Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
Nonhuman primates like rhesus monkeys share certain characteristics with people that may make them better study subjects than mice for research on neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers used a test designed for babies to show that rhesus monkeys can sense their own heartbeats. The finding opens up important paths of research into consciousness and mental health issues.
North American red squirrels produce a range of sounds, but their distinctive rattle call may have more to do with identifying themselves than warning off other squirrels.
Although treatments for Ebola have helped many people overcome this deadly disease, the virus can persist in the brain and cause a lethal relapse.
Macaque tooth wear was identical to our ancestors, throwing into question the long held belief that tool use caused the markings on hominin tooth fossils.
Macaques are an alien species - and the endemic plants and animals of the island haven’t adapted to protect themselves against these monkeys.
Why social interaction isn’t always a good thing for primates, especially for individuals with a fever.
People with HIV need to take daily medication to keep the virus at bay. A study has found that a new treatment combination could boost immunity and control virus levels even after stopping medication.
Less attractive endangered species don’t tend to receive the same public attention as their more beautiful counterparts: new studies show how we might help change that.
With higher warming levels, most of the spaces in which species can survive will be lost and the potential for restoration will become more limited.
About 60 per cent of monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers are threatened with extinction. Climate change will only make it more difficult for them to survive.
Researchers have grown the first human-monkey hybrid embryos as well as mouse embryos in artificial wombs late into development. These biomedical breakthroughs raise different ethical quandaries.
How scientists discovered the ‘Popa langur’ was a separate species of just 200 monkeys.
Without adequate information, we can’t prioritise efforts and funding to best protect our primate relatives.
Primates have evolved behavioural strategies that can minimise the risk and costs of conflict.
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
Ancient frescoes suggest Europe and south Asia had trade links as long as 3,600 years ago.