Nonhuman primates like rhesus monkeys share certain characteristics with people that may make them better study subjects than mice for research on neurodegenerative diseases.
Cutting-edge analysis of fossil ape teeth reveals ancient seasonal change in Africa, long before human ancestors appeared. The method will be crucial for the future study of early hominins.
Human brains seem to be wired differently to those of chimps or macaques.
How Rekambo chimpanzees demonstrate a number of ground breaking behaviours never seen before in animals.
Why social interaction isn’t always a good thing for primates, especially for individuals with a fever.
Little is known about what physiological mechanisms African primates use to cope with environmental and social changes such as climate change and human encroachment on their habitat.
We studied 8,000 primate teeth and finally confirmed that humans are not the only living primate to suffer from cavities. But there are interesting differences.
Differences between male and female skulls in some species of gibbon may shed light on how our extinct ancestors lived.
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.
New research calls into question the validity of ‘Dunbar’s number’.
The virus is always present in nature and when circumstances allow, it may jump from one species to another.
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.
The ‘good’ side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the ‘evil’ side.
Primates have evolved behavioural strategies that can minimise the risk and costs of conflict.
Freedom of movement for survival.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
People can still learn a great deal about these mammals while keeping a safe distance.
The evolution of the strong human bond.
Previously undocumented, this tiny extra digit – called a “pseudothumb” – is a structure on each wrist made of bone and cartilage.