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  • Coronavirus: Monkeys in India 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant

    05/29/2020 8:27:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Sky News ^ | 05/29/2020 | By Richard Williams
    A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples, it has been reported. The bizarre incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India. According to local media, the animals then snatched COVID-19 blood test samples that had been taken from three patients and fled. One of the monkeys was later spotted in a tree chewing one of the sample collection kits, the Times of India reported - adding that test samples from the patients had to be taken again. It is the latest...
  • DISAPPOINTMENT: Doubts Over Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine After Injected Animals Tested Catch Virus

    05/18/2020 12:22:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/18/2020 | BY BASIT MAHMOOD
    Doubts have been raised over a much-lauded Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine which experts say could fail to prevent individuals catching the virus, after trial results emerged. The government has promised to invest £20 million ($24m) to support teams at Oxford University engaged in the global race to find a vaccine. However, following the publication of detailed trial results last week, it was found that the vaccine was unable to prevent monkeys from catching the COVID-19 virus. This has led to experts questioning the effectiveness of the jab, should it be approved for wider use among the population, and in particular...
  • Did The Oxford Covid Vaccine Work To Protect Monkeys? Not Really

    05/16/2020 6:58:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/16/2020 | William Haseltine
    The day after data appeared from the vaccine maker Sinovac showed complete protection of rhesus monkeys by their vaccine candidate (whole inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus particles), scientists from the Jenner Institute in Oxford issued a press release announcing that their vaccine (an adenovirus vector based vaccine that carried the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein) worked to protect rhesus monkeys and that they were moving forward with large scale human safety trials. At the time, the substantiating data was not available. Now it is, in the form of a May 13 BioRxiv preprint. Does the data support the claim? Not really. All of the...
  • Monkeys, Viruses, & Vaccines. True Story of a Cancer-Causing Virus. Millions Americans Exposed.

    05/07/2020 6:32:30 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 30 replies
    The Lancet ^ | July 31, 2004 | Tom Curtis
    On any list of medical triumphs of the 20th century, polio vaccination is sure to rate a mention. In the 1950s and early 1960s, the shot and sugar-cube vaccines offered people the first opportunities to protect themselves from a scourge as feared in its day as AIDS is in our own. Few back then grasped that these vaccines might also be a huge, inadvertent, uncontrolled experiment in interspecies viral transmission. But from 1955 to 1963, according to a 1976 US National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study, 98 million Americans alone probably were exposed to polio vaccines contaminated with SV40—a monkey...
  • Rangers Drive Monkeys Back Into Forest on COVID-19 Alert

    04/06/2020 1:45:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Vietnam News ^ | April, 06/2020
    Forest rangers have been attempting to drive troupes of monkeys (stump-tailed macaques) back to the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve in the central city of Đà Nẵng Vice director of the city’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department Trần Viết Phương said a group of 30 monkeys that used to gather by the Linh Ứng Pagoda seeking food from visitors have been on the move since social distancing orders were implemented from April 1. Phương said no tourists meant no food for the monkeys, so they would be forced to return to their natural habitat to forage for themselves. Recent research on...
  • Monkeys and apes chain smoking cigarettes as coronavirus panic grips planet

    04/04/2020 8:06:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Zoo animals have been unable to kick their tobacco habit as the killer pandemic sweeps the globeStressed-out primates have taken to chain smoking cigarettes as the coronavirus crisis rages across the globe. Monkeys and chimps have failed to kick the habit as entertained visitors are seen to laugh as the animals spark up amid the pandemic. In Cambodia, one man took to social media to share a video, titled ‘By 2020 even monkeys can smoke’, which shows a tiny macaque in a pen smoking a cig as another looks on. The animal is seen to take repeated drags while...
  • Starving monkey 'gangs' battle in Thailand as coronavirus keeps tourists away

