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Teacher Resources
Web Resources for Teaching About Nonhuman Primates and Biomedical Research Topics
 
 
Nonhuman Primates

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American Society of Primatologists, Education
http://www.asp.org/education/index.html

American Society of Primatologists, Teaching Materials and Links
http://www.asp.org/education/teaching.html

Ape Genius: NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/apegenius/

Primate Info Network
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/

Primate Education Network:
http://www.primateeducationnetwork.org

Dian Fossey--Gorilla Fun
http://www.gorillafund.org/gorilla_fun/

Orangutan Curriculum for Teachers
http://www.orangutan.com/

Conservation: A fun but powerful little puppet video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYCyXWc4vVs

 
Health Science Games, Experiments and Curriculum  

Information for Young People on Microbiology — American Society for Microbiology
http://www.microbeworld.org/know/

The Macaque Genome: Interactive Poster and Teaching Resource: http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/macaqueposter/

SEPA (Science Education Partnership, NIH)
http://ncrrsepa.org/Ed/dList.asp

Tissues of Life– Games and activities
http://www.smm.org/tissues/

 
Activities and Experiments for Older Grades  

For High School Students:
"I am a Scientist" short film

Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/genetics/biotech/gels/virgel.html

CEPRAP, Center for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens

CD-ROM with "Virtual Fingerprinting Laboratory"
Contact: Barbara Soots, 530-752-6552

 
Animals in Research

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The ABCs of Animal Research
A colorful glossary explaining the use of animals in research and testing and the benefits animal research has produced. For middle and high schools. Contact Massachusetts Society for Medical Research at 978-251-1556
http://www.msmr.org/

Advances in Medicine through Animal Research
Americans for Medical Progress Educational Foundation
http://www.ampef.org/history.html

Animal Research: Fact vs. Myth
Provides up-to-date answers to common misconceptions about animal research. Refutes the major claims of the antiresearch element of the animal rights movement. Contact the Foundation for Biomedical Research at 202-457-0654
www.fbresearch.org.

Foundation for Biomedical Research
Educational materials for purchase detailing the contributions of different species to specific research advances. Contact the Foundation for Biomedical Research at 202-457-0654.
www.fbresearch.org

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Podcasts and other materials to illustrate Breakthroughs in Bioscience
http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/Publications/Breakthroughs-and-Horizons-in-Bioscience.aspx

California Society for Biomedical Research
The California Society for Biomedical Research develops and conducts science education and outreach programs that foster an understanding of and an appreciation for the ever-essential process of biomedical research.
http://ca-biomed.org/csbr/index.php.

Amazing graphic. Keep in mind next time somebody tells you that animal research hasn't done anything.
https://twitter.com/researchsaves/statuses/303889199382269952

Massachusettes Society for Biomedical Research
http://www.msmr.org/

Kids 4 Research
http://www.kids4research.org

Mending Broken Hearts
http://www.bhf.org.uk/research/mending-broken-hearts.aspx

Speaking of Research - www.speakingofresearch.com. Comprehensive information about the facts, ethics and regulations surrounding animal research in the US. Blog www.speakingofresearch.com/news - News on the latest breakthroughs made possible through animal research, as well as dealing with issues of animal rights activism and extremism.

A Timeline of the History of Medical Discoveries
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/2009/02/whats-new-a-moving-timeline/

Understanding Animal Research FAQs
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/

 
Biomedical Research Topics

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Brain, Mind, And Behavior

CNPRC: The Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit provides services, training, consulting and collaborative expertise in the areas of basic neuroscience, stress physiology, psychoneuroimmunology, cognitive neuroscience, and psychosocial processes in nonhuman primates. Particular emphasis in the Unit is on studying the interrelations of processes at multiple levels of analysis: social, psychological, neuroendocrine, and neurobiological.
Brain Mind and Behavior Unit, and research accomplishments in this unit.

Amazing Feats of Aging:
http://www.omsi.edu/exhibits/aging/


Infectious Diseases

CNPRC: The Infectious Diseases Unit provides unique expertise for the study of infectious and immunologic diseases affecting humans, at the whole animal, organ, cellular, and molecular levels. The research projects in this unit include pathogenesis of SIV/HIV and opportunistic infections, antiviral immunity, immunity of the genital tract, mucosal transmission of viruses, immunodeficiencies/prophylactics, antiviral therapies, vaccines, viral diagnostics and epidemiology. The Unit scientists are intensely involved in studies directly related to HIV vaccine development.
Infectious Diseases Unit, and research accomplishments. in this unit.


Reproductive Sciences and Regenerative Medicine

CNPRC: The Reproductive Sciences and Regenerative Medicine Unit provides services, training, consulting, and collaborative expertise for the study of human biology and disease in monkeys from embryonic and fetal development through puberty and reproductive senescence.
Reproductive Sciences and Regenerative Medicine, and research accomplishments. in this unit.

The Center for Fetal Monkey Gene Transfer for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases (CNPRC)
http://www.cfmgt.ucdavis.edu/


Respiratory Diseases

CNPRC: The Respiratory Diseases Unit is involved in research related to the cellular and metabolic mechanisms of lung toxicity and with the respiratory systems response to environmental contaminants such as air pollutants and tobacco smoke.
Respiratory Diseases Unit, and research accomplishments. in this unit.

Asthma Studies and Nonhuman Primates, Journal of Experimental Medicine: A review of the study of asthma and allergies, and the usefulness of nonhuman primates in furthering our knowledge.
http://www.jem.org/cgi/content/full/201/12/1875


Primate Services And Medicine

CNPRC
Primate Services and Medicine.