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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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Connections Matter: Social Relationships and Lifespan Health in a Monkey Model

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Applying a new approach to rhesus macaque groups to realistically model individual, family, and group health across the lifespan in human populations.

Humans live in societies full of rich and complex relationships that influence our physical and mental health and well-being. In […]

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Monkey Model for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Identified at UC Davis Primate Center

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Monkeys and humans are similarly affected by deadly heart disease

A collaboration between a team of pathologists from the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) and a cardiologist from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has resulted in the […]

University of California Zika Virus Project

The UC Zika Virus Project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists based at a number of Schools and units at UC Davis and UC San Fransisco that is guided by the goal of developing effective interventions and prevention methods for Zika virus.  The collaboration emerged from the recognition of Zika as a global health crisis and the unique opportunity that was afford by the resources at the California National Primate Research Center to address the crisis.

Read more about this project.