Medical research

Sociable chimps harbor richer gut microbiomes

Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit beneficial microbes, finds a multi-institutional study of gut microbiomes in chimpanzees.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers test Ebola vaccine for wild apes

Amid promising reports of effective Ebola vaccines for humans, a vaccine that could potentially protect endangered wild apes from deadly infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus, is being tested at the New Iberia Research ...