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Blue Monkey Planet and TeleHealth Services Partner to Offer Innovative Pediatric Patient Education Content

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y.and RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of healthcare on-demand patient and staff education solutions has partnered with Medcalm, the leader in audio-visual wellness solutions, to release a revolutionary pediatric channel, Blue Mo...

Researchers find stem cells from monkey teeth can stimulate growth and generation of brain cells

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have discovered dental pulp stem cells can stimulate growth and generation of several types of neural cells. Findings from this study, available in the October issue of the journal Stem Cells , suggest dental pulp stem ...

Researchers develop first transgenic monkey model of Huntington's disease

Scientists have developed the first genetically altered monkey model that replicates some symptoms observed in patients with Huntington's disease, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers are now able to better understand this complex, devastating and incur...

HIV blocking protein in Monkey

Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a protein that essentially blocks HIV replication, in monkey cells. Humans have a similar protein, although it is not as effective at stopping HIV, say the researchers whose work //is published in this week's issue of Nature. The team, ...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

..., and then maybe you can get humans to do the same thing." In particular, Silvestri notes additional studies of sooty managbeys a mediumsized African monkey are critical for the AIDS vaccine effort and understanding why SIV infection does not progress to HIV/AIDS. SIV-infected sooty mangabeys develop a hi...

Scientists ID First Human With Gorilla Strain of HIV

...we do not necessarily expect." Previously, scientists had believed that HIV mainly made its way to humans via chimpanzees, Johnston said. A kind of monkey known as a sooty mangabey is also thought to have transmitted the disease. The virus could have been passed through blood as people ate bushmeat --...

New test for safer biomedical research results

...aminators of cell cultures. In addition, the test checks the cells for their origin. Thus, if dog genetic material is found in what are supposed to be monkey cells, then a contamination of the cell culture is obvious. The test also includes detection of commonly used standard cell lines. Contamination with ...

Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

... Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds THURSDAY, July 30 (He..., brain cells became more finely tuned to what the monkey was learning. But failure produced little or no ch...ate responses to the individual images. "If the monkey just got a correct answer, a signal lingered in it...

AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

...ment," said Johnson, who studies AIDS. The research could also tell us how AIDS landed in humans. "The origins of HIV in humans might go like this: monkey to chimp to human," he said. More information The World Health Organization has details on efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine . ...

New technique could sustain cancer patients' fertility

...zen tissue." Another component of the NICHD program is attempting to grow follicles of monkeys in culture. The ability to do research on mouse and monkey follicles might lead to advances that could later be used to perfect the technique's use with human eggs. ...

Lighter Meals May Bring Longer Life

... monkey study is best evidence yet that fewer daily calories boost lifespan THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study that found that a low...

Endangered Great Ape Finds Safe Haven

...support this innovative, community-driven initiative, which protects a vital rainforest and rare and endemic species, including the bonobo and Salongo monkey (Cercopithecus dryas) , now being studied for the first time in Kokolopori. The Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve is aiding the local human population with m...

Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's

... the amino acid sequence of human amyloid protein is different from that in monkey brains, scientists hypothesized that the structure might be different. T...een seen in mouse brains, PIB does not bind with high affinity to plaque in monkey or ape brains," Rosen said. Another group of researchers at the Yerkes C...

New Insight Into Primate Eye Evolution

... St. Jude study of the nocturnal owl monkey suggests that evolution needed only a few genetic ...paring the fetal development of the eye of the owl monkey with that of the capuchin monkey have found that only a minor difference in the tim...

Ladders, Swings and More Can Cause Peril

...-sided floors: 16,124 Swings and swing sets: 10,727 Fences, fence posts: 10,152 Workshops (including power and hand tools and supplies): 9,666 monkey bars and other playground climbing equipment: 7,630 Trampolines: 7,075 Slides, sliding boards, seesaws and teeterboards: 6,565 Other playground ...

New Stem Cell Technology to Improve Drug Safety

...y, which is monitored as experimental drugs are added. Until recently, ethical issues surrounding human embryonic stem cells, had restricted QTempo to monkey heart cells. Now, under a license agreement between ReproCELL and iPS Academia, a human version of this new test is available. This is the first ever ...

