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Iodine is critical for brain development, especially the higher cognitive functions of the brain. Here, researchers describe how the foraging activities of bonobos in the Congo basin give us an insight into how prehistoric humans obtained this nutrient, and is the first report of iodine consumption by a nonhuman primate.
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BMC Zoology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of zoology, including comparative physiology, mechanistic and functional studies, morphology, life history, animal behavior, signaling and communication, cognition, parasitism, systematics, biogeography and conservation.
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Thomas Flatt is Associate Professor at the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg. His main interest is the evolution and mechanisms of life history and aging. He is a Section Editor for BMC Zoology since its inception in 2016.
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