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Monkey Caloric Restriction Study Shows Big Benefit
2014-04-02 12:22:26

By David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term US efforts to examine the effects of a reduced-calorie diet on nonhuman primates. The study of 76 rhesus monkeys, reported Monday in Nature...

National Institutes Of Health Agrees Chimpanzees Should Be Retired From Research
2013-01-23 07:31:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Institutes of Health (NIH) had recently made recommendations that all but about 50 chimpanzees should be permanently retired from research. On Tuesday (Jan. 22) the council unanimously agreed on the move, and government-funded scientists began removing chimps from their labs. The first primates to be removed from research facilities arrived at their new home in south Louisiana at a national sanctuary (Chimp Haven) for...

New Grants Suspended For Chimpanzee Research
2011-12-16 11:01:14

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday suspended all new grants for research on chimpanzees after a panel of independent experts´ nine-month deliberation found that most medical experiments on man´s closest primate relative were unwarranted. The Institute of Medicine noted in a report on the ruling that chimpanzees remain indispensable for biomedical and behavioral research that benefits humans, but only in a small number of circumstances and likely not for long....

2010-09-09 06:25:00

European Union on Wednesday ruled to ban animal testing on primates -- including chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans -- as it tries to scale back the number of animals used in scientific research. After two years of intense debate on how to protect animal welfare without hindering scientific research, the European Parliament agreed to cut back the number of animal tests in Europe and enforce stricter regulations for animal use in research. Under the new legislation, experiments on...

2008-12-04 16:20:29

An animal rights group says a recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture report reveals primate experimentation has reached a record 69,990 animals. The Stop Animal Exploitation Now organization said that is equivalent to one monkey or ape being used in experimentation every 7 1/2 minutes. SAEN Executive Director Michael Budkie said the Agriculture Department report for fiscal 2007 also reports 77,766 animals experienced unrelieved pain or distress during experiments, including long...

2008-08-02 21:00:19

Chimpanzees used in medical tests are left with mental problems resembling those exhibited by humans who have undergone torture, a U.S. expert said. A study involving 116 chimpanzees that were used in medical testing revealed 95 percent of them showed behavioral signs similar to those of humans who have post-traumatic stress disorder, the Independent reported Saturday. The Independent said workers at a Louisiana animal center were questioned about chimps' behavior in the survey. The...

2008-05-15 09:44:00

Studies with non-human primates have made major contributions to our understanding of the brain and will continue to be an important, if small, part of neuroscience research, according to a recent review published in the British medical journal, The Lancet.Authors John P. Capitanio, professor of psychology at UC Davis and associate director of the California National Primate Research Center, and Professor Marina E. Emborg at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin National...

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