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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 […]

2016 Call for Pilot Project Letters of Intent

Male rhesus monkey in tree

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) Pilot Program invites Letters of Intent for pilot project proposals to support basic and translational research using nonhuman primates (rhesus macaque and titi monkeys) for the 2016-2017 funding period.  Pilot projects that address biomedical/translational research topics across the nonhuman primate lifespan and include CNPRC scientific research unit areas (Brain, Mind and Behavior, Infectious Diseases, Reproductive Sciences and Regenerative Medicine, Respiratory Diseases) are requested.  Pilot projects should be innovative and lead to tangible results in a one-year period.

Full details of the call and additional information about the CNPRC Pilot Program may be located here.