How Monkeys Provide Insights into the Development of Prosthetic Limbs
Apr01

How Monkeys Provide Insights into the Development of Prosthetic Limbs

In Brief For decades, the best option for those who lost a limb through injury or disease was standard prosthetics. However, thanks to new technology, we may soon have new and better choices. Scientists are studying the motor cortex, a region of the brain responsible for movement control. They believe if we can decipher how the motor cortex sends and receives messages, we could possibly create prosthetic limbs that can be controlled...

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Demystifying Human Behavior: Role of Primates in Understanding Mental Health
Mar04

Demystifying Human Behavior: Role of Primates in Understanding Mental Health

Human behaviors can be difficult to understand. Overly aggressive behaviors, extreme anxiety, and depression may be linked to cognitive issues that require intervention. Studying psychopathic traits in chimpanzees can potentially help us better assess mental health concerns. Read more to learn how this animal model plays an important role in research!

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The Sooty Mangabey: A Promising Primate Model for AIDS Research
Jun01

The Sooty Mangabey: A Promising Primate Model for AIDS Research

Being very genetically similar to humans, primate models that are natural hosts of viruses similar to HIV may be the key to furthering AIDS research.

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