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What we can learn from dogs?

...bright future. We share many of our genes with our primate cousins - yet they rarely get cancer. Dogs and humans are similar in many ways, but dogs do not suffer from high blood pressure, even when they have kidney disease.// Professor Bob Michell is Professor of Comparative Medicine at the University of H...

Fossil teeth and human development

...nt pattern that sets human beings apart from their primate ancestors, according to an article in the issue of Nature.// Based on the analysis of the fossil teeth, researchers from University College, London and Penn State University determined that the relatively long 15 to 25 year development period of hum...

New Virus : A Threat In the Future?

...rgence of human retroviruses, and the reduction of primate bushmeat hunting has the potential to decrease the frequency of the disease emergence. However researchers say that so far no diseases have been observed in humans from foamy viruses but if this virus behaves like HIV, it is possible that foamy vi...

Developing a new vaccine using a new technology

... an AIDS vaccine using a new technology. The human primate adenovirus vector technology was derived from research conducted by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. The technology is owned by the University and is exclusively licensed to GSK. According to the agreement, IAVI and GSK will collaborat...

Primates reveal a new dimension to human genome

...ological 'behavioral patterns' that identify these primate families unique to study. All of these were not done single-handedly. It is the work of a team that has made these things possible. The team which made these things possible was led by Eddy Ruben and Dare Buffalo, who drove to the comparison of human...

Urban Monkeys Source Of Virus Infections

...HIV in humans, is believed to have originated as a primate virus and jumped the species barrier to humans whe...es tested positive for simian foamy virus (SFV), a primate retrovirus that so far has not been shown to cause disease in humans, but that has been detected in ...

New Procedure Reveals the Secrets of the Brain

...etics in Tübingen, accurately maps the activity in primate brains by means of the BOLD-Signal (Blood Oxygen L... while applying electrical microstimulation to the primate brain. The researchers found that the spread of activity around the electrode in macaque area V1 i...

Genuine Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

...hey believe human laughter sounds more like a wild primate call than language. Between four and two million years ago, this laughter evolved as a reaction to non-serious social incongruity, such as when one human ancestor would hear another loudly pass gas while the individuals felt safe and were playing. ...

Search For Bigfoot Creature To Be Delayed

...heory is that Bigfoot is a descendant of the giant primate species, Gigantopithecus Blackai.Remains of this animal found in Vietnam and China date back between 100,000 and two million years ago. Similar sightings have been reported in the wilderness areas around the world, including the so-called bigfoot i...

Early Man Was A Prey Rather Than A Predator

...you really examine the fossil and living non-human primate evidence, that is just not the case," Sussman said. Sussman and his co-author, Donna L. Hart, focused their research on one specific species, the Australopithecus afarensis, known to have lived between five million and two and a half million years ag...

Mystery behind the evolution of the Human brain

...ir called the baby fat. Human infants are the only primate babies born with excess fat. It accounts for about 14 % of their birth weight, similar to that of their brains. This baby fat helped in providing the physiological conditions for man’s evolutionary brain expansion. These fat reservoirs are due to t...

Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

...s roxellana), which is the region's largest living primate and the country's No. 2 flagship species after the giant panda. The full results from the expedition will be shared with numerous entities, such as the Chinese government, environmental organizations and scientists to develop conservation strategie...

'Expedition Everest' Finds New Species

...s roxellana), which is the region's largest living primate and the country's No. 2 flagship species after the giant panda. The full results from the expedition will be shared with numerous entities, such as the Chinese government, environmental organizations and scientists to develop conservation strategies ...

Nepali Rhesus May be Used as an Alternate for HIV/AIDS Research

...w fever, and represent one of the most widely used primate models for AIDS-related research. India, however, ... to assist our collaborators in creating the first primate research center in Nepal and to help address some of Nepal's most pressing health concerns that incl...

To Ape or Not To Ape? Bridging Missing Links in Medical Research

...ts involved with research on primates contend that primate experiments are need of the hour to arrive at reme...for human diseases. Scientists opine that specific primate research has contributed in great measure towards protecting human health. Having said that, it is...

Transplanted Pancreatic Tissue Could Help Diabetics

...eisner, "warrant further, pre-clinical research on primate models." Contact: Jennifer Manning jennifer@acwis.org 212-895-7952 American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Source: Eurekalert...

Sound Separated into Sound Frequencies

...ans’. This will help advance research into how the primate brain separates sound mixtures in our typically noisy listening environment. In the new fMRI study, scientists went beyond identifying individual auditory cortex fields (ACFs); earlier studies had predicted those findings. The researchers also crea...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...omparing it to the human genome sequence and other primate genomes, shedding light on molecular mechanisms im...haracteristics that separate humans from non-human primate ancestors. With the sequencing of major primate genomes, researchers are able to more precisely st...

Fatherhood gets into the head

...luences of paternity on the brain, delved into the primate world, based on the strength of their close// resemblance with humans. Tiny monkeys called marmosets, whose brains are pretty complex, have lent a valuable insight into how fatherhood can actually instigate changes in the brain. Researchers foun...

Viruses Can Cross Species Barrier

...onkeys to humans //are a danger to human health. A primate expert at the University of Washington has edited ...ian foamy virus (SFV) from a monkey bite. SFV is a primate retrovirus that so far has not been shown to cause disease in humans. Monkey temples are religious s...

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