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  Primate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In primates, the combination of opposing thumbs, short fingernails (rather than claws) and long, inward-closing fingers is a relic of the ancestral practice of brachiating through trees.
Primates live in a diverse number of forested habitats, including rain forests, mangrove forests, and mountain forests to altitudes of over 3000 m.
Thousands of primates are used every year around the world in scientific experiments because of their psychological and physiological similarity to humans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Primate   (1955 words)

  
 Primate (religion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Orthodox churches, Primate is often used in the general sense of the head of an autocephalous or autonomous church, but not as a specific title.
In England, however, the metropolitans of the two provinces of Canterbury and York, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York, are Primate of All England and Primate of England respectively.
In the Western Church, a Primate is an archbishop (or rarely a suffragan or exempt bishop) of a see (called a primas) which confers precedence over the other bishops of his own province, or over a number of provinces (possibly part of a province), such as a 'national' church in (historical) political/cultural terms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Primate_(religion)   (1195 words)

  
 Primate Taxonomy
This is the primate taxonomy proposed by Simons (1972).
This is the primate taxonomy proposed by Szalay and Delson (1979).
This is the primate taxonomy proposed by Fleagle (1988).
members.tripod.com /cacajao/taxonomy.html   (109 words)

  
 Primate - MSN Encarta
Primate, order of mammals that includes humans, apes, which are the closest living relatives to humans, monkeys, and some less familiar mammals, such as tarsiers, lorises, and lemurs.
Primates live in a wide range of habitats but are restricted by their need for warmth.
Some primates, particularly gibbons and the siamang, use this ability to move through the trees from one branch to another by swinging from arm to arm.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569210/Primate.html   (1482 words)

  
 The Primates: Overview
Today, non-human primates are limited in their natural habitats primarily to the tropical and subtropical areas of the New and Old Worlds.
Primates are not particularly fast runners, they do not have the sharpest hearing, they cannot fly, nor are they efficient hunters.
Primates have been very successful animals due largely to the fact that they are intelligent and opportunistic in getting food.
anthro.palomar.edu /primate/prim_1.htm   (1634 words)

  
 Primate: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The English singular primate is a back-formation from the Latin[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] name Primates, EHandler: no quick summary.
The potto (perodicticus potto) is a strepsirrhine primate from the lorisidae family....
The aye-aye (daubentonia madagascariensis) is a primate native to madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/primate.htm   (2741 words)

  
 Primate Conservation Inc
Primate Conservation, Inc., (PCI) is an all volunteer not for profit foundation [501(c)(3)] dedicated to studying, preserving and maintaining the habitats of the least known and most endangered primates in the world.
Jane Goodall and others who have done field studies of primates in their natural habitat have shown that dedicated individuals are one of the keys to successful conservation.
PCI has supported projects on endangered primates including the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey and the douc langur in Vietnam, the fl gibbon in China, Sclater’s guenon in Nigeria, the greater bamboo lemur in Madagascar.
www.primate.org   (353 words)

  
 primate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The primate brain, which developed from modules and paleocircuits of the mammalian brain, began its arboreal evolution ca.
A novel feature of the primate brain is its ability to grasp deliberately--i.e., to grasp on purpose--through the corticospinal tract (thus bypassing older brain-stem circuits altogether).
Studies show that the cerebellum of apes and human beings is proportionately larger than that of monkeys, perhaps due to adaptations, in the former primates, for bipedal walking and brachiation, as well as for monkey-like climbing (Rillinga and Inselb 1998).
members.aol.com /nonverbal3/primate.htm   (1046 words)

  
 California National Primate Research Center: News
Then: When the California National Primate Research Center opened at UC Davis in 1962, only the administration and lab buildings stood on County Road 98, and the animals were housed on campus.
The primate center came into the spotlight again in February when a monkey escaped, in the heat of community opposition to the university's proposed biocontainment lab.
At the primate center, Hyde said reduction and refinement have been achievable goals, but monkeys are used because lower organisms are not the best human models for studying diseases.
www.primate.ucdavis.edu /pages/news/news.html   (2337 words)

