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. Royer […]
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 research […]
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. […]
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 in […]
Developing a strategy to prevent and treat Zika virus
Research is beginning next week at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis to understand Zika virus. Leading the efforts are Drs. Koen Van Rompay, Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Paul Luciw and John H. Morrison at the CNPRC, and Dr. Lark Coffey, […]
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 desired and actual social relationships, and has been known to be […]
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 (sertraline) and Paxil (paroxetine) are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) – […]
Dr. Peter Barry’s innovative research program using the rhesus monkey as a model of CMV infection leads to a successful study in placental transmission
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is highly prevalent in humans, infecting from 50-100% of adults around the world. The virus is often contracted through contact with saliva or urine […]
“There is no question that this is an exciting time for neuroscience. These major projects around the globe give us great opportunities to let the public know about why our work is important.”
John Morrison, PhD, is the director of the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, […]
A new understanding of how some infants may resist HIV disease
When a person is infected with a virus their immune system is normally activated to respond to and control the infection. However, when a person is persistently infected with HIV, the chronic activation and overstimulation of the immune system […]
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, PhD, CNPRC affiliate scientist, has found that an experimental gene therapy […]
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 or old. With an abundance of estrogen during women’s reproductive years, […]
CNPRC research is working to understand the complex issues that affect the lung health of human populations worldwide.
There is growing evidence that a number of pulmonary diseases affect women differently, and with a greater degree of severity, than men. There is an urgent need to better understand the potential mechanisms […]
Asthma: Signals for the Future
Lung Research Day, June 19, 2015, will bring together clinical and basic sciences faculty, postdoctoral and graduate students, and industry partners to share topics in current research.
The 6th Annual Lung Research Day will be held:
Friday, June 19, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (followed by reception)
UC Davis […]
Igniting Novel Research with Current and New Animal Models
Drug discovery and innovative therapeutic approaches in the era of personalized medicine requires the use of animal models that closely recapitulate human disease. To address these challenges, the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis is initiating the MERIT (Model […]