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Podcast – Vasalgel Study at CNPRC

2017-03-17T19:16:54+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 In this edition of "Monkey Talk" we talk with Dr. Catherine VandeVoort about her recent Vasalgel study at the California National Primate Research Center. Vasalgel is a polymer-based hydrogel that acts much like a vasectomy, however, it is reversible. To read more about Dr. VandeVoort's study [...]

CNPRC Core Scientist Tapped for Chancellor’s Achievement Award

2017-02-24T23:06:44+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754 4413 (UC Davis) - California National Primate Research Center Core Scientist Dr. Koen Van Rompay was recently honored for his work, both in and out of the lab, with a Chancellor's Achievement Award  in Diversity and Community. Dr. Van Rompay was among [...]

Vasectomy Alternative Gets Boost at CNPRC

2017-02-07T18:42:37+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754 4413 Successful application of an alternative male contraceptive in rhesus macaque monkeys at the California National Primate Research Center paves the way for human clinical trials (U.C. DAVIS) – For over a century men who did not want to father a child had but [...]

Working with Titi Monkeys at CNPRC

2017-01-20T19:15:21+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 (UC DAVIS, Calif.) – The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is home to the nation's only active breeding colony of South American titi monkeys (Callicebus cupreus). These monkeys are small, tree-dwelling primates from South America, and live in monogamous family groups that consist of [...]

NIH Releases NHP Workshop Report

2017-01-19T20:29:15+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

(UC DAVIS, Calif.) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report today centering on a recent workshop that explored the use of non-human primates (NHPs) in medical research. The workshop, held Sept. 7, 2016, and entitled “Ensuring the Continued Responsible Oversight of Research with Non-Human Primates” brought together [...]

CNPRC Puts Call Out for 2017 Pilot Project Letters of Intent

2017-01-20T19:23:44+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Tags: |

Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 (UC DAVIS, Calif.) – 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 2017-2018 funding period.  Pilot projects that address biomedical/translational research topics across [...]

Podcast – Social Rank Uncertainty and Health

2016-12-21T17:26:48+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Tags: , , |

Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 In this edition of "Monkey Talk" we talk with Dr. Jessica Vandeleest about her study on how social rank uncertainty affects the health of rhesus macaques at CNPRC. Click here to learn more about Dr. Vandeleest and her colleagues' study here.   [...]

Of Monkey Dates and Flirting

2016-11-23T16:43:15+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

  Mating season at CNPRC brings a plethora of flirtatious behavior Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 (UC DAVIS, Calif.) – He struts to her with much swagger and then comes the moment of truth – he smacks his lips at her. She responds by doing some smacking [...]

Can being uncertain of your social rank be bad for your health?

2016-10-20T17:13:13+00:00 October 20th, 2016|

New research suggests that low social rank isn’t as bad for your health as uncertain social rank Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 (UC DAVIS, Calif.) – Having strong social connections has many benefits – from the opportunity to split the tab on a pizza to having someone to binge watch [...]

CNPRC Director Elected to National Academy of Medicine

2016-10-17T21:13:59+00:00 October 17th, 2016|

Media contact(s) Andy Fell, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-752-4533, ahfell@ucdavis.edu Carlos Villatoro, California National Primate Research Center, 530-754 4413, cvillatoro@ucdavis.edu By: Andy Fell John Morrison, professor of neurology at the University of California, Davis, and director of the California National Primate Research Center, has been elected to the [...]

Podcast – Dr. John Morrison Talks About the NIH NHP Workshop

2016-10-14T18:02:58+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 In the premiere of CNPRC's "Monkey Talk" podcast, CNPRC Director Dr. John Morrison talks about the recent workshop conducted by the National Institutes of Health on nonhuman primate research. The workshop took place on Sept. 7, 2016 and brought together experts in science, policy, ethics, and animal welfare. [...]

Fox 40 Talks Zika With Dr. Koen Van Rompay

2016-10-11T18:16:36+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754-4413 Fox 40 cameras visited the California National Primate Research Center on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, to interview Dr. Koen Van Rompay about the center's Zika Virus Project. Dr. Van Rompay spoke with Fox 40's Joe Khalil about the Zika project and showed him [...]

Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates (NHPs) in Scientific and Medical Research

2016-10-14T18:02:58+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Tags: , |

Nine Science Advocacy Groups Release White Paper on the Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates (NHPs) in Scientific and Medical Research The paper highlights the essential role NHPs play in finding treatments for serious and life-altering conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Zika virus, HIV/AIDS and Parkinson’s disease WASHINGTON [...]

UC Davis Researchers Temporarily Turn Off Brain Area to Better Understand Function

2016-10-14T18:02:58+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Minimally-invasive method allows researchers to better understand brain networks in rhesus monkeys (UC DAVIS, Calif.) – Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers at UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of [...]

New Horizons in Respiratory Research

2016-06-27T23:00:37+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Expanded Capabilities for Basic Research and Therapeutic Trials The CNPRC welcomes Dr. Chris Royer, DVM, PhD to lead the state-of-art Inhalation Exposure Core located within the CNPRC Respiratory Disease Center at UC Davis. Dr. Royer received his DVM and PhD degrees from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining the CNPRC, Dr. [...]

CNPRC Announces 2016 Pilot Research Awards

2016-07-09T00:57:48+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Accelerating Translation of Cutting-Edge Science to the Clinic The CNPRC Pilot Research Program is a competitive funding mechanism that provides resources for investigators to conduct highly innovative scientific projects that address translational research questions, with the goal of obtaining sufficient preliminary data to support extramural grant proposals.  The CNPRC Pilot Research Program facilitates training of investigators new to nonhuman primate [...]

HIV Vaccine Developed Through Primate Centers Collaboration

2016-10-14T18:02:58+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Moving towards human clinical trials Over the past 6 years, Drs. Peter Barry and Alice Tarantal, California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis, have been collaborating with Dr. Louis Picker at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)–Oregon NPRC to develop and test a vaccine and potential cure for HIV. [...]

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

2016-10-14T18:02:58+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 both human and nonhuman primates, social life, and its interaction [...]

Monkey Model for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Identified at UC Davis Primate Center

2016-10-14T18:02:58+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 identification of an HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) disease model naturally occurring [...]