News tagged with primate relatives

Humans pack an efficient bite, but at a cost

New work by an international team of researchers shows that the cranium of modern Homo sapiens is poorly-suited to produce large biting forces due to an important limitation involving the jaw joint. The findings are consistent ...

dateAug 08, 2016 in Evolution
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Why can we talk? 'Humanized' mice speak volumes

Mice carrying a "humanized version" of a gene believed to influence speech and language may not actually talk, but they nonetheless do have a lot to say about our evolutionary past, according to a report in the May 29th issue ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Evolution
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