NCEAS Working Group finds similar mortality patterns across primates, including humans

to represent mortality, stylized black and white drawing of human and ape skeletons side by sideStudy in Science finds similar aging and mortality patterns across primates, including humans.

Aging in the Natural World: Comparative Data Reveal Similar Mortality Patterns Across Primates
A.M. Bronikowski, J. Altmann, D.K. Brockman, M. Cords, L.M. Fedigan, A. Pusey, T. Stoinski, W.F. Morris, K.B. Strier, S.C. Alberts
Science 331 (6022), pp. 1325-1328 (11 Mar 2011)

A sample of the international media coverage of this study:
ABC News: Study: Humans, Apes, Have Similar Aging Patterns (Mar 10, 2011)
MSNBC News: What do you mean I'm aging like a baboon?! (Mar 10, 2011)
USA Today: Study: Humans, apes, have similar aging patterns (Mar 11, 2011)
NPR Talk of the Nation: Despite Long Lives, Humans Age Like Other Primates (Mar 11, 2011)
Discovery News: Humans Age at Same Rate as Chimps, Gorillas (Mar 10, 2011)
US News & World Report: Humans Age at Same Pace as Other Primates, Study Finds (Mar 10, 2011)
Daily Mail (UK): More advanced? Humans age and die at the 'same rate as primates (Mar 14, 2011)
ABC Australia: Humans age same as other primates (Mar 16, 2011)
Xinghua (China): Humans age just like apes: study (Mar 11, 2011)
The Hindu (India): Humans, apes have similar aging patterns (Mar 11, 2011)
The Globe & Mail (Canada): When it comes to aging, we're just like monkeys (Mar 13, 2011)
The China Post (Taiwan): Humans, apes aging patterns are similar: study (Mar 12, 2011)
Japan Times (Japan): Study chips away futher at humans' uniqueness (Mar 13, 2011)

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Posted on March 11, 2011