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Chimpanzee 'social media'

Scientists have shown that chimpanzees in Uganda’s Budongo Forest have their own signature style when drumming on trees.

Chimps communicate in context

New research led by St Andrews reveals bonobo chimpanzee gestures change meaning according to the specific context in which they are used.

The smell of cooperation

Rats can smell whether another rat is worth helping, according to new research involving the University of St Andrews.

Man and woman walking in the the city center wearing protective masks

Covid-19 and public compliance

A new study, led by St Andrews, sheds fresh light on the conditions under which people in groups follow the behaviour of others.

Glial cells under a microscope

New insight into MND

Scientists at St Andrews and Edinburgh have identified a specific type of cell in the human body which can cause motor neurons to fail.