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Social Ties Boost Longevity in Female Macaques

May 17, 2017

In a huge study of female rhesus macaques, a team of researchers led by Michael Platt found those with many close female relatives have a higher life expectancy.However, the effect fades with age, suggesting older females learn how to “navigate the social landscape” and have less need for social ties.

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