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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Two new films on Macaque research from the MRC

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/two-new-films-on-macaque-research-from-the-mrc/

'Glow in the dark' cats aids HIV research

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…
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/glow-in-the-dark-cats-aids-hiv-research/

Monkey malaria infecting humans

Monkeys infected with malaria are providing a reservoir of the disease from which humans can be infected.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/monkey-malaria-infecting-humans/

Gene therapy treats Parkinson’s tremors

Researchers have used gene therapy to correct movement problems in macaque monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-parkinsons-tremors/

HIV vaccine boost

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-vaccine-boost/

UAR in Mauritius

Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uar-in-mauritius/

Self-doubting monkeys

New research suggests macaques experience self-doubt and uncertainty when making decisions.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/self-doubting-monkeys/

Monkeys with two mums may eradicate mitochondrial disorders

Scientists have produced four infant monkeys using a technique which could stop women with genetic diseases passing them on to their children.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/monkeys-with-two-mums-may-eradicate-mitochondrial-disorders/

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