Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The primates are a diverse order that include apes, our closest biological relatives, as well as monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.

Humans have faster metabolism than related primates, enabling larger brain

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

Humans have a higher metabolism rate than related primates. This may guide strategies for combating obesity.

'Huge' Primate Fossils Hint at Earlier Evolution

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Fossil finds from 66 million years ago suggest that primates may have started evolving early, with one primate boasting a particularly large body size during a time of tiny mammals.

MPs demand accurate data on primate pet numbers

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

MPs are calling for urgent government action to determine how many primates are being kept as pets across the UK.

A new 'off' switch for neurons

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

"This will greatly enhance work in large-brained organisms like rats and primates."