Health & Disease

“Poop Soup”: When the gut’s internal ecosystem goes awry, could this gross-sounding treatment make it right?

When the gut’s internal ecosystem goes awry, could an ancient if gross-sounding treatment make it right? By Robin Smith, Ph.D. Originally published on the Duke Research blog on November 17, 2021. Read the original here.  Dr. Cathy Williams knew something wasn’t right. The veterinarian had felt off for weeks after her 2014 trip to Madagascar. […]

The DLC Celebrates World Lemur Day 2021

On October 29, 2021, the Duke Lemur Center celebrated World Lemur Day. Couldn’t join us live? Catch up on all of the action right here! A visit to Madagascar Our global lemur celebration started in Madagascar with DLC-SAVA Education Specialist Evrard Benasoavina. He took us on a live nature walk with school children from Ambatofisaka […]

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SEVEN new mouse lemur infants in 2021!

The Duke Lemur Center’s final infants of 2021 are our smallest yet, gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus)! This year, four first-time moms gave birth to seven healthy infants: Tumbleweed, Cholla, Ocotillo, Indigo, Hydrangea, Speedwell, and Green Bean! Gray mouse lemurs are one of the world’s smallest primates. Infants weigh only three grams when they are […]

Duke Fossils Shine New Light on Mass Extinction Event

Around 30 million years ago, the Earth’s climate shifted from swampy to icy, and 63 percent of mammal species vanished from Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. A large collection of fossils housed at the Duke Lemur Center Division of Fossil Primates, representing the life’s work of the late Elwyn Simons of Duke, has enabled scientists […]