Funky Monkey(TM) Snacks Finds Earth-Friendly Policies Take Dedication - But They Pay Off

...d snacks nearly two years ago, Indiana-based Funky monkey Snacks has worked to build a positive reputation w...e solutions," said Matt Herzog, president of Funky monkey Snacks. "Our goal has always been to market all-na...ul to the environment wherever we can." Funky monkey Snacks uses an exclusive freeze-drying process to ...

This is your brain... on dreams and sleep

...leep and Dreams. When: 6:30 pm, March 18, 2009. Where: O Patros Vys, 356 Mont-Royal E., Montreal Who: Virginia Penhune will be emcee and the Blue monkey Band will perform. Admission: Free; refreshments provided. From March 16 to 22, as part of Montreal Brain Awareness Week, graduate students from...

Germicide Might Guard Against HIV Infection

...at the University of Minnesota. In the new study, researchers tested the compound on five female rhesus macaques that were vaginally exposed to the monkey equivalent of the AIDS virus. The findings were published in the March 4 online issue of Nature . The monkeys avoided infection. Four out of five ...

OHSU vaccine research targets HIV in the slower, early stage of infection

...ely "educate" the immune system, scientists used a monkey model of AIDS - simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) the monkey counterpart to HIV. They introduced an altered monkey form of cytomegalovirus (CMV) programmed to expres...

All Natural, Freeze-Dried Funky Monkey(TM) Snacks Are Delicious Way To Be Heart Healthy

.... Using an exclusive freeze-drying process, Funky monkey Snacks turns 100% real fruit into crispy, bite-siz... cardiovascular disease." "Funky monkey Snacks are a hit with people looking for delicious... nutritious," said Matt Herzog, president of Funky monkey Snacks. "Each of our one-ounce bags contains thre...

Ten new amphibian species discovered in Colombia

...gered in Colombia, and four species of monkeys, including Geoffroy's spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Geoffroy's tamarin or red crested bare-faced tamarin (S... or Gorgona white-fronted capuchin (Cebus capucinus) and the mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata). They also found populations of white-lipped peccary (...

Salmonella Common In U.S. Poultry

... now harboring reptiles, and 40,000 households home to hedgehogs, according to a report in the October 2008 issue of Pediatrics . In 2003, a human monkey pox outbreak was traced back to imported African Gambian rats that had infected prairie dogs sold as pets. And small pet turtles were responsible for ...

Funky Monkey(TM) Snacks Offer All-Natural, Go-Anywhere Alternative For New Year's Dieters

...lose weight," said Matt Herzog, president of Funky monkey Snacks. "Replacing junk food and unhealthy snacks with Funky monkey gives your body the vitamins and minerals it needs...es -- and they're totally delicious." Funky monkey Snacks come in four varieties: Bananamon(R) (freez...

Moms Find Fun, Healthy Snacks That Help Fight Childhood Obesity

...tical Fruit Alternative By contrast, Funky monkey Snacks contain no added sugar, preservatives, colo...nearly all of the fruit's nutrients. Funky monkey Snacks are a healthier and more natural alternativ... A "Perfect Choice" "Our goal for Funky monkey Snacks is to finally give moms a delicious, organi...

Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks

...ield now believe that both vaccines were rushed too soon into human trials. One big flaw: Primate trials matched the vaccine to the strain of HIV the monkey was exposed to. That's unlike "real world" human infections, where people may be randomly confronted with any number of strains, experts said. "Wha...

Historic LASIK Surgery Performed on Quadriplegic Patient to Preserve his Communication Abilities

... since he was eight years old, had a historic and highly successful LASIK procedure performed by Drs. Jeffrey and Joseph Dello Russo. Eric fell from a monkey bar in a playground in 1986, breaking his neck and severing his spinal cord. Since that day, he suffers from Quadriplegia, being totally unable to mov...

