

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