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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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Immune responses to loneliness similar in monkeys and people

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Can loneliness make you sick?

Loneliness is more than just a socio-emotional condition; it can be a significant cause of poor health, and is of special concern in the elderly.

Also known as perceived social isolation, loneliness reflects a discrepancy between […]

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Prozac, oxytocin and autism

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Prozac (fluoxetine), a commonly prescribed drug for anxiety and depression, is used during pregnancy by some women. But several studies are showing that prenatal exposure to the drug may increase the risk of having a child with autism.

Prozac, Zoloft […]

Spotlight on Animal Care

The CNPRC takes great effort and pride in the stewardship, welfare and care of its animals, and extensive teams of staff in animal care, enrichment and behavior management, and veterinarians work together to provide outstanding care to all of the animals. Novel research studies and progressive care increase knowledge of nonhuman primate behavior, nutrition, reproduction, development, health, and long-term social health, leading to further advancements in the level of care provided to captive nonhuman primates worldwide. Making significant progress in improving the social and psychological health of the animals, Dr. John Capitanio’s most recent publication reveals research findings that will make important contributions to captive nonhuman primate social welfare.

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