Respiratory illnesses and dog bites a concern for travelers to China for 2008 Olympics

..."But we were surprised by how many patients returned to travel medicine clinics after travel with animal bites 400 dog bites, along with some cat and monkey bites over the 10-year study and needed rabies vaccination." China has the second highest number of cases of human rabies in the world, according...

Sense of Adventure Rests in Primitive Brain Region

...r. Bianca Wittmann said in a prepared statement. "It makes sense to try new options, as they may prove advantageous in the long run. For example, a monkey who chooses to deviate from its diet of bananas, even if this involves moving to an unfamiliar part of the forest and eating a new type of food, may f...

Research reveals molecular fingerprint of cocaine addiction

...elf-administered cocaine and a group that did not receive the drug. Leonard Howell, Ph.D., with Emory University School of Medicine, who conducted the monkey studies, was a co-researcher. The study provides a comprehensive assessment of biochemical changes occurring in the cocaine addicted brain, Hemby said...

'Intrabody' can mop up mutant protein in Huntington's disease model

...egates in other diseases." The clumps of mutant huntingtin are also seen in the neuronal nucleus and cytoplasm in a recently established transgenic monkey model of Huntington's, which was reported by Emory University researchers at http://whsc.emory.edu/press_releases2.cfm?announcement_id_seq=14304, ...

Cold Spring Harbor scientists reveal a protein's role in enabling AIDS virus to reproduce

... early event in the viral life cycle that helped the virus invade macrophage target cells. Recent studies had further shown that Vpx proteins in both monkey and human viruses promoted the process of reverse transcription that underlies the conversion of viral RNA to DNA. In their study, which consiste...

JCI table of contents: May 22, 2008

...d=34610 VIROLOGY: CD4+ T cells really are home sweet home for the monkey relative of HIV Many strains of monkey become naturally infected with viruses that are related to HIV. These virus...

Phase 3 GATTEX results presented at DDW highlight potential new treatment in short bowel syndrome

...iagnostics and Therapeutics in Intestinal Disease Abstract title: W1291: Plasma citrulline acts as a biological marker of intestinal adaptation in a monkey model of short bowel syndrome by Lidia L. Demchyshyn, Kerri L. Trendler, Clynn Wilker. Type: Poster Session Date/Time: 5/21/2008 8:00 AM - 5:00 P...

Yerkes researchers find link between psychological stress and overeating

...ss to a sweet but low-fat diet and a high-fat diet for 21 days each. For a 21-day period between each test diet, the group was able to access standard monkey chow only. To track feeding patterns, automated feeders dispensed a pellet of either the low-fat or high-fat chow when activated by a microchip implan...

Animal research suggests new strategy for treating cocaine addiction

...timate potential side effects. For the study, a monkey was taught to press levers multiple times to obtai...it gets to the point where its not worth it to the monkey because more than 1,000 presses are required. Access to cocaine was then removed and the monkey was treated intravenously with an amphetamine 24 h...

Subordinate monkeys more likely to choose cocaine over food

...er social standing increases the likelihood that a monkey faced with a stressful situation will choose cocai...ical aggression and maintained by clear signals. A monkey that has established his dominance over another monkey can elicit a subordinate response with no more tha...

Animal Study Links Social Standing With Drug Use Risk

...subordinate male cynomolgus monkeys to a socially stressful situation. Each monkey was taken out of its home cage and placed in an unfamiliar cage surrounded ...n emotional and social processing (anterior cingulate cortex). The dominant monkey showed increases in reward-related areas of the brain. After being in an...

Monkey Brain Gives Clues to Human Interaction

...hindquarters of a female, for example, or the face of a dominant monkey. But they had to be "paid" more juice to view negative images: a lower-ranking monkey or a simple gray square. "This tells us that the monkeys chose to look at images that carried valuable social information for guiding behavior. At ...

Monkey Gene That Blocks AIDS Viruses Evolved More Than Once

... But it's not likely that these two gene combinations arose from a single common ancestor, the Harvard researchers said. TRIM5-CypA wasn't found in monkey closely related to the Asian macaques and TRIMCyp wasn't found in any other South American primate species. This suggests that the two combination gen...
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