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Florida overrun with herpes-infected feral monkeys

A colony of rhesus monkeys that was established in Florida’s Silver River State Park in 1938 has been declared a public health hazard after the majority of its members tested positive for the Herpes B virus. Monkeys infected with the virus present either no or only mild symptoms, but in…

First mixed-embryo monkeys are born in U.S.

WASHINGTON — US researchers said Thursday they have created the world’s first mixed-embryo monkeys by merging cells from up to six different embryos, in what could be a big advance for medical research. Until now, rodents have been the primary creatures used to make chimeras, a lab animal produced by…

Monkey mind control — a breakthrough for paralysis?

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Scientists believe they are a step closer to enabling paralyzed people to walk and use artificial arms after an experiment in which monkeys moved and sensed objects using only their minds. The monkeys were able to operate a virtual arm to search for objects through brain…

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