Researchers found that prairie voles show empathy by grooming or consoling another individual that appears to be distressed. This could be a major breakthrough for better understanding of psychiatric disorders in humans, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia.
Millions of lab mice suffer from an infectious skin disease known as ulcerative dermatitis. However, researchers from Stanford University have come up with a novel cure – pedicures – that is cost effective and keeps the rodent subjects from having to be euthanized, the ultimate plus for reseachers.
Although pitch perception was thought to be unique among humans, researchers recently discovered small monkeys known as marmosets use auditory cues to distinguish between low and high notes, just like we do.
Analyzing the body language of mice may help scientists better understand the behavioral effects of certain gene mutations.
Researchers from the University College London (UCL) have finally deciphered the recipe for painlessness with the help of genetically modified mice.
Kissing bugs have spread to parts of Florida and other parts of the southern U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. Here are five fast facts about the bloodsucking critters and the disease they carry.
Researchers recently discovered common pigeons can learn to distinguish between benign and malignant human breast tissue in digitized mammogram slides.
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.
Children exposed to animals at a young age are 15 percent less likely to develop asthma later in life.
A new study revealed that grasshoppers used to feed pet lizards carry allergens.
The venom of two species of South American pit viper may help doctors seal wounds rapidly and promote faster healing.
Orange lichens could be a potential source for anticancer drugs, Emory researchers revealed in a new study. A pigment known as parietin found in the lichens was tested on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells and found to have significantly reduced or prevented cell growth within 48 hours.
Nearly half of all camels in Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a new study shows. These findings shed light on the role the desert animals might play in transmitting this emerging disease to humans.
Bacteria found on some frogs' skin naturally protects the amphibian from a deadly skin disease that is already affecting 500 species of amphibians worldwide.