Tag: "gorilla" at medical news
Fruit Bats Act As Carriers of Ebola Virus
... virus has also taken a heavy toll among the local gorilla
and chimpanzee populations. Bats on the other hand have the capability of surviving the virus in spite of being carriers. Insufficient funds has inhibited research activities with regard to Ebola. If the bats are the only source of contracting the d...
Mild Intoxication Limit ‘Attention Span’ - Study Fins
...through the video clip, an individual dressed in a gorilla
suit appeared on the screen, walked directly through the players, beat its chest and then walked away.. Subjects who were mildly intoxicated were twice as likely to miss seeing the gorilla, even though it had screen time of over a third of the video....
Gorilla Dies during Heart Surgery at Washington Zoo
Kuja, a 23-year-old western lowland gorilla
died at Washington's National Zoo on Saturday whil... Kuja to help his ailing heart. On June 20, the gorilla
had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. When surgery began on Saturday morning Kuja was in...
NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes
...o pygmaeus), marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) and the gorilla
(Gorilla gorilla). "The gibbon genome sequence will provide researchers with crucial information when comparing it to the human genome sequence and other primate genomes, shedding light on molecular mechanisms implicated in human health and disease...
Monkey Virus Identical to HIV Endemic in Gorillas
...t we don't know who transmitted it to humans - the gorilla
or the chimp.' How the gorillas became infected in the first place is still a mystery because gorillas are vegetarians and encounters with chimpanzees are thought to be rare. Knowing the origin of the HIV and its crossing of species is importan...
Ebola-Outbreak Kills 5000 Gorillas
...ola virus in Africa have been repeatedly linked to gorilla
and chimpanzee deaths in nearby forests. //Hotly d...ontrolling the devastating impact of Ebola on wild gorilla
and chimpanzee populations. Since reports of ape die-offs first circulated widely in 2003, sceptics...