    03/16/2020 8:23:23 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 41 replies
    livescience ^ | 03/15/20 | Brandon Specktor
    Tourism is down in the ancient city of Lopburi, and the local monkeys are going ape. Rival gangs of macaques brawl in the streets of Thailand. In one of the more unusual incidents being attributed to the new coronavirus outbreak, a turf war between dozens of street monkeys and temple monkeys broke out in Thailand's historic city of Lopburi on Thursday (March 12). According to city residents, the furry fracas likely resulted from a sharp dip in tourism to the 800-year-old city — and thus a dip in free food offerings to thousands of local monkeys."It’s the summer so usually we see...
  • Scientists Put a Human Intelligence Gene Into a Monkey. Other Scientists are Concerned

    01/03/2020 10:48:29 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    Discover Mag ^ | 12/29/19 | Teal Burrell
    Scientists adding human brain genes to monkeys — it’s the kind of thing you’d see in a movie like Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But Chinese researchers have done just that, improving the short-term memories of the monkeys in a study published in March in the Chinese journal National Science Review. While some experts downplayed the effects as minor, concerns linger over where the research may lead. The goal of the work, led by geneticist Bing Su of Kunming Institute of Zoology, was to investigate how a gene linked to brain size, MCPH1, might contribute to the evolution...
  • VIDEO: Scientists hail stunning fossil

    05/19/2009 2:29:11 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,402+ views
    .bbc ^ | Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | Christine McGourty
    The beautifully preserved remains of a 47-million-year-old, lemur-like creature have been unveiled in the US. The preservation is so good, it is possible to see the outline of its fur and even traces of its last meal. The fossil, nicknamed Ida, is claimed to be a "missing link" between today's higher primates - monkeys, apes and humans - and more distant relatives. But some independent experts, awaiting an opportunity to see the new fossil, are sceptical of the claim. And they have been critical of the hype surrounding the presentation of Ida. The fossil was launched amid great fanfare at...
  • Greedy killer monkeys found eating large rats in Malaysia, leaving scientists ‘stunned’

    10/22/2019 3:36:28 PM PDT · by Boomer · 33 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/22/19 | Sean Keach
    Greedy killer monkeys were found to be catching and gobbling up large rats in Malaysia. Shocked scientists uncovered the rat-catching macaques on palm oil plantations – and say the hungry predators could be used as pest control. The southern pig-tailed macaques were typically thought to chow down on fruit. They would also hunt for meaty prey sometimes, but generally only small lizards and birds. Now scientists have confirmed that these monkeys are also regularly snatching and devouring large rats.
  • Game Over: These Monkeys Just Crushed Humans on a Computer Game

    10/17/2019 10:25:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Live Science ^ | Nicoletta Lanese -
    Monkeys may show off their physical flexibility as they clamber over tangled tree branches, but the animals also display impressive "cognitive flexibility," or the ability to quickly change how they think about, and work to solve, a problem. In the game, four squares appeared on screen during each trial: one striped, one spotted and two blank. In training sessions, players learned that clicking the striped square and then the spotted square would cause a blue triangle to pop up in place of one of the blank squares. Clicking the blue triangle produced a reward — in this case, an auditory...
  • Xhinese Make a Better Politician: Scientists put human gene into monkeys to make them smarter

    04/11/2019 12:06:27 PM PDT · by budj · 22 replies
    Buiness Recorder ^ | April 11, 2019 | Shazma Khan
    For the first time, a team of Chinese scientists made use of gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more human-like. By the end, the monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter and had superior memories as compared to the unaltered monkeys. Researchers edited the human version of a gene known as ‘MCPH1’ into the macaques. The gene made the monkeys’ brain develop along a more human-like timeline
  • Scientists put human gene into monkeys to make them smarter, human-like

    04/11/2019 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies ^ | April 11, 2019 | Shazma Khan
    Making monkeys more smart and human-like, scientists have used gene-editing to insert human brain gene in a monkey. For the first time, a team of Chinese scientists made use of gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more human-like. By the end, the monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter and had superior memories as compared to the unaltered monkeys. Researchers edited the human version of a gene known as ‘MCPH1’ into the macaques. The gene made the monkeys’ brain develop along a more human-like timeline. The gene-hacked monkeys showed better reaction times and improved short-term memories in comparison to their unaltered peers,...
  • Man, 72, 'stoned to death by monkeys' in India

