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Rhesus monkeys in Nepal may provide new alternative for HIV/AIDS research
Scientists investigating the genetic makeup of rhesus
macaque monkeys, a key species used in biomedical research, have found the rhesus
in Nepal may provide a suitable alternative to alleviate a critical shortage of laboratory animals u...
Vaccine combined with short-term postexposure antibiotics protects monkeys from inhalational anthrax
...ale anthrax attack. In the study, two groups of rhesus
macaques were exposed to very high amounts of anth...ation period after aerosol exposure. In one study, rhesus
macaques were protected during a 30-day course of antibiotics after aerosol exposure. However, some...
On the golf tee or pitcher's mound, brain dooms motion to inconsistency
...ford team decided to do just that with the help of rhesus
macaque monkeys. The monkeys were trained to perform a simple reaching task. When shown a green spot, they were rewarded with juice if they reached slowly to touch the spot. For a red spot, they were trained to reach fast. During the trials the resea...
Low levels of neurotransmitter serotonin may perpetuate child abuse across generations
...icago shows. A research team found that when baby rhesus
monkeys endured high rates of maternal rejection and mild abuse in their first month of life, their brains often produced less serotonin, a chemical that transmits impulses in the brain. Low levels of serotonin are associated with anxiety and depress...
Analysis of rhesus monkey genome uncovers genetic differences with humans, chimps
...searchers has published the genome sequence of the rhesus
macaque monkey and aligned it with the chimpanzee ... of Health (NIH), compared the genome sequences of rhesus
macaque (Macaca mulatta) with that of human (Homo sapiens) and chimp (Pan troglodytes), the primate ...
Jefferson scientists find rabies-based vaccine could be effective against HIV
...ch viruses-based vaccines in preventing disease in rhesus
macaques. One was a glycoprotein on the surface of HIV, while the other was an internal protein from simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). They used the latter because HIV does not cause disease in monkeys. The idea was that such rabies?vehicles, ...
Gene mutation linked to cognition is found only in humans
...ion in human and chimpanzee when compared with the rhesus
macaque, an Old World monkey. This pattern suggests that before the emergence of the type II splice form in human, the weakening of the type I splicing site already existed in the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees, implying a multi-step proce...