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Howler monkeys: living a life in colour helps finding better food

In terms of their ability to see colours, primates are unique compared to other mammals. Many primates have trichromatic colour vision and can see differences among red, orange, yellow, and green hues. What is particularly fascinating, however, is how much variation there is among primates... global.click_to_read

  • Amanda D. Melin | Professor at Department of Anthropology and Archaeology & Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute University of Calgary, AB, Canada
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 3, 2017
Lower calorie intake allows monkeys to live long and prosper

The recent report in Nature Communications settles a persistent controversy in biology of aging research; namely, whether or not caloric restriction (CR), reduced calorie intake without malnutrition, confers health and longevity benefits in nonhuman primates. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Institute on Aging... global.click_to_read

  • Rozalyn Anderson | Associate Professor at Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, & Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison WI
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Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 24, 2017
The surprising effects of a Paleo diet on diabetic patients

Diabetes is a widely spread disease in modern society, a condition in which the capacity of the body to manage blood glucose is impaired. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is associated with many metabolic dysfunctions, such as insulin resistance (the inability of the tissues - mainly... global.click_to_read

  • Alice Matone | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI)
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Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 14, 2016