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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 27, 2016
Monkeys genetically engineered with multiple copies of an autism-linked human gene display some autism-like behaviors, scientists show.
Staff | Jul 1, 2015
Travel to Bangladesh to meet the Bedey, a band of river nomads, and their trained macaques, which perform shows and seldom transmit a monkey virus to their handlers.
The Lies That Scars Tell
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Macaque trainers in Bangladesh are often bitten by their monkeys, but rarely infected by a particular simian retrovirus.
Blood Cell Counts Low in Fukushima Monkeys
Bob Grant | Jul 29, 2014
Wild primates living near the site of 2011’s tsunami-spawned nuclear disaster are showing physiological signs of radiation exposure.
Snakes on a Visual Plane
Tracy Vence | Oct 28, 2013
Researchers detect neurons in the macaque brain that selectively respond to images of reptilian predators.
Monkey mind control
Jessica P. Johnson | May 27, 2011
Even while remaining motionless, macaques are able to increase the activity of a particular brain region, improving their concentration and search abilities.