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Rising to the Challenge: CNPRC’s Role in Combatting Dengue Virus in 2024

In 2024, there has been a record-breaking number of dengue virus outbreaks, with more than seven million cases documented. Dengue virus is a viral infection that spreads from mosquitoes to humans, resulting in symptoms such as high fever, headache, nausea, body aches, and rash. In severe cases or cases [...]

2024-05-30T13:38:33-07:00May 30th, 2024|

CNPRC Leadership Visits Congressional Offices

This month, leadership from all seven National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) and the Caribbean Primate Research Center convened in Washington, D.C. In addition to their internal meetings, leaders from each center engaged with congressional office staff to underscore the importance of their efforts to their local representatives. The California [...]

2024-05-30T13:09:51-07:00May 30th, 2024|

Innovative Study Reveals Long-Term Anxiety Links in Monkeys Using Machine Learning

Scientists at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) have successfully used machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), to measure anxiety-related behaviors in monkeys. The study, published in Nature's Translational Psychiatry on March 15, 2024, demonstrated that human ratings of an infant monkey’s nervous temperament were [...]

2024-05-30T12:11:25-07:00May 30th, 2024|

Age and Pleasure: Insights from Monkey Brains Shed Light on Human Touch Perception

The brains of nonhuman primates respond to gentle, pleasurable touch in the same way as humans, even without awareness, researchers at the California National Primate Research Center have found. This study also revealed age-related differences in the way touch is processed by the brain. The study, conducted by [...]

2024-05-17T12:53:51-07:00May 16th, 2024|

Nonhuman Primate model reveals how HIV infiltrates the brain

Nonhuman Primate Model Reveals How HIV Infiltrates the Brain A recent study conducted at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is uncovering how the HIV virus spreads in the brain. Smita Iyer, an Associate Professor in the Division of Experimental and Translational Pathology at the University [...]

2024-04-30T14:27:18-07:00April 30th, 2024|

CNPRC Participates in Give Day to Support Women’s Health Research

CNPRC Give Day Challenge Donations to CNPRC Excellence Fund will help us reach our goal to become the nation's leading nonhuman primate research center dedicated to women's health. Donate Here The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) has a history of performing life-saving [...]

2024-04-17T16:24:57-07:00April 16th, 2024|

Nonhuman Primate Models of Asthma Spark New Discoveries

Asthma is a common chronic lung disease affecting approximately 1 in 13 adults in the U.S., with rates of asthma in the U.S. increasing yearly. Scientists are working hard to understand the disease and test potential treatments. The Inhalation Exposure Core at the California National Primate Research Center [...]

2024-02-23T12:24:15-07:00February 23rd, 2024|

Karen Bales steps in as interim director of California National Primate Research Center

California National Primate Center (CNPRC) announced Professor Karen Bales as interim director, marking the first time a woman has held this position in the center’s history. The previous director, Professor John Morrison, has stepped down after an eight-year tenure to assume the role of president-elect of [...]

2024-02-09T14:43:35-07:00February 9th, 2024|

Novel Vaccine is a Promising Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

A new vaccine designed to protect against oxycodone has demonstrated the ability to generate antibodies in the blood, preventing the drug from reaching the brain by trapping it in the bloodstream. The study, funded by the California National Primate Research Center’s Pilot Research Program at the University of [...]

2024-02-08T10:50:34-07:00February 7th, 2024|

Aged and unfazed: Older monkeys exhibit blunted nervous system response to arousing stimuli

Aged and unfazed: Older monkeys exhibit blunted nervous system response to arousing stimuli Aged rhesus macaques appear unfazed, at least when it comes to their autonomic nervous system (ANS), compared to their younger counterparts. In an experiment monitoring peripheral nervous system responses to mood-inducing  videos, researchers [...]

