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Humans, as animals with hands, hand-like feet, and forward eyes, are primates. Luckily, we are far from extinction with an international population of approximately 7.4 billion.
Han and colleagues calculated the risk of Zika entering South American primate populations using criteria that include species range, body size and diet.

The Cao-vit, or eastern black crested gibbon (Nomascus nasutus), is a critically endangered primate only found in northern Vietnam and across the border in China's Guangxi province.
For over a century men who did not want to father a child had but one permament option for contraception. But according to the results of a study conducted at the California National primate Research Center (CNPRC) there could be an alternative to a ...
The founder and primate of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Theophilus Olabayo, on Sunday called for a three-day national fasting and prayer to avert an impending "darkness" hovering over Nigeria.
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- If a groundhog can be a meteorologist then there's no reason a primate shouldn't be able to prognosticate the winner of the Super Bowl.

As the longtime home of Washoe, the chimpanzee who learned how to communicate via sign language, CWU has been in the forefront of primate behavior research. The primate behavior and ecology major is an interdisciplinary program that prepares ...
For example, nearly 90 percent of Madagascar's more than 100 primate species are threatened. Apes in Asia aren't faring much better, as anyone who studies orangutans will attest.
In humans, placentophagy almost never occurs - though exceptions do exist - and this is just one way in which we humans aren't typical when it comes to primate birth. ... But meaningful similarities exist, too, for female primates in these major life ...
It said that whilst the Church needs to clarify the pastoral support for LGBT people it would not recognise same sex marriages. In his letter Archbishop Justin set out his vision for the next primates' Meeting, which will take place in Canterbury in ...
The clay artist gained access to the primates while working on clay figures of the animals before, during and after regular hours, according to a news release.
Archbishop Freier also spoke about the foiled Christmas Day terrorist attack on Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral; and his role as a recently-elected member of the Anglican Communion's primates' Standing Committee. His remarks about the foiled terror ...
[ACNS] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to every primate in the Anglican Communion to set out his hopes for the next primates' Meeting, which will take place in Canterbury in October. He also gave details of last week's report by ...
She also paints, but the primate sculptures are work that is obviously close to her heart. "I believe all art is really based in nature," she says.
Two camps have formed in the study of how intelligence evolved, according to Julia Fischer's Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds and Minds of primates, published in Germany five years ago and now out in translation from the University of Chicago Press. One ...
A Danish zoo has developed a 'Tinder' for orangutans in order to track mating preferences. They have shown a female orangutan potential mates on an iPad to see if she will choose one in order to improve her mating chances.
The use of non-human primates in research has fueled some of the most pivotal scientific discoveries to date and saved countless lives.

Our fellow primates are in trouble. In a study of unprecedented scope, a team of 31 primatologists has analysed every known species of primate to judge how they are faring. The news for man's closest animal relatives is not good. Three-quarters of ...
The report casts doubt on the future of about 300 primate species, including gorillas, chimps, gibbons, marmosets, tarsiers, lemurs and lorises.
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike said on Friday that the visit of the primate of the Methodist Church of Cameroon, The Most Rev.
However, a more rewarding experience is offered by participating in tourism habituation projects and spending the entire day with the primates. These projects are aimed at getting the chimpanzees used to a human presence without influencing their ...
This boon for man may be the undoing of apes, plus many other non-human primates like monkeys, tarsiers, lemurs and lorises.
Babatunde Elijah who is the primate of Inri Evangelical Church has called on religious leaders interested in politics to come out and stop hiding under the guise of religion.
This boon for man may be the undoing of apes, plus many other non-human primates like monkeys, tarsiers, lemurs and lorises.
A new report indicates that more than half of wild primate species are facing extinction. With nearly three quarters of the world's primate population already under threat, is there anything we can do to save our primate cousins? The study, which was ...
primates are remarkable. We're all familiar with chimpanzees, monkeys and ring-tailed lemurs, but have you heard of the tiny big-eyed species, tarsiers, which weigh barely 200g?
Sixty percent of the more than 500 primate species worldwide are threatened with extinction, while more than 75 percent have declining populations.
I learned a new word over the weekend and wished I hadn't: defaunation, meaning the removal of animal species from ecosystems.
The primate study, undertaken by Dr. Jonathan Clayton, a Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary student Scholar, and colleagues at the University of Minnesota, looked at the changes that occur in the gut microbiome of primates in captivity. Dr. Knights ...
This is a commentary by Russell A. Mittermeier, Executive Vice-Chair of conservation International and Chair of the IUCN/SSC primate Specialist Group, and Anthony B. Rylands, Senior Research scientist of Conservation International andDeputy-Chair of ...
Though we don't think much about non-human primates, they certainly play an integral role in our lives. Apes and monkeys help to maintain biodiversity and forest health, are important cultural ... "Alarmingly, ~60% of primate species are now threatened ...
The entire issue is dedicated to the physical, psychological and physiological well-being of laboratory-housed non-human primates, and is notable for its cross-facilities studies as well as for the diversity of primate species that are represented ...
The threat is also in the future as 68% of the current primate areas will be used for future agricultural production, unless we change these destructive plans.
In the poorest parts of the world, many people are being driven to hunting primates to feed themselves. Prof. Serge Wich from Liverpool John Moores University pointed out that the loss of primate species represented the loss of forests that are ...
"Our goal in writing it was to call attention to the fact that most primate species are indeed faced with extinction. We have known about it for a while, and this was a way of getting the word out.
More than half of all monkeys, apes and other primate species are at risk of extinction, according to a new report from 31 international research scientists.
... 60 percent of wild primates around the world are on course to die out, with at least three-quarters of the world' species already in a steep decline.
Hundred of thousands of you joined us for our live blog on climate change ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as US president.
... underlying factor in the widespread population decline of primates is "the expansion of industrial agriculture, large-scale cattle ranching, logging, oil and gas drilling, mining, dam building, and the construction of new road networks in primate ...
Researchers reported that about 60 percent of primate species are threatened with extinction, while around 75 percent of species have declining populations.
Despite the extinction crisis, the researchers said primate conservation was "not yet a lost cause", but action was needed immediately.
... these nonhuman primate species are mainly fueled by human activity, according to the study, as expansion of industrial farming, logging, oil and gas drilling, mining and road construction threaten to destroy the forests these nonhuman primates call ...
The new study found that SLFN11's antiviral potency is highest in non-human primate species such as chimpanzees and orangutans, but less effective in humans and gorillas, indicating that the gene's effects have become highly species-specific over time ...
The majority of the world's primates are in deep trouble. There are as few as 20 or 30 Hainan gibbons left in China, and the trapdoor of extinction is gaping for the Javan slow loris.
"This shows that the spontaneous aspect of extracting numerical information likely has an evolutionary basis, because this has been seen across all humans and also with other primate species," said Ferrigno. The study also showed that the bias toward ...
We're going to see mass primate extinction in the next few decades if we don't take conservation efforts more seriously now, say researchers who conducted the most comprehensive review of primate status so far. For a study published today in the ...
Last year Congress issued a moral call to action when it ordered the National Institutes of Health to reevaluate its ethical oversight of government-funded primate research. Although the scientific community widely sees nonhuman primates as essential ...
"The people who live in association with the forests which support these primate populations are generally exceedingly poor and often ethnic minorities, so they're socially and economically marginalized," Benjamin Rawson, conservation and program ...
It wants primates to eat its fruit and throw the seed away. There is a function, a natural responsibility that is carried out through the process of eating.


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