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Former CNPRC Director Honored with 2017 Alumni Achievement Award

2017-05-10T16:39:14+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754 4413 (UC Davis) - Former California National Primate Research Center Director Dr. Dallas Hyde was recently bestowed an Alumni Achievement Award by the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Dr. Hyde was one of five individuals honored with the award that [...]

From Rio de Janeiro to the CNPRC at UC Davis

2017-05-03T20:35:51+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Tags: , |

Dr. Danielle Beckman comes to the CNPRC by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to develop a monkey model that can be used to one day find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754 4413 (U.C. Davis) - Not everyone would trade the sunny beaches [...]

California National Primate Research Center Successfully Demonstrates Gene Editing in Nonhuman Primates

2017-05-02T17:26:28+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Media Contact: Carlos Villatoro (530) 754 4413 (U.C. DAVIS) – Imagine a world where maladies such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease, or sickle cell anemia no longer exist. While the U.S. is far from achieving this lofty goal, it recently came a step closer at the California National Primate [...]

Q & A With a Primatologist: Why Studying Rank Changes is Good for Primate Welfare

2017-05-01T17:37:52+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Speaking of Research recently sat down with Lauren Wooddell, a laboratory assistant at the California National Primate Research Center, to discuss her research paper to be published in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JAALAS) titled, “Elo-rating for Tracking Rank Fluctuations after Demographic [...]

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. [...]