In this study, investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and from Thomas Jefferson University infected four female and eight male macaques
with the Makona variant of Ebola virus, the variant responsible for the recent West Africa outbreak.
It was not the only time last year that macaques
made a break for it at Dublin Zoo.
The forebears of the macaques
, which are native to Asia, were brought to Florida in the 1930s - at a time when the Tarzan craze was prevalent in the state - in a bid to boost tourism.
A troop of 11 endangered macaques
arrived at the Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee in October and were an instant hit with visitors.
We describe a severe orthopoxvirus epidemic that occurred in 2015 in a social group of Tonkean macaques
hosted in a sanctuary for wild and exotic animals in a wooded area in central Italy, where 146 NHPs and 240 other wild and domestic mammals were maintained.
Mr Gilmour added: "Our troop of 28 macaques
enjoyed the pumpkins, especially the pumpkin hedgehog, which was decorated with monkey nuts sticking out.
PEOPLE all over the world were intrigued by the "monkey selfie" photos taken by a wild macaque
who picked up an unattended camera in the Indonesian jungle - including renowned wildlife photographer Andy Parkinson.
Livingstone, the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, explains that macaques
-- a close evolutionary relative to humans, and a model system for studying human brain development -- form clusters of neurons responsible for recognizing faces in an area of the brain called the superior temporal sulcus by 200 days of age.
40pm two of our adult Sulawesi-crested macaques
escaped from their island enclosure.
With the zika virus -- which can cause serious birth defects in babies if contracted during the early stages of pregnancy -- spreading across the world, bio- medical research on macaques
has become more important, as scientists believe these ani- mals can help develop a cure or vaccine for the virus.
are seen as a delicacy, sought after for weddings, Christmas meals and birth celebrations, she explained.
With the zika virus--which can cause serious birth defects in babies if contracted during the early stages of pregnancy--spreading across the world, biomedical research on macaques
has become more important, as scientists believe these animals can help develop a cure or vaccine for the virus.
We examined testosterone correlates with rank and copulatory behavior in male Tibetan macaques
(Macaca thibetana) at Mt.
The victims had tried to fight the creature off, but it was determined to defend itself typical to macaques
that perceive threats.
That study, led by infectious disease researcher Gary Kobinger of the Public Health Agency of Canada, found that macaques
contracted Ebola when housed in cages near piglets infected with Ebola.