T cells linked to myelin implicated in MS-like disease in monkeys

Scientists have uncovered new clues implicating a type of herpes virus as the cause of a central nervous system disease in monkeys that’s similar to multiple sclerosis in people. The findings, published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, expand on previous work to understand the cause of the disease and potentially develop antiviral […]

Building blocks of language evolved before humans split from chimps and monkeys

The building blocks of human language were around at least 40 million years ago, long before humans evolved, scientists have discovered. Researchers recently found that humanity’s last shared ancestor with great apes and monkeys — our closest primate relatives — had evolved the ability to detect relationships between groups of sounds, a foundational skill for […]