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Human Diseases May Have Clue In Human-Chimp Genome Difference

...ingle oxygen atom difference that makes humans and chimpanzees resistant to each other’s malarial parasites. Thi...d microglia, it was not expressed in the brains of chimpanzees and other apes. By defining this human-specific genetic change, scientists may eventually better und...

Chimpanzee helps to unwind Human genetic diseases

...udied due to genetic difference as both humans and chimpanzees have a different progression rate of disease. Specific areas of interest in chimpanzees gene coding research include study of several genome regions which have been found to be conserved f...

Hybrid antibodies to protect from small pox infection

...ly prepared vaccine is a hybrid antibody from both chimpanzees and humans immunized antibody, this hybrid antibod...nd chimpanzees, the bone marrow of hyper-immunized chimpanzees that effectively neutralizes the B5 protein of the virus and also contains the antibodies isolated f...

Ape Humans? Alterations in Proteins Affects Genes.

Did you know that the genetic code of chimpanzees is so much alike the code of humans, almost a 98% similarity, and perhaps that explains why they ‘ape’ us. And yet, // there are glaring differences, despite the 98% similarity, that make us humans. According to scientists, it was not a different set...

Origin of HIV Traced To Wild Chimps

... team of researchers it was found that HIV in wild chimpanzees in southern Cameroon. The researchers analyzed the...he simian immunodeficiency virus which affects the chimpanzees had a close resemblance to HIV-1, one of the strains affecting humans. The study’s lead author Bea...

AIDS – A Powerful Mankille

...fered. Researchers claim that it may have got from chimpanzees to humans around the year 1930 in Central Africa. It was worse being 2/3rd of people with AIDS all over the world were in the sub-Saharan Africa. Carol Bellamy, the former Unicef director, said: In a survey, covering 7 countries life expectancy o...

A Human Brain Gene Could Hold Clues On The Evolution Of Brain Capacity

...ineage diverged from its last common ancestor with chimpanzees 5 to 7 million years ago, HAR1 began to change rather dramatically. "We found 18 differences between chimps and humans, which is an incredible amount of change to have happened in a few million years," Pollard said. The researchers obtained preli...

Monkey Virus Identical to HIV Endemic in Gorillas

...e infected with HIV when they slaughtered infected chimpanzees for food. Around 25 million people have died of HI...lyzed hundreds of droppings from wild gorillas and chimpanzees living in remote forest areas in Cameroon. The animals are hunted for food and medicines even today....

Male Chimpanzees find Older Females Sexy

When it comes to mating, male chimpanzees have the opposite taste when compared to the males... Unlike human males who prefer younger mates, male chimpanzees like older females and turn up their nose at younger ones. The observation was reported in the journ...

E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps

... the first to find antibiotic-resistant strains in chimpanzees in Africa. “Antibiotic resistance has traditiona... Montreal, examined two of 10 known communities of chimpanzees living in Kibale National Park, Uganda. One of the two chimp groups has been the focus of two decade...

Gene Variant Responsible for Acquiring Intellect and Memory in Humans Identified

...eir present study proves that even orang-utans and chimpanzees do not produce it. According to the investigators, KLK8 is the first human-specific discovery of a "splice variant", a gene that is roughly the same in different species but is "cut and pasted" differently when it is expressed, resulting in protein...

Scientists Find Evidence of Human-like Altruism in Chimps

...ve investigated evidence of human like altruism in chimpanzees . Debates about altruism are often based on the ...x Warneken and colleagues have found evidence that chimpanzees act altruistically toward genetically unrelated conspecifics. In two comparative experiments, Warn...

Walking Upright Saves Humans 75 Pc More Energy Compared to Apes

...lyze walking energetics and biomechanics for adult chimpanzees and humans. The only other research study on chimpanzee locomotor cost, conducted in 1973, used juvenile chimpanzees, which have different locomotor mechanics and costs than adults. The team also examined the early hominin fossil record, which t...

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