Red lips reconsidered

You know Valentine's Day is right around the corner when you step into your local grocery store and are immediately surrounded by an overload of red boxes and ornaments. While other customers are deciding what to buy for whom, many of our scientist friends from PRI like to...
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Apes think, apes groom

Dr. Morgane Allanic , who recently completed her doctoral program at PRI, studies how bonobos interact with one another to better understand the lives of our closest living relatives. Earlier this year, Morgane and her colleagues published papers (see here and here ) that...
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Seeing Stress in Saliva

Monitoring stress levels of captive or protected animals is important for improving their well-being. How can we do it accurately and quickly enough to help identify causes of acute stress, in a way that doesn't itself cause extra stress to the animals? Nelson Broche...
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Do monkeys see baby faces in puppies?

Here at CICASP, we love babies of all kinds. How did we evolve to be fixated on baby faces of not just our own kind but also other animals (think puppies, kittens, ducklings...)? Yuri Kawaguchi , a PRI doctoral student and resident expert on baby faces, wants to know. She...
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Chasing parasites with molecular tools

Dr. Liesbeth Frias and her colleagues recently published an open-access paper on parasite transmission among primates living on the island of Borneo. Here she tells us what it's like to search for primate fecal samples (poops!) in Bornean forests, and what we can learn about a...
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The Math Behind the Monkey

complexity loss in biological systems
In 2013, Andrew MacIntosh of CICASP was one of two awardees of the Takashima Prize for outstanding research. The Takashima Prize is awarded annually to a (young) member of the Primate Society of Japan in conjunction with Kyouei Steel, LTD. MacIntosh was awarded the prize for his...
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