For the first time ever Chinese scientists have created genetically modified monkeys with a human gene for autism. The primates displayed asocial behavior, including becoming stressed when looked in the eye. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai hope their findings help treat the disorder in humans.
Japanese macaques are exposed to various stressful situations in the wild, including rank fights and mating competitions. Researchers recently took a closer look at how genetics ultimately control the release of stress hormones in these animals.
The grand, 12th-century temple wrapped in strangling banyan trees in Cambodia was larger than thought, say researchers with the University of Sydney.
Researchers reveal that an Old World monkey species known as macaques carry astroviruses from a number of species, including human, bovine, bird, cow and dog. This suggests the viruses are more diverse than previously thought.