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NIH Urged to Retire Lab Chimps

Posted January 23rd, 2013 at 7:35 pm (UTC+0)

An advisory group has called on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to retire most of the nearly 700 chimps it owns or supports. NIH’s Council of Councils also recommended the medical research agency drastically cut back on the various medical studies involving the use of chimpanzees, while making certain those chimps that are still being studied are kept in […]

Study: Human Hand Evolved So Fist Could Club Enemies

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 11:09 pm (UTC+0)

The human hand is a sophisticated work of art and science. Refined through centuries of evolution, hands enable us to perform unique functions which help us to not only survive but also to thrive as a species. New research suggests the evolution of the modern human hand may be due to a very basic need: for use […]