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Air France Announces End to Research Monkey Transport
The shift is likely to add to an ongoing shortage of primates used in labs, which could slow progress in future COVID-19 vaccine development and other areas.
Air France Announces End to Research Monkey Transport
Air France Announces End to Research Monkey Transport

The shift is likely to add to an ongoing shortage of primates used in labs, which could slow progress in future COVID-19 vaccine development and other areas.

The shift is likely to add to an ongoing shortage of primates used in labs, which could slow progress in future COVID-19 vaccine development and other areas.

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To Mate or Not to Mate? Baboons’ Inbreeding Defense Is Biased
Saugat Bolakhe | Mar 25, 2022
Researchers find that wild baboons are generally good at avoiding inbreeding, but that it’s more likely to occur with paternal than maternal relatives.
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Ophthamologist Alan Scott Dies at Age 89
Chloe Tenn | Dec 29, 2021
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute scientist developed Botox for medicinal use.
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Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021
Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.
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Infographic: Single-Cell Recordings Identify “Number Neurons”
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021
Some nerve cells in the brains of macaques respond selectively to particular numbers, hinting at a specialized pathway for extracting information about numerical quantity.
Screams Communicate Human Emotions
Phil Jaekl | Jul 1, 2021
A group of self-styled screamologists are sifting through the noisiness of nonverbal human vocalizations and finding previously undemonstrated forms of communication.
What a Video Game Can Reveal About Monkeys’ Minds
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2021
Researchers find that the animals can account for others’ behavior and circumstances in their strategies.
Unravelling Memory’s Mysteries: A Profile of Elizabeth Buffalo
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
Studying nonhuman primates, the University of Washington neuroscientist has identified important features of the neural underpinnings of learning and memory.
Another Ancient Primate Lineage Sailed to South America
Lisa Winter | Apr 10, 2020
A new fossil discovery indicates a second primate group also traversed the Atlantic millions of years ago on a raft of vegetation.
US Primate Centers Work to Protect Animals from COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Mar 19, 2020
Rhesus macaques can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, leading primate center scientists to try to prevent outbreaks in their colonies, especially as experiments on coronavirus start.
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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.
Image of the Day: Vestibular System
Amy Schleunes | Mar 13, 2020
The inner ear cavity proves to be a useful tool for studying the evolutionary relationships among monkeys, apes, and humans.
Image of the Day: Old Ovaries
Amy Schleunes | Feb 6, 2020
Oxidative stress associated with aging damages ovarian cells in both humans and nonhuman primates.
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
Catherine Offord | Jun 18, 2019
The seven primates came into contact with a dye that was used on their mothers, documents reveal.
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Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 21, 2019
Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.
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.
Image of the Day: Wisdom Teeth Lost
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 9, 2019
A study of tiny monkey skulls and teeth suggests that shrinking body size didn’t crowd out wisdom teeth during evolution.
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2018
Her work changed the discipline by bringing rigorous experimentation to field studies of monkeys and baboons.