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Mouse Lemurs’ Role in New Alzheimer’s Hypothesis

Lemurs aren’t just cute, they’re crucial Why are lemurs so special? Here’s just ONE reason: Because non-invasive research on grey mouse lemurs has helped shed light on devastating human diseases like Alzheimer’s: https://today.duke.edu/2017/03/jumping-genes-suspected-alzheimers. Like humans, mouse lemurs develop amyloid brain plaques and other Alzheimer’s-like symptoms as they age. Studying these tiny primates has helped lead to a […]



Avocados Blamed for Sudden Deaths of Four Aye-Ayes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 CONTACT: Karl Leif Bates (919) 681-8054 karl.bates@duke.edu DURHAM, NC — A two-month investigation into the sudden deaths of four aye-ayes at the Duke Lemur Center has left just one plausible explanation — avocados. Lemur Center officials believe that a natural toxin found in avocados the animals ate the […]



Join the Duke Lemur Center in Madagascar!

Magical Madagascar EcoTour 2017 Now accepting reservations Date: June 19, 2017-July 1, 2017 Region: Africa Activity Level: Strenuous Arrangements: Terra Incognita Ecotours Click here to view our 9-page, full-color brochure! Note that, even though the trip is offered by Duke Alumni Travel in collaboration with the DLC, you do NOT need to be a Duke alum to […]



Lemur Center Reeling from Sudden Death of Four Aye-Ayes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 CONTACT: Karl Leif Bates | (919) 681-8054 | karl.bates@duke.edu LEMUR CENTER REELING FROM SUDDEN DEATH OF FOUR AYE-AYES DURHAM, N.C. — A mysterious affliction has killed four endangered aye-ayes at the Duke Lemur Center in the last 24 hours. All four — two males and two females ranging in […]