What a Video Game Can Reveal About Monkeys’ Minds
What a Video Game Can Reveal About Monkeys’ Minds
Researchers find that the animals can account for others’ behavior and circumstances in their strategies.
What a Video Game Can Reveal About Monkeys’ Minds
What a Video Game Can Reveal About Monkeys’ Minds

Researchers find that the animals can account for others’ behavior and circumstances in their strategies.

Researchers find that the animals can account for others’ behavior and circumstances in their strategies.

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Argentinian Field Site Devastated by Fire
Argentinian Field Site Devastated by Fire
Amanda Heidt | Oct 15, 2020
Roughly half of the howler monkeys in the research preserve have died or remain unaccounted for. Scientists had been studying them for more than 30 years. 
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.
Lawmakers Push NIH to Reduce Nonhuman Primate Research
Lawmakers Push NIH to Reduce Nonhuman Primate Research
Chia-Yi Hou | May 10, 2019
A spending bill approved by a House committee would require the agency to “accelerate” the replacement of nonhuman primates in laboratories starting in October.
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
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.
As Primate Research Drops in Europe, Overseas Options Appeal
As Primate Research Drops in Europe, Overseas Options Appeal
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 21, 2018
A combination of public opposition, intense regulations, and rising costs in the EU make conditions in China and elsewhere attractive for studying monkeys.
Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys
Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
The stem cell–derived transplants were stable for 24 months and led to wide-ranging behavioral improvements in the monkeys.  
Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is
Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is
Jim Daley | May 3, 2018
A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 26, 2018
Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
Image of the Day: Size Matters
Image of the Day: Size Matters
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 23, 2018
The male proboscis monkey’s large nose probably evolved in response to female preference and competition between males.
Scientists Unite to Save “Monkey Island” After Hurricane Maria
Scientists Unite to Save “Monkey Island” After Hurricane Maria
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2018
Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas.
Operation Monkey Rescue
Operation Monkey Rescue
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 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.
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.
Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey
Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 18, 2018
A scientist confirms a new species of patas monkey in Ethiopia.
Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika
Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika
Tanya Lewis | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers infect rhesus macaques with the virus to better study its effects in humans.
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Kerry Grens | Jan 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.
Out of Europe?
Out of Europe?
David Begun | Dec 1, 2015
Instead of getting its start in Africa, humanity may have had more Continental roots. 
Book Excerpt from <em>The Real Planet of the Apes</em>
Book Excerpt from The Real Planet of the Apes
David Begun | Nov 30, 2015
In Chapter 7, “West Side Story: The African Apes of Europe,” author David Begun describes the thrill of excavating ancient European primates.
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2015
Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.
OU Baboon Program to Close
OU Baboon Program to Close
Kerry Grens | Sep 9, 2015
A research primate–breeding facility at the University of Oklahoma will phase out operations over the next few years.