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CNPRC Core Scientist, Dr. Hong Ji Announced as 2019-2020 Environmental Health Sciences Scholar

The UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences awarded California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) core scientist, Dr. Hong Ji their 2019-2020 scholar award. Her application to study epigenetics as the link between air pollutant exposures during development and long-term side effects on the lungs will significantly contribute to our knowledge [...]

2019-10-02T17:53:55+00:00September 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

CNPRC Scientists Abroad: Dr. Koen Van Rompay Lectures on Vector Borne Diseases in India

CNPRC core scientist, Dr. Koen Van Rompay was recently invited by the Indian University of Kannur to give a series of lectures. He travelled the state of Kerala hosted by local scientists and educators giving lectures focused on threatening vector borne diseases. Van Rompay took the opportunity to stress [...]

Naturally occurring monkey disorder offers insight for human intestinal disorder

A new understanding of interactions within our microbiome is revealing the elusive cause of ulcerative colitis through the study of a nonhuman primate disorder, idiopathic chronic diarrhea (ICD). ICD affects 3-5% of all captive macaque monkeys and researchers believe wild macaques could be affected at similar rates. ICD is [...]

2019-06-06T17:40:58+00:00June 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |

How Researchers are Protecting Non-Human Primates from Measles Outbreak

It may surprise people to learn that the measles not only affects humans: it also poses a threat to non-human primates. There are many non-human primates currently living in the country for research, rehabilitation, and conservation purposes. With over 4000 monkeys here at the California National Primate Research Center [...]

2019-06-06T17:42:07+00:00May 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Subclinical Cytomegalovirus Infection Is Associated with Altered Host Immunity

Subclinical, persistent viral infections, including those caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV), are highly prevalent in humans. Rocha et al. (e00167-18) found that subclinical CMV infection of rhesus macaques is associated with significantly altered gut microbiota and increased host immune cell numbers and activation. These alterations occur predominantly in an outdoor [...]

2019-06-06T17:43:02+00:00August 1st, 2018|Tags: , |

Scientists Map Monogamy, Jealousy in the Monkey Mind

Uncovering the neurobiology of social bonding in monogamous primate species Media contact: CNPRC Info 530 754 4413 (UC Davis) - It’s perhaps one of the most common emotions to feel in a relationship, but one that’s virtually untouched when it comes to studying relationships in monogamous primate species. [...]

CNPRC Scientist Talks Wildfire Smoke, Health

Media Contact: CNPRC Info (UC Davis) - The recent wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, Solano and Yuba counties have caused air quality to deteriorate throughout Northern California putting thousands of people at risk of potential health problems from the smoke. In this edition of Capital Public Radio's Insight, host Beth [...]

Podcast: Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Visit

In this edition of the California National Primate Research Center's  "Monkey Talk" podcast, we chat with Dr. Jamartin Sihite, the executive director of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) about the incredible work they do to rehabilitate orangutans and prepare them for release into the jungle. The [...]

UC Davis’ Dr. Glenn Yiu: A Vision for the Future

Media Contact: CNPRC Info, 530-754-4413 (UC Davis) - Dr. Glenn Yiu, MD PhD,  Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UC Davis School of Medicine, is one of five recipients of the 2017-2018 CNPRC Pilot Research Program award.  Doctor Yiu’s laboratory focuses on understanding age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of vision loss in the [...]

Podcast – Borneo, Thailand Travels Provide Opportunity to Share NHP Expertise

Contact: Senior Information Officer CNPRC Info (530) 754-4413 In this edition of “Monkey Talk” we chat with Dr. Jeff Roberts, Associate Director of Primate Services, and JoAnn Yee, manager of the center's Pathogen Detection Laboratory Core, about their recent travel to Borneo and Thailand to share their expertise in [...]

Positive Reinforcement Training Offers Several Benefits for Monkeys, Staff

Media Contact: CNPRC Info, (530) 754-4413 (UC Davis) – Getting a monkey to open its mouth for a dental check is no easy task, but a little bit of papaya goes a long way. Trainers at the California National Primate Center (CNPRC) use dried papaya and other treats [...]

Former CNPRC Director Honored with 2017 Alumni Achievement Award

Media Contact: CNPRC Info (530) 754 4413 (UC Davis) - Former California National Primate Research Center Director Dr. Dallas Hyde was recently bestowed an Alumni Achievement Award by the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Dr. Hyde was one of five individuals honored with the award that [...]

From Rio de Janeiro to the CNPRC at UC Davis

Dr. Danielle Beckman comes to the CNPRC by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to develop a monkey model that can be used to one day find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease Media Contact: CNPRC Info (530) 754 4413 (U.C. Davis) - Not everyone would trade the sunny beaches [...]

2017-08-30T23:07:05+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Tags: , |

California National Primate Research Center Successfully Demonstrates Gene Editing in Nonhuman Primates

Media Contact: CNPRC Info (530) 754 4413 (U.C. DAVIS) – Imagine a world where maladies such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease, or sickle cell anemia no longer exist. While the U.S. is far from achieving this lofty goal, it recently came a step closer at the California National Primate [...]

Q & A With a Primatologist: Why Studying Rank Changes is Good for Primate Welfare

Speaking of Research recently sat down with Lauren Wooddell, a laboratory assistant at the California National Primate Research Center, to discuss her research paper to be published in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JAALAS) titled, “Elo-rating for Tracking Rank Fluctuations after Demographic [...]

Podcast – Vasalgel Study at CNPRC

Contact: CNPRC Info (530) 754-4413 In this edition of "Monkey Talk" we talk with Dr. Catherine VandeVoort about her recent Vasalgel study at the California National Primate Research Center. Vasalgel is a polymer-based hydrogel that acts much like a vasectomy, however, it is reversible. To read more about Dr. VandeVoort's study [...]

CNPRC Core Scientist Tapped for Chancellor’s Achievement Award

Media Contact: CNPRC Info (530) 754 4413 (UC Davis) - California National Primate Research Center Core Scientist Dr. Koen Van Rompay was recently honored for his work, both in and out of the lab, with a Chancellor's Achievement Award  in Diversity and Community. Dr. Van Rompay was among [...]

2017-08-30T23:07:05+00:00February 24th, 2017|

Vasectomy Alternative Gets Boost at CNPRC

Media Contact: CNPRC Info (530) 754 4413 Successful application of an alternative male contraceptive in rhesus macaque monkeys at the California National Primate Research Center paves the way for human clinical trials (U.C. DAVIS) – For over a century men who did not want to father a child had but [...]

2017-02-07T18:42:37+00:00February 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Working with Titi Monkeys at CNPRC

Contact: CNPRC Info (530) 754-4413 (UC DAVIS, Calif.) – The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is home to the nation's only active breeding colony of South American titi monkeys (Callicebus cupreus). These monkeys are small, tree-dwelling primates from South America, and live in monogamous family groups that consist of [...]

NIH Releases NHP Workshop Report

(UC DAVIS, Calif.) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report today centering on a recent workshop that explored the use of non-human primates (NHPs) in medical research. The workshop, held Sept. 7, 2016, and entitled “Ensuring the Continued Responsible Oversight of Research with Non-Human Primates” brought together [...]

2017-08-30T23:07:05+00:00January 19th, 2017|