    10/21/2018 9:37:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 81 replies
    Police say the monkeys rained bricks on the man, 72, from a treetop after earlier collecting them from a run down building. A man in India has died after a group of monkeys threw bricks at him from a tree. Dharampal Singh, 72, had been collecting pieces of dry wood before the incident in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Police said monkeys rained bricks on the man from a treetop after collecting them from a nearby dilapidated building, the Times of India reported.
  • 'Monkeys are out to get me' said woman trying to take baby, says report

    09/03/2018 6:53:36 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies ^ | 9/3/2018 | Staff
    SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - A woman is accused of entering a home and trying to take a baby, according to a report from Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office. It happened on 5th St. in Inman on August 31 around 9:30 a.m. A man said he heard a noise upstairs in the baby's room so he went to check it out. He found a woman he didn't know on top of the dresser "trying to hide." He asked her what she was doing and she said multiple times, "give me the baby. I got to go, they are coming." She then...
  • Irish Apes: Tactics of De-Humanization (Roseanne not racist)

    06/06/2018 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 50 replies
    The Society Papers ^ | 01/11/2011 | Lisa Wade PhD
    In the last few hundred years, dark-skinned peoples have been likened to apes in an effort to dehumanize them and justify their oppression and exploitation. This is familiar to most Americans as something that is done peculiarly to Black people. The history of U.S. discrimination against the Irish, however, offers an interesting comparative data point. The Irish, too, have been compared to apes, suggesting that this comparison is a generalizable tactic of oppression, not one inspired by the color of the skin of Africans.
  • Baboons escape Texas Biomedical Research Institute on far West Side

    04/15/2018 10:13:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 56 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 14, 2018 | Alexandro Luna
    Officials at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute say the fourth baboon who escaped from their facility Saturday has been captured. All four baboons have been checked by veterinary staff and are well, a news release reports. No details were given on where the baboon was caught... Officials did not say how the animals escaped, only that the four were able to get past perimeter fencing at the institute. Witnesses quickly took to to social media to report baboons on the loose after catching sight of the runaways near Northwest Loop 410 and West Military Drive. Jannell Bouton, 26, snapped photos...

    12/05/2017 1:26:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 73 replies
    TheIntercepy ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald...
  • Traditional Values Are White Supremacy?

    09/22/2017 6:18:09 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 18 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 09-22-17 | David Limbaugh
    Does the political left — which dominates the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party — really believe its ubiquitous charges of racism against conservatives, or are they a sick ploy to discredit, ruin and defeat its political opponents? During President Obama’s tenure, a conservative could hardly oppose Obama on policy grounds without being accused of racism. It didn’t matter that conservatives had fought Hillary Clinton’s health care plan in the ‘90s because they opposed socialized medicine. It didn’t matter that they had opposed Bill Clinton’s tax hikes. Their opposition to Obamacare and Obama’s proposed tax increases had to...
  • Jungle Book redux as Eight-year-old found living amongst monkeys in Uttar Pradesh

    04/07/2017 4:47:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    newindianexpress ^ | 7th April 2017 | Namita Bajpai
    LUCKNOW: Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli came alive in the jungles of Katraniyaghat in Bahraich district, 200 km from Lucknow, when local policemen rescued an eight-year-old girl from a troop of monkeys recently. The cops had to face resistance from the simians before they could rescue the girl. Mowgli, the man-cub protagonist of Kipling's ‘The Jungle Book’ was reared by wolves’ pack in 'Seeonee hills', now in MP. The girl was spotted when a police party of Motinagar range in Bahariach headed by sub-inspector Suresh Yadav was on routine night patrol in the woods of Katarniyaghat. “We spotted her playing among apes....