The Forest Department has resumed mass translocation of the simian population from various parts of Wayanad to remote forests in the wake of complaints of monkey menace.

A surprising factor may be contributing to the spread of malaria in Malaysia, new research has found.

The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could lead to potentially stronger impacts of climate change, a new study warns.

Experts highlight threat to lesser-known apes and monkeys from large-scale habitat destruction and illegal wildlife trade

SHIMLA: Other than tourists spots, Shimla, now has few "troubled" spots to add to the list. These spots are affected by monkeys,making areas in the city highly troublesome for the public.

Antigens encoded by the var gene family are major virulence factors of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, exhibiting enormous intra- and interstrain diversity. Here we use network analysis to show that var architecture and mosaicism are conserved at multiple levels across the Laverania subgenus, based on var-like sequences from eight single-species and three multi-species Plasmodium infections of wild-living or sanctuary African apes.

THIMPU: A snub-nosed mon key that sneezes when it ra ins, a walking fish and a jewel like snake are among more than 200 new species discove red in the fragile eastern Hi malayas, according to a new

MB-003, a plant-derived monoclonal antibody cocktail used effectively in treatment of Ebola virus infection in non-human primates, was unable to protect two of six animals when initiated 1 or 2 days post-infection. We characterized a mechanism of viral escape in one of the animals, after observation of two clusters of genomic mutations that resulted in five nonsynonymous mutations in the monoclonal antibody target sites. These mutations were linked to a reduction in antibody binding and later confirmed to be present in a viral isolate that was not neutralized in vitro.

Many captive populations of birds and mammals are not likely to reach sustainability due mostly to breeding problems. Identifying the conditions under which breeding problems and poor population growth are likely to occur and establishing more appropriate conditions, therefore, will be a necessary prerequisite for future successful conservation breeding and the long-term survival of captive populations. This article analyses the basic approaches and concepts of management programmes for captive mammals.

GUNTUR: Monkey menace is on the rise in the city which has led to public inconvenience in several areas.

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