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A radio host in Kamchatka in the Far East has been taken off the airwaves after she compared Russians who voted for President Vladimir Putin to primates. Nearly 77 percent of voters on Sunday gave Putin a fourth presidential term amid reports of ballot-stuffing and state employers pressuring workers ...
The aim: to find cures for mental health conditions and neurological illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Around the world, more than 100,000 monkeys and apes are used for biomedical research every year. Oxford University, Edinburgh University, University College London, King's ... UK

All primates appear to dream, but each species exhibits its own unique sleeping characteristics and durations, with humans having perhaps the most unusual sleep of any such animal. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, include the observation that humans sleep ...
The study looked at the amount of time that different primates spend sleeping. In doing so, they found that primates vary widely in their sleep durations. (See the figure below.) Most species sleep somewhere between nine and 15 hours a day, with humans averaging around seven. Remarkably, of the ...
Primate Research Company Alpha Genesis is in full compliance with regulations and standards of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), according to findings by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) following a comprehensive inspection, Company officials said today. The USDA conducted their ...
In the study, scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) led by Dr Dan Barouch, and their collaborators first infected 44 rhesus macaques with simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), an HIV-like virus commonly used in nonhuman primate studies. They then initiated daily ...

An Indonesian zoo infamous for mistreatment of animals is being slammed again by activists after a video emerged of one of its orangutans smoking. Activist Marison Guciano filmed a video on Sunday that shows a young man flicking his half-smoked cigarette into the primate's enclosure. It's picked up by ...
The two existing primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ANZP) have announced that the province's third primate will be Bishop Don Tamihere, currently bishop of Tairawhiti. The Church of ANZP is unique in the Anglican Communion in having three primates of the whole ...
In the study, scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) led by Dr Dan Barouch, and their collaborators first infected 44 rhesus macaques with simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), an HIV-like virus commonly used in nonhuman primate studies. They then initiated daily ...
Introduction: DNA nanoparticles (NPs) comprising polylysine conjugated to polyethylene glycol efficiently target murine photoreceptors and the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and lead to long-term phenotypic improvement in models of retinal degeneration. Advancing this technology requires testing in a ...
SNOOZE TIME Humans get much less sleep than expected for a primate with our biological and lifestyle characteristics, a study finds. Most other studied primates, including ring-tailed lemurs like these, sleep about as much on average as researchers estimated they should. arrowsg/iStockphoto. Email.
“Great teamwork of @lwirocrpl and Virunga National Park to save this baby out of the hands of poachers,” writes Caere in his Instagram post. “We flew baby Mussa to his new home at Lwiro Primates. This looks cute but is actually a sad story. He should be with his mum.. But happy we could give him a new ...
Several sanctuaries, including the Primate Rescue Center (Kentucky) and Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary (Florida), began with founders adopting pet primates. And an archived version of the Chimps Inc. website says that Lesley Day acquired a spider monkey in the 1980s who escaped from her house ...
Acknowledging the importance of primate studies to address existing issues prior to human trials, the researchers developed a protocol for successfully grafting NPCs into primates. The primate protocol differed from rodent protocols in a number of aspects. These included modifications to the grafting matrix, ...
Yet while computer generated imagery is now good enough to create realistic looking animals on screen, some movies still employ actual non-human primates. In the last few years, primate actors have been used in major Hollywood films such as The Hangover Part II (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ...
Much of our knowledge about the important effects of circadian rhythms in physiology comes from studies of mice, which are nocturnal. Mure et al. report transcriptional profiles from many tissues and brain regions in baboons over a 24-hour period (see the Perspective by Millius and Ueda). The ...

In the Yerkes and Mount Sinai study, the research team sought to determine whether non-surgical exposure to sevoflurane, an inhaled anesthetic commonly used with children, could lead to cognitive and behavioral alterations in a nonhuman primate (NHP) model. A translational animal model for this type ...
This Thursday making their debut at the Pickle Barrel is a band not to be missed: Hayley Jane and the Primates. I first saw this band two years ago at Jerry Jam in New Hampshire and became an instant fan. I've seen them twice now and the band is very tight and Hayley Jane is a unique singer. I had the ...
The study indicates that the changes occurring in the human brain during the course of a lifetime are more pronounced than in other primates. The results of the research were published in the journal RNA. The researchers examined alternative splicing - a process at which one gene encodes several ...
On a form VCU submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture this past fall, the university lists 38 non-human primates "upon which experiments, teaching, research, surgery, or tests were conducted involving accompanying pain or distress to the animals and for which appropriate anesthetic, analgesic, ...
The twittering of birds and chattering monkeys is a natural alarm for staff at the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre (EPRC). Two attendants slowly walk on the path between the trees and cages of primates that need special cares. They talk about the monkeys they put geographical positioning rings on ...
“New World monkeys are a diverse group of small to medium sized arboreal primates that inhabit a wide range of forest habitats from Mexico down through Central and South America,” a release from the zoo states. Buttonwood Park Zoo is now home to six New World Primate species, including the critically ...
A monkey peers out behind bars at a primate testing center in Sukhumi, Georgia. ... The use of non-human primates as lab animals has long been contentious. Animal welfare groups argue that experiments on non-human primates are especially cruel, because of the animals' similarities to humans.
Two identical macaque monkeys, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, are the first primates to be cloned using the single cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technique — the same process that created the famous Dolly the Sheep back in 1996. Their names are derived from the Chinese adjective Zhonghua, which means ...
The birth of these macaque clones is a proof of concept that could lead to the cloning of other primates, and perhaps, eventually, humans. "The technical barrier of cloning primate species, including humans, is now broken," Qiang Sun, the lead researcher on the project at the Chinese Academy of Sciences ...
Neuroanatomists have been trying for decades to find major differences between the brains of humans and other primates, aside from the obvious brain size. The human brain must have reorganized its chemistry and wiring as early human ancestors began to walk upright, use tools, and develop more ...
The invited primates are Archbishop Moon Hing, Bishop of West Malaysia and Primate of South East Asia; Bishop Humphrey Peters, Bishop of Peshawar and Moderator of the Church of Pakistan; Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town, from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa; and Archbishop ...
VietNamNet Bridge – Recent rapid construction of more than 20 hotels and resorts in Son Tra Nature Reserve is threatening the survival of highly endangered langurs and other wildlife. Human activities, such as illegal logging and hunting, also continue to badly affect the lives of the primates and wildlife in ...
“Studying the predator and primate interactions in this way will provide important insights into how and if primates alter their behavior when a predator is around,” said Dena Clink, a recent UC Davis Ph.D. graduate researching primate ecology and primate conservation. While leopards tend to be solitary, ...
“And in this small area you have crammed fully 112 out of 703 known kinds of primates, making Madagascar by far the highest primate conservation priority on Earth. What is more, all of the 5 families, 15 genera, and 112 species and subspecies of lemurs are endemic to Madagascar and almost 90% are ...
It is likely that an owl's snack craving almost turned him into road kill. But, thanks to some alert drivers and some police officers, the owl will soon be back to flying around. "If it had wandered out into the travel lane of the highway, (it) probably would've been struck and killed," said Cpl. Mike Lathroum, ...
... research published in Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's journal, “Emerging Infectious Diseases.” » RELATED: Woman sues Sephora, says lipstick gave her herpes — Can that really happen? And scientists warn that the virus, which is relatively common and mild in the primates, ...
The dream of a companion for Zito, the 23-year-old male Lar gibbon at Great Bend's zoo, has come true. Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo Supervisor and Curator Sara Hamlin said Rerun, a female Lar gibbon, was moved here from Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, at the end of October. Rerun will be 28 years ...
Whether a harpy eagle plucking a capuchin from the treetops or a leopard ambushing a chimpanzee, predation on our primate cousins can be intense to witness – the fearful expressions of the prey hit a bit close to home, and the concept in general maybe evokes archetypal fears of the beasts that ...
Scientists and conservation teams from Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Dali University and the German Primate Center just published a comprehensive conservation ... The following year, scientists in China confirmed that these primates are also found in the neighbouring forests of Yunnan province.
The former Primate of Uganda, Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi-Nkoyoyo, will be buried tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Anglican Shrine of the Uganda Martyrs in Namugong. Archbishop Nkoyoyo died on Friday (5 January) from pneumonia. He was 80 years old. Last year he underwent successful treatment ...
British pop producers Space Primates and Los Angeles-based pop/soul singer GoldFord have come together to create one upbeat new track for 2018. Titled "My Life," the track starts out with GoldFord singing over an acoustic guitar, then brings in fun synth pop beats. The lyrics boast a carefree attitude with ...
The Primate also prophesied that there might difficulties along the path, but the people would reap the fruits of their labour in 2018. He called on all Nigerians to have faith and allow God to be their guardian in all endeavours who would resolve all their personal and national problems. In his remark, Rev.
But research is starting to suggest that jealousy, at least, is a "primordial" emotionthat both people and some animals (particularly dogs and primates) ... in coppery titi monkeys, a monogamous primate species, and they are using the animals to better understand the neurobiology of the powerful emotion.
The founder of The Living Christ Gospel Church Nigeria and Overseas, Primate (Dr) Nathaniel F. Olorunsola, has released his own version of prophecies for 2018. On governance, the cleric warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest in 2019 election in order to live longer as instructed by God.
NEMO anthropologist a frequent contributor on research regarding primates ... Bridgeman has been an anthropology professor at Washington University, an instructor in primate behavior and ecology in Costa Rica and was an author and editor for W.W. Norton & Company on an anthropology textbook.
Photo agency Shutterstock announced this week that it will ban photos and videos of primates shown in unnatural settings across its subsidiaries, including Bigstock. The company made the decision after pressure from animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ...
The team has also suggested making the primate the official national animal of Zanzibar. "The Zanzibar red colobus monkey is unique to Zanzibar and could be a wonderful example of how conservation efforts can succeed in protecting both wildlife and habitat, which in turn benefits communities" added ...
These early excursions both drew the attention of Louis Leakey, a Kenyan paleoanthropologist who helped launch their long-term studies of primates. ..... A female chimpanzee under study — Flo — had babies, and the movie charts how developments in Goodall's life often paralleled ones with this primate ...
The findings have attracted the attention of archaeologists keen to explore the so-called Stone Ages of non-human primates. Digging through layers of dirt, they have already unearthed the remains of tools made thousands of years ago. Their discoveries usher in the new discipline of primate archaeology, ...
Lambeth Palace, the official London residence and offices of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to stage an event showcasing Anglican primates' views on the care of creation. Archbishops, presiding bishops and moderators from Australia to Zambia, representing the 39 provinces of the Anglican Communion ...
Wiseman's camera prowls the concrete corridors, past the rows of cages and into the frightening laboratories of Emory University's Yerkes Primate Research Center in Lawrenceville, Ga. There he observes the shocking and heart-breaking treatment of the great apes and monkeys subject to arcane, often ...
Susanne Shultz at the University of Manchester, UK, and her colleagues compared group sizes in 215 primate species. The average number in a group varied between species but was always clustered around five distinct sizes (Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0490). The preferred group sizes ...
The paper's author, Brooke Aldrich of the Neotropical Primate Conservation Trust, based in the UK, found that in more than half the trailers viewed the primates were shown among humans and performing “human” actions. She notes that often the animals were shown smiling – or rather, grimacing, a facial ...


 

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