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monkey : a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers; especially : any of the smaller longer-tailed catarrhine or platyrrhine primates as contrasted with the apes — Webster
Monkeys are haplorhine (“dry-nosed”) primates, a group generally possessing tails and consisting of about 260 known living species. There are two distinct lineages of monkeys: New World Monkeys and catarrhines. Apes emerged within the catarrhines with the Old World monkeys as a sister group, so cladistically they are monkeys as well. However, traditionally apes are not considered monkeys, rendering this grouping paraphyletic. The equivalent monophyletic clade are the simians. Many monkey species are tree-dwelling (arboreal), although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Most species are also active during the day (diurnal). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent, particularly Old World monkeys. — Wikipedia
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Plants faring worse than monkeys in increasingly...
on March 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm
A new study shows that cattle ranching, agriculture and other human activities breaking up Costa Rican forests into isolated patchy fragments, are causing more problems for native plant populations than for monkey species sharing the same habitat. […]
Transmission risk of familial human prion...
on March 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm
Familial human prion diseases are passed within families and are associated with 34 known prion protein mutations. To determine whether three of the unstudied mutations are transmissible, scientists exposed research mice to brain samples from three people who died from a familial prion disease. After observing the mice for about two years, they found two of the mutations, Y226X and G131V, are transmissible. […]
Paying attention as the eyes move
on March 6, 2018 at 2:31 pm
The visual system optimally maintains attention on relevant objects even as eye movements are made, shows a new study. […]
Broadly neutralizing antibody treatment may...
on March 4, 2018 at 10:00 pm
After receiving a course of antiretroviral therapy for their HIV-like infection, approximately half of a group of monkeys infused with a broadly neutralizing antibody to HIV combined with an immune stimulatory compound suppressed the virus for six months without additional treatment, according to a new study. The therapy may have targeted the viral reservoir -- populations of long-lived, latently infected cells that harbor the virus and that lead to resurgent viral replication when suppressive […]
Tracking endangered mammals with the leeches that...
on February 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm
A broad survey conducted across southern Asia reinforces the idea that the mammal biodiversity of an area can be determined by looking at the DNA found in leeches' blood meals. The new study also shows for the first time that DNA found in leeches can be used to identify certain ground birds and, possibly, some bats. […]