Endangered Great Ape Finds Safe Haven
New rainforest reserve protects more than 1,000 bonobos and benefits local communities
KINSHASA, DRC, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) joins the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in announcing the official establishment of the K...
To Ape or Not To Ape? Bridging Missing Links in Medical Research
Raging controversies have always surrounded animal experimentation, but the simmering issue deals with the idea of using primates in medical research.// The reason for the yo-yoing on the issue of using primates in medical testing hovers around their extreme likeness with humans.
Apes Love a Good Laugh, Too
...gs, compared the laughter sounds of all four great ape
species -- chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and oran... human laughter. Despite clear differences between ape
and human laughter, the results showed that laught...xamine what -- if any -- connections exist between ape
laughter and the development of humor, or precisel...
Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's
"We were able to show that, similar to what has been seen in mouse brains, PIB does not bind with high affinity to plaque in monkey or ape
brains," Rosen said.
Another group of researchers at the Yerkes Center recently reported separately that a test involving infrared eye tracking may...
Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'
...s Center at the Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University in Atlanta. "This ape
must have learned that during displays he would run out of things to throw ...n, which they do on a daily basis," de Waal added.
De Waal described one ape
that gathered straw from inside a heated building, then took it outside for...
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...port Group.com, the flagship website for Alcoholic ape
According to Brian Diggins, Director of Recovery Resources for Alcoholic ape
llc., "This program will only continue for ho...ry Program is a registered trade mark of Alcoholic ape
Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health
...as to protect the health of people and animals.
Integrated Research Key to Interventions
Gillespie is among the founding scientists of the Great ape
Health Monitoring Unit, a cooperative effort of the United Nations, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. The unit strives to inte...
Toddler Study Proves Humans Outsmart Apes
...tanding concepts such as quantities and causality. However, the children were correct in three out of four of the social learning tests, while the two ape
species were correct only one out of three times.
"We compared three species to determine which abilities and skills are distinctly human. The chi...
Ebola-Outbreak Kills 5000 Gorillas
...rests. //Hotly debated has been whether these wild ape
deaths were isolated incidents or part of a massiv... and chimpanzee populations.
Since reports of ape
die-offs first circulated widely in 2003, sceptics...ted areas that were designed to be the bulwarks of ape
conservation efforts. Ebola has not totally made a...
Yoga Can Keep Youths Away From Drugs: Ravi Shankar
...ning College in Goa.
In a special message to residents of the state, he appealed to the people to showcase the real Goa to tourists. 'Don't try to ape
others. Let the people know about the real Goa...Its food, culture, lifestyle. We should showcase our own assets to them,' he said.
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Great Ape Trust graduate student's paper sheds light on bonobo language
Des Moines, Iowa August 27, 2008 What happens when linguistic tools used to analyze human language are applied to a conversation between a language-competent bonobo and a human? The findings, published this month in the Journal of Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science , indicate tha...
Great Ape Trust's Wich lead author of Oryx paper on continuing orangutan population declines
Des Moines, Iowa July 3, 2008 Endangered wild orangutan (Pongo spp.) populations are declining more sharply in Sumatra and Borneo than previously estimated, according to new findings published this month by Great Ape
Trust of Iowa scientist Dr. Serge Wich and other orangutan conservation experts...
Great Ape Trust to gather internationally recognized scientists for Decade of the Mind III
Des Moines, Iowa March 31, 2008 Internationally recognized research pioneers from a variety of disciplines will gather in Des Moines May 7-9 when Great Ape
Trust of Iowa presents Decade of the Mind III: Emergence of the Mind, a groundbreaking symposium exploring the topics of consciousness and m...
Great Ape Trust signs agreement with Universitas Nasional in Jakarta
Des Moines, Iowa February 13, 2008 Great Ape
Trust of Iowa has signed its first international Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a pact with Universitas Nasional in Jakarta, Indonesia, that will broaden opportunities for U.S. students to study rapidly disappearing orangutans in the wild and bols...
Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts
Des Moines, Iowa November 1, 2007 Officials with Great Ape
Trust of Iowa, a world-class scientific research facility in Des Moines, announced today the organization will award nearly $127,000 this year to 22 international conservation efforts. Dr. Benjamin Beck, director of conservation at Grea...
Ancient ape ruled out of man's ancestral line
Ancient remains, once thought to be a key link in the evolution of mankind, have now been shown to be 400,000 years too young to be a part of man’s family tree.
The remains of the apeman, dubbed Little Foot, were discovered in a cave complex at Sterkfontein by a local South African team in 1997. ...
Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains
Covering ship hulls with artificial shark skin could help ships sailing smoothly. The growth of marine organisms such as barnacles on ship hulls is a major cause of increased energy costs in the naval industry. Shark skin offers a structural design that prevents this so called 'bio-fouling'.
Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study
...archers acknowledge, however, that early human and ape
fossils are largely found in Africa, whereas moder...ionship. They write that in the absence of African ape
fossils more than 500,000 years old, a series of "...oing against accepted interpretations of human and ape
relationships, and there's no doubt their conclusi...
Duke, Harvard researchers to monitor bonobo reintroduction
... American researchers who have been studying the rare and threatened bonobo ape
will lead monitoring efforts after a group of orphan bonobos are returned t...minated and use sex to resolve social tension.
Ironically, this peaceful ape
only lives in one country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been...
Harvard scientist says we are what we eat -- and what we cook
...et of cooked food.
"Cooking is what makes the human diet 'human,' and the most logical explanation for the advances in brain and body size over our ape
ancestors," Wrangham says. "It's hard to imagine the leap to Homo erectus without cooking's nutritional benefits."
While others have posited that m...
ape in Biological Definition
...into my hands", and then replied that he "would rather be descended from an ape
than from a cultivated man who used his gifts of culture and eloquence in t... The story spread around the country: Huxley had said he would rather be an ape
than a Bishop.
To many, Darwin's view of nature became associated with on...
# of chromosomes
# of chromosomes
...mates and man-apes
Humanzee (debunked by DNA tests)
...hilosophy of religion concerns whether God is a person. (See also Great ape
In Latin , humanus is the adjectival form of the noun ...approximately seven million years old already showing a divergence from the ape
lineage suggests an earlier divergence.
Human evolution is characterize...
...saic of discrete sequence classes. Nature, 423, 825-837
Rozen, S., et. al. (2003) Abundant gene conversion between arms of palindromes in human and ape
Y chromosomes. Nature, 423, 873-876.
Researchers Discover Use of Novel Mechanism Preserves Y Chromosome Genes
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ape in Biological Dictionary
...... Recombination Hotspots Versus Pseudoautosomal Regions . 1225 ... the GC counts along the human pseudoautosomal region 1. ... The great ape
short-arm pseudoautosomal region (PAR1) is ... by the orthologous pseudoautosomal regions of many other. mammals. ... It has been demonstra...