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Alzheimer's memory discovery

Alzheimer's memory discovery

Scientists at the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh have discovered the functions of the area of the brain in which Alzheimer’s begins, offering hope for the development of future treatments.

World-leading primate complex opens

World-leading primate complex opens

A new cutting-edge research facility for advancing scientific knowledge on chimpanzee cognition and behaviour officially launched today (Monday 7 October) at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes understand what others see and believe, a skill previously believed to be unique to humans, according to new research from the University of St Andrews.

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

New research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and Indianapolis Zoo, shows that great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the evolution of language.

World-leading primatologist elected Fellow of the British Academy

World-leading primatologist elected Fellow of the British Academy

One of the most influential cognitive primatologists in the world, from the University of St Andrews, is elected as a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy.