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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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Jef Akst | Apr 29, 2016
Infusing anti-HIV antibodies provides macaques with protection against infection for up to six months, according to a study.
Engineered Monkeys Could Aid Autism Research
Catherine Offord | Jan 26, 2016
Monkeys genetically engineered with multiple copies of an autism-linked human gene display some autism-like behaviors, scientists show.