primate
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.
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015
Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.
 
Falling Out of the Family Tree
Falling Out of the Family Tree
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
A mutation in an ethanol-metabolizing enzyme arose around the time that arboreal primates shifted to a more terrestrial lifestyle, perhaps as an adaptation to eating fermented fruit.
Drunk Monkeys
Drunk Monkeys
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
UC Berkeley biologist Robert Dudley explains his "drunken monkey" hypothesis for how humans developed a taste for alcohol.
Aping Language
Aping Language
Jenny Rood | Feb 6, 2015
Chimpanzees can learn “words” for objects, a study suggests.
On the Other Hand
On the Other Hand
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?
Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2014
Species in a tightly knit genus of Old World primates have evolved tell-tale facial characteristics to prevent hybridization, a study shows.
Drunks and Monkeys
Drunks and Monkeys
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.
 
Book Excerpt from <em>The Drunken Monkey</em>
Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.
The Surprising Evolution of Sex Determination
The Surprising Evolution of Sex Determination
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 23, 2014
A detailed analysis of sex chromosomes finds unexpected evolution of functional Y chromosome genes across species.