News tagged with macaque monkeys
New experimental method allows spontaneous synchronization of arm motions by pairs of Japanese macaques
Humans often synchronize their movements when, for example, we cooperate to move a piece of furniture. We also synchronize gestures and facial expressions when we interact. Coordinated actions are in fact ...
Neuroscience May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Dopamine-producing neurons derived from bone marrow stem cells yield improvements in monkeys with Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the midbrain, resulting in motor symptoms such as tremors and stiffness. The cause of cell death ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A monkey would probably never agree that it is better to give than to receive, but they do apparently get some reward from giving to another monkey.
Neuroscience Dec 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Could pigs be an unexpected source for transmitting the deadly Ebola virus?
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An injection of banked sperm-producing stem cells can restore fertility to male primates who become sterile due to cancer drug side effects, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and ...
Medical research Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Rhesus macaque monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) harbor immunoglobulin G (IgG) and SIV-specific antibodies and T cells in the foreskin of the penis, according to a study in the July 2012 Journal of ...
HIV & AIDS Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
After being infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in a laboratory study, rhesus macaques that had more of a certain type of immune cell in their gut than others had much lower levels of the virus in their blood, ...
HIV & AIDS May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists have discovered that blocking PD-1 (programmed death-1), an immune molecule that inhibits the immune response to viral infections, can have a significant effect on HIV-like illness in nonhuman primates.
HIV & AIDS Mar 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists exploring a potential cure for diabetes have shown that transplanting insulin-producing cells from embryonic pigs into diabetic monkeys can dramatically lower blood sugar levels, ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even little kids picking strawberries do it.
Neuroscience Jun 06, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Face recognition and the interpretation of facial expressions and gaze direction play a key role in guiding the social behavior of human beings, and new study results point to similar mechanisms in macaques. ...
Neuroscience Apr 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |