Research finds similarities between the way humans, chimpanzees age
Posted: April 6, 2020
A team of researchers from The University of New Mexico, working with the Kibale Chimpanzee Project in Uganda, have found similarities in the way chimpanzees and humans age. In their recently published paper, Wild chimpanzees exhibit humanlike aging of glucocorticoid regulation, the researchers relate findings of their decades-long study.
The New Mexico team is led by associate professor of Anthropology and co-director of the Comparative Human and Primate Physiology Center Melissa Emery Thompson. Other team members are Ph.D. candidates Stephanie A. Fox, Sarah Phillips-Garcia, Drew K. Enigk, and Kris Sabbi, evolutionary anthropologist Andreas Berghänel, and associate professor of Anthropology and co-director of the Comparative Human and Primate Physiology Center Martin N. Muller.
Link: PNAS article