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Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

Swedish zoo resident would secretly stash rocks, 'missiles' to hurl at visitors for his own amusement, report details. MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- For years, Santino, a male chimp at the Furuvik Zoo in Lund, Sweden, was in the habit of spending two hours before the zoo opened c...

Surgeon operates to rescue chimp with rare deformity

An orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Liverpool has performed a groundbreaking operation on a chimp in Cameroon to correct a deformity more commonly seen in dogs. The three year-old chimp called Janet was rescued from the Cameroon pet trade last year and now lives in a chimpanzee reserve ...

AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

...ientists have discovered that a species of African chimp can develop the equivalent of AIDS when infected w...ore likely to die, the study found. One female chimp died within three years of becoming infected with ...ins of HIV in humans might go like this: monkey to chimp to human," he said. More information The W...

Ancient Viral Defense may Explain Susceptibility to HIV: Study

...r the chimpanzee genome. In fact, when the chimp genome was sequenced in 2005, it emerged that the largest difference between chimp and human DNA was the presence of PtERV1. Research...n of the PtERV1 virus using DNA sequences from the chimp genome, and in laboratory experiments with human c...

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

..., describes how he and his colleagues looked at a different virus ( PtERV1) which was active about a million years after human lineage parted from the chimp one. It appears that ancient hominids successfully evolved immunity to that virus, but in doing so were somehow left defenseless against HIV. T...

E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps

... Uganda, and McGill University in 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 decades of research by international teams of scientists. The other is regularly visited by employees of a local tour...

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

...enome. She and Haussler then devised a computational strategy for using the chimp genome and comparative genomics to identify regions of the human genome tha...mals except humans. There were only two differences between the chicken and chimp genomes in HAR1's sequence of 118 bases (bases are subunits of DNA, the As,...

SEMEN – More than just a sperm carrie

...r in Atlanta, Georgia, to test the semen of six chimpanzees. Unlike humans, chimp females advertise their fertility with bright red swollen behinds. Sure enough, compared to humans, the semen of chimp males had significantly lower levels of FSH and no luteinising hormone what...

HIV did not arise from polio vaccine

...legedly cultured in chimpanzee kidney cells. These chimp cells, some say, may have been contaminated with t...s. The Wistar Institute has always denied that any chimp cells were used in manufacturing its OPV. But t...emonstrate that the Wistar vaccine did not contain chimp cells and that the virus that would become HIV lik...
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