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The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is improving health and advancing science with interdisciplinary programs in biomedical research on significant human medical conditions throughout the lifespan. Research at the CNPRC is leading to new diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical procedures that enhance quality of life for both humans and animals. The CNPRC is an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, Davis and part of the National Primate Research Centers Program at the National Institutes of Health.

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Gene therapy treatment shows benefits to Alzheimer’s patients

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Gene therapy treatment developed at the CNPRC shows benefits to brain cells for Alzheimer’s patients

Reporting on the first-of-its-kind human clinical trials designed to test the potential benefits of nerve growth factor gene therapy for Alzheimer’s patients, Mark Tuszynski, MD, […]

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Aging and Synaptic Health

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CNPRC Incoming Director John Morrison is expanding our understanding of how estrogen affects cognitive functioning and synaptic health

The good, the bad and the ugly. Estrogen; such a familiar hormone, and such a large influence on everyone’s health, female or male, young […]

Spotlight on Programs-Pilot Research Program

The CNPRC is pleased to announce four new pilot projects recently awarded to investigators for the 2015-2015 review cycle. The successful projects range in topic from Alzheimer’s disease to prevention of HIV transmission. The purpose of the CNPRC Pilot Research Program is to provide a mechanism for obtaining preliminary data for submission of NIH grant proposals, with the goal of supporting new, extramurally-funded research utilizing nonhuman primate models of human disease. Proposals to the highly competitive program are evaluated for scientific merit (significance, approach, innovation) and likelihood of the project leading to a successful NIH grant application.

Read more about awarded projects here.