2024-01-19T12:54:01-07:00January 19th, 2024|

Antibiotic Exposure During Infancy Remodels Immune Response to Respiratory Pathogens

Antibiotic Exposure During Infancy Remodels Immune Response to Respiratory Pathogens Infants are commonly exposed to and treated with antibiotics during the birthing process. However, new research in nonhuman primates may change the way doctors approach antibiotic treatment. A study conducted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) [...]

2022-06-16T20:30:41-07:00June 16th, 2022|

COVID-19 In the lab: A conversation with an infectious disease researcher during an active pandemic

SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease referred to as COVID-19, has swept across the world infecting millions of humans and tragically killing a significant proportion of those infected. COVID-19 has grown from an outbreak to an epidemic and finally a worldwide pandemic at a historic rate. To [...]

2021-01-06T19:10:35-07:00January 6th, 2021|

Detecting autistic-like traits in a general population of monkeys

Translational animal models are a necessary step to uncovering the biological basis of human disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which affects 1 in every 54 children in the United States. Kate Talbot, Ph.D. and her colleagues in the Neuroscience and Behavior Unit at the California National Research Primate [...]

2022-11-16T22:05:01-07:00October 15th, 2020|

Nonhuman primate study on early immune response to SARS-CoV-2 points to specific immune cells for vaccine development

A collection of infectious disease researchers at the California National Primate Research Center and the Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases observed early immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in rhesus macaques. Their findings suggest vaccine developers should focus on promoting specialized immune cells called CD4 T follicular helper (Tfh) cells [...]

2021-01-06T02:03:39-07:00July 21st, 2020|Tags: |

CNPRC Scientist Hartigan-O’Connor Awarded Funding to Optimize Vaccines for Most Susceptible Populations

Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor, M.D., Ph.D. As scientists rush to find a vaccine for COVID-19, CNPRC core scientist, Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor, M.D., Ph.D is working to optimize vaccine technologies to protect high-risk populations. The University of California Office of the President has awarded Hartigan-O’Connor, along with other scientists across UC [...]

2021-01-06T02:04:07-07:00July 6th, 2020|

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Fish Oil for the Heart

Collaborative efforts from Peter Havel, DVM, PhD with UC Davis and the California National Primate Research Center and Andrew Butler, PhD at the St. Louis School University of Medicine indicate that targeting a protein known as angiopoietin-like protein-3 or ANGPTL3 could be helpful for managing cardiovascular disease. Their results [...]

2021-01-06T02:05:01-07:00March 6th, 2020|

CNPRC Safety Officer Wins Award for Outstanding Work

Lab safety is not the first thing to come to mind when you read about new scientific findings in the news, but it is an integral part of the scientific process. Lab safety not only informs how data is collected, processed, and analyzed, safety protocols allow us to feel [...]

2021-01-06T02:05:20-07:00January 23rd, 2020|

A monkey model of early Alzheimer’s Disease: Moving past complications with rodent models

Almost undoubtedly, you can think of five influential and loved women in your life. With those women in mind, consider that one in every five women and one in every ten American men at the age of 45 are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As the rates [...]

2021-01-06T02:05:34-07:00January 3rd, 2020|

Researchers Make Major Strides Towards a Vaccine Against the Zika Virus

Although absent from recent news cycles, Zika virus (ZIKV) continues to be a public health emergency and international concern. A collaborative effort between Koen Van Rompay, core scientist with the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC), Barney Graham (Vaccine Research Institute) and Ted Pierson (National Institute of Allergy and [...]

2021-01-06T02:05:47-07:00December 20th, 2019|

Special Preview of Upcoming Neuro Space Art Exhibit

Amongst the thousands of posters, talks, and endless networking, attendees at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience meeting enjoyed a sneak peek of a new interactive art exhibit. Neuro Space is the real-life expression of director John Morrison's imagination. Following the release of one of his previous collaborative projects, BrainFacts.org, Morrison [...]

2019-11-01T18:59:35-07:00October 31st, 2019|
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