Neural Connections Bolstered in Monkeys That Lift Weights
Neural Connections Bolstered in Monkeys That Lift Weights
A study in two macaques reveals the importance of increasing connectivity between muscles and the reticulospinal tract that runs from the brain stem down the spinal cord.
Neural Connections Bolstered in Monkeys That Lift Weights
Neural Connections Bolstered in Monkeys That Lift Weights

A study in two macaques reveals the importance of increasing connectivity between muscles and the reticulospinal tract that runs from the brain stem down the spinal cord.

A study in two macaques reveals the importance of increasing connectivity between muscles and the reticulospinal tract that runs from the brain stem down the spinal cord.

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Deep Brain Optogenetic Control Without Implants
Deep Brain Optogenetic Control Without Implants
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2020
Engineering an ultra-sensitive light-activated ion channel into brain cells allows for the control of neurons in live animals without a brain-implanted light source.
Monkeys Develop Protective Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Monkeys Develop Protective Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 17, 2020
A small study of macaques finds they don’t develop a coronavirus infection the second time they are exposed, supporting the idea of using plasma from recovered patients as a treatment for COVID-19.
When Humans Hear Music, Monkeys May Hear Noise
When Humans Hear Music, Monkeys May Hear Noise
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 1, 2019
The auditory cortices of humans and rhesus monkeys respond very differently to harmonic tones.
Infant Monkeys Died in Accidental Poisoning at UC Davis Lab
Infant Monkeys Died in Accidental Poisoning at UC Davis Lab
Catherine Offord | Jun 18, 2019
The seven primates came into contact with a dye that was used on their mothers, documents reveal.
Why Chimpanzees Have Big Testes, and Mandrills Have Small Ones
Why Chimpanzees Have Big Testes, and Mandrills Have Small Ones
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 16, 2019
For primates, males’ fancier ornaments are linked with smaller testes, according to a new comparative study.
Clones Made of CRISPRed Monkeys
Clones Made of CRISPRed Monkeys
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 25, 2019
Researchers edited macaque embryos to induce symptoms of sleep disorders and chose one animal to clone. A bioethicist questions the study’s appropriateness.
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Phil Jaekl | Dec 1, 2018
A perception of sustained focus may actually be the result of cycles of fluctuating rather than continuous neural activity, according to new behavioral and neurological data from studies in humans and macaques.
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Ashley Yeager | Jul 2, 2018
The organ’s blood-pumping capacity improved with the infusion of cells, a study shows.
Image of the Day: Cuddle Buddies
Image of the Day: Cuddle Buddies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 1, 2018
Researchers studying macaques in Morocco find that socialization improves the monkeys’ odds of surviving the winter. 
Postnatal Zika Infection Causes Brain Damage in Infant Macaques
Postnatal Zika Infection Causes Brain Damage in Infant Macaques
Jim Daley | Apr 4, 2018
The findings highlight the need for long-term monitoring of children exposed to the virus, say scientists. 
Monkeys Cloned by Dolly-the-Sheep Technology
Monkeys Cloned by Dolly-the-Sheep Technology
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2018
The approach, which has never before been successfully attempted in primates, could lead to improved animal models for human biology and disease.
Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again
Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Optogenetic stimulation of the perirhinal cortex can cause macaques to process never-before seen-objects as familiar and known objects as brand new.
Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys
Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 17, 2017
In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.
Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?
Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 12, 2016
Anatomical analysis suggests monkeys possess all the hardware for human-like speech, they just lack the neurological capacity to use it.
Zika-Associated Brain Injuries Found in Monkey Fetus
Zika-Associated Brain Injuries Found in Monkey Fetus
Tracy Vence | Sep 13, 2016
Scientists image fetal brain lesions in a pigtail macaque whose mother was infected with the virus while pregnant.
Different Brains, Similar Wiring
Different Brains, Similar Wiring
Tanya Lewis | Jul 22, 2016
The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.
Antibodies Prevent HIV Infection in Monkeys
Antibodies Prevent HIV Infection in Monkeys
Jef Akst | Apr 29, 2016
Infusing anti-HIV antibodies provides macaques with protection against infection for up to six months, according to a study.