1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans, making them good research ‘models’ for a variety of human conditions.
Scientists inserted two genes into cats: the first is taken from macaque monkeys and helps the cat resist the feline form of Aids; the second is a fluorescent gene from jellyfish that helps the researchers literally see where the added anti-aids gene is a…
Monkeys infected with malaria are providing a reservoir of the disease from which humans can be infected.
Researchers have used gene therapy to correct movement problems in macaque monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms.
Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean.
New research suggests macaques experience self-doubt and uncertainty when making decisions.
Scientists have produced four infant monkeys using a technique which could stop women with genetic diseases passing them on to their children.