  
 Primate Genomics
Primate models of human diseases, such as atherosclerosis, AIDS, diabetes, osteoporosis, neurodegeneration, mental illness, alcohol dependency, asthma, cancer, and others are critical to the long-term success of biomedical research.
Primates are the closest living relatives of humans, both in evolutionary and genetic terms.
The Primate Centers (and their databases) are, and will continue to be, a major repository for phenotypic, environmental, and pedigree data critical for research on the genetic bases of complex disease.
www.ncrr.nih.gov /compmed/primategenomics20010606.asp   (6732 words)

  
 Wild Primate Populations in Emerging Infectious Disease Research:  The Missing Link?
The anthropoid primates (which include humans) and to a lesser degree simian primates share broadly similar physiologic and genetic characteristics and thus susceptibility to many viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites (1) that have the potential to cross primate-species boundaries (2).
It is at least theoretically possible that nonhuman primate populations may provide a barrier to the spread of drug-resistant pathogens; while these pathogens benefit from resistance in environments where drug pressure exists, drug resistance can be costly, and resistant pathogens may not compete effectively against susceptible `wild-type' pathogens in the absence of drug pressure.
Primates live primarily in forested environments (49); in general, they have large bodies and live in large groups characteristics that may attract vectors (50).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol4no2/wolfe.htm   (5331 words)

  
 Primate Behaviour
In primates, this is generally achieved in females by having few young, and investing a great deal of time and effort into rearing them (lactating etc.).
Primates, as (mostly) group living animals tend to form what are known as "dominance hierarchies".
In all primates, except for humans (and perhaps chimps), the females are seasonally, or cyclically receptive.
www.leeds.ac.uk /chb/lectures/anthl_11.html   (2380 words)

  
 Project Primate Inc.... Helping Orphaned Chimpanzees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A $2,000 donation was given by the International Primate Protection League (IPPL), which enabled a new kitchen to be constructed for food storage and preparation for the chimpanzees.
Project Primate, Inc. is a United States 501C (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of chimpanzees, chiefly through the support and rehabilitation of chimpanzees who have been orphaned or otherwise taken from the wild, and through local public education.
Project Primate is working to secure the future of the Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC) and at an existing site in the National Park du Haut Niger, Guinea, which is currently home to 41 orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus).
www.projectprimate.org   (533 words)

  
 Zipporah Films, Inc. - PRIMATE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Primate ostensibly has to do with the routine investigations of primate life and behavior (notably sexual behavior) which are conducted at the Yerkes Primate Research Center in Atlanta.
PRIMATE presents the daily activities of Yerkes Primate Research Center.
Scientists in the film are concerned with studying the physical and mental development of primates.
www.zipporah.com /8.html   (186 words)

  
 CMP Directory - Nonhuman Primate Resources
The National Primate Research Center (NPRC) facilities and resources enable NPRC staff scientists and investigators from the host institution and others across the country to collaborate on their research projects.
Nonhuman primate models of human diseases, including common chronic diseases and infectious diseases; genetic and environmental effects on physiological processes and on susceptibility to specific diseases.
Primate neuroscience, neural control of limb movement, vestibular and oculomotor interactions, neural mechanisms of vision, molecular structure of neuronal membranes, animal model development, virology, viral pathogenesis, vaccine development, therapeutic evaluation, genetic regulation of B-cell function, primate major histocompatibility complex, viral translation, intracellular signaling, transplantation, gene therapy, and immunology.
www.ncrr.nih.gov /ncrrprog/cmpdir/PRIMATES.asp   (5595 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Primate
Primates exist only in the West, and correspond not to the patriarchs but to the exarchs of the East.
At the solemnities accompanying the canonization of the Japanese martyrs in 1867, no special place was reserved for primates; and in the Vatican Council the precedence of primates was recognized only at the insistance of the Prince-Primate of Hungary (Vering, "Kirchenrecht", § 133), as something exceptional and not to be considered a precedent.
The title Primate of Africa was restored again in 1893 by Leo XIII in favour of the Archbishop of Carthage.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12423b.htm   (633 words)

  
 The Primacy
The position also calls for the person who is Primate to be the "Chief Executive Officer" of the staff of General Synod, most of whom are employed at the national office in Toronto.
The primate is elected by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada through a process in which the bishops offer five nominations to the clergy and lay members of synod who then choose one name.
The primate is also given the task of speaking in the name of theAnglican Church of Canada, after consultation with, or in accordancewith the policies of the General Synod or the Council of General Synod.As well, the Primate is one who often represents the Church in Canada in international and ecumenical partnerships and dialogues.
www.anglican.ca /primate/primacy.htm   (281 words)

