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Chimp retirement bill signed

The U.S. President has signed a bill to support the retirement of federally owned research chimpanzees over the next five years. This followed months of delays.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Chimp retirement delayed

The sixty NIH chimpanzees that were set to enjoy their remaining years at a sanctuary in Louisiana will have to wait a little longer due to "budgetary problems."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Young chimps copy human yawns

Young chimps yawn contagiously when they see humans do it. Some scientists think that this response could be a signal that the animals are developing empathy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

NIH to retire most of its research chimps Special

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a heavily anticipated decision to retire nearly 90 percent of its chimpanzees.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New hope for U.S. research chimps

The U.S. government has put forward a proposal to grant captive chimpanzees the same endangered species status as wild chimps. This proposal has not gone down well with all scientists.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Chimps contract malaria at the same rate as people

Chimpanzees have been studied for the first time relation to the incidences of malaria. The conclusion is that chimps can contract malaria just as easily as people and have similar survival rates if untreated.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Harvard to close monkey research center

Harvard Medical School has announced that it is to close down its primate research center. The move appears not to be motivated by concerns about animal testing (despite recent criticisms) but rather a consequence of a lack of funding.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Decision outstanding on research chimps

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will finalize plans for what to do with its remaining research chimpanzees by the end of March 2013. U.S. citizens have a chance to comment before the decision is made.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Monkey doing push-ups and sit-ups like a boss

In a recently uploaded video, a monkey effortlessly does push-ups and sit-ups like a total boss. This really gives meaning to "it's so simple even a monkey can do it."
In the Media by Can Tran

Video: Chimps show better working memory skills than humans

Researchers have found that chimps have a superior short term memory than humans in symbolic representation tests. This is significant because short term memory skills are an important element in IQ tests that purportedly measure "intelligence."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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