  
 Primate Conservation in Vietnam
The primate fauna is comprised of four geographical elements.
Different primate species occur in different forest types: 22 species or subspecies occur in dense evergreen forest; 18 in semi-deciduous forest; 15 in deciduous forest; 11 in rock forest; 8 in secondary forest; 6 in sub-tropical forest; 3 in bamboo forest; 1 in mangrove forest and no species are commonly found in coniferous forest.
In Vietnam, as in all of Asia, primate tissues are used in traditional medicine.
coombs.anu.edu.au /~vern/iebr.html   (592 words)

  
 New England Anti-vivisection Society (NEAVS)
“PRIMATE is almost certainly the first and last time a camera was so freely admitted to a research lab anywhere in the U.S.,” Capaldo said in explaining NEAVS’ decision to resurrect and showcase the Wiseman film.
After working at three primate centers, Ganas’s frustration at watching caring people unable to create change within the system, along with the horror of watching animals suffer, convinced her to leave Yerkes and the field of primate biomedical research forever.
And, in support of a campaign by the International Primate Protection League, NEAVS issued a fourth post card calling for immediate action in the “Baby Monkey case” in which a Virginia company illegally imported unweaned baby monkeys from Indonesia.
www.neavs.org /resources/2001_fall/vol2no3_WWAIL_primate.htm   (587 words)

  
 Primate Info Net
Lawrence (Larry) Jacobsen was the long-time director of the library at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center from the library's inception in 1973 until his retirement in 2003.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center are proud to announce the release of the Internet Primate Aging Database (iPAD), a new tool for researchers interested in studying biomarkers of aging in nonhuman primates.
Primate Info Net is maintained by the Wisconsin Primate Research Center (WPRC) Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
pin.primate.wisc.edu   (770 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Primate
Human primates are recognized as persons and protected in law by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html and by all governments, though to varying degrees.
The Great Ape Project, founded by Australian philosopher Peter Singer, is campaigning to have the United Nations endorse its Declaration on Great Apes, which would extend to chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orang-utans the protection of three basic interests: the right to life, the protection of individual liberty, and the prohibition of torture.
Thousands of non-human primates are used every year around the world in scientific experiments because of their psychological and physiological similarity to humans.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Primate   (917 words)

  
 Primate -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some primates, such the Rhesus Macaque and the Hanuman Langur, are hemerophile species and cities and villages have become their typical habitat.http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primaten
The suborder Haplorrhini, the "dry-nosed" primates, is composed of two sister clades. The prosimian tarsiers in family Tarsiidae (monotypic in its own infraorder Tarsiiformes), represent the most primitive division at about 58 mya.
Human primates are recognized as persons and protected in law by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsUN Declaration of Human Rights and by all governments, though to varying degrees.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Primate   (1935 words)

  
 Primate Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The primates are members of the Primates order of mammals.
The English singular primate is a back-formation from the Latin name Primates, which itself was the plural of the Latin primas.
All primates exhibit pentadactyly (they have five fingers), a generalized dental pattern, and a primitive (unspecialized) body plan.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/primate.html   (303 words)

  
 Primate freedom project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Morton may be personally responsible for the deaths of more monkeys than any other single individual at the Primate Center due to the very large number of his repetitious taxpayer-funded SIV projects.
The Primate Center’s monkeys in Indonesia and Russia, all supported by U.S. tax dollars, are exempt from federal oversight and animal welfare laws.
Primate Freedom Project to educate the public on what is going on in this facility and other facilities around the country and the planet.
students.washington.edu /heal/pfp.htm   (2027 words)

  
 Primates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The primates include the most familiar of the placental mammals, because they include us, Homo sapiens.
Primates also include familiar animals, such as the chimpanzees, gorillas, and monkeys, as well as the somewhat less familiar lemurs, lorises, galagos, pottos, sifakas, indris, aye-ayes, and tarsiers.
We're sorry that we don't yet have a proper exhibit on primates, but we've received so many requests for information that we have provided links below to some on-line resources on primates and paleoanthropology.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /mammal/eutheria/primates.html   (101 words)

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