Tag: "monkey" at medical news
Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian
...eins from different human rotavirus strains with a monkey
rotavirus that is attenuated (weakened) for humans and combining the resulting hybrid viruses into one vaccine. From a single-strain vaccine in 1984, the vaccine was made protective against the four most important clinical strains of rotavirus. In 19...
NIAID funds Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI)
... to determine how the immune system of the macaque monkey
fends off SIV, the macaque equivalent of HIV. This will be a large study, and before now, resources for such a study have not been available. Scientists expect to gain valuable information from this macaque study that could help in designing vaccines...
New drug reverses effects of sleep deprivation on brain
...s on a matching task similar to a video game. Each monkey
was shown one clip art picture at one position on the screen, and after a delay of one to 30 seconds, picked the original out of a random display of two to six different images to get a juice reward. The monkeys were then given varying doses of the d...
Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis
...closely mimic those of humans," Wyatt said. "Using monkey
models and magnetic resonance imaging, it is possi...e level of accuracy and robustness when applied to monkey
data," he explained. Wyatt's goal is to develop a comprehensive set of tools for the analysis of mon...
Research reveals likely connection between early-life stress and teenage mental health problems
...ure at a much more accelerated pace than humans, a monkey
2 to 4 years old would correspond to a human teenager in regard to mental and physical development. To ascertain the impacts of an early-life stress, certain monkeys had their mothers removed from the social group at various stages early in life. The...
Animal research suggests perimenopause is a critical time for women's health
...mone levels many years earlier," said Kaplan. "Our monkey
studies showed that a deficiency of estrogen before menopause places these females on a high-risk trajectory, even if they got estrogen treatment after menopause." For women in perimenopause who intend to take hormone therapy, Kaplan said the resear...
Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound
...they see. These researchers have found that when a monkey
decides to turn its eyes, the regions of the brain...ation increase their responses to objects that the monkey
is about to look at and decrease their responses to all other objects in the world. Finding that aud...
Baby got math
...er of objects using a touch screen task in which a monkey
has to choose between two visual arrays. Such experiments, they said, will help determine the psychological importance of where monkeys and babies look in their numerical matching paradigm. Such studies have broad implications for understanding the e...
Cincinnati Children's applauds EU approval of rotavirus vaccine
... the market in 1999. Rotashield was produced from monkey
RRV strain of rotavirus." In February 2006, the FDA approved a rotavirus vaccine sold by Merck & Co. of Whitehouse Station, N.J., under the brand name RotaTeq. Merck, at the direction of the Food and Drug Administration, conducted a test of RotaTeq ...
'Executive' monkeys influenced by other executives, not subordinates
...nd/or genetic influences determine who becomes the monkey
or human equivalent of Donald Trump, and who becom...hed onto the screen, randomly in the direction the monkey
image was looking or in the opposite direction. The monkeys were given juice rewards for their parti...
News Tips from The Journal of Neuroscience
...ziano The topographical mapping of motor cortex in monkey
is complex, probably because it must conform to di...a movement. The resulting model reflected the real monkey
motor cortical map in many aspects. Both included overlapping somatotopy, posterior and anterior str...
Monkeys vaccinated against SIV survive longer after infection
...fection. Such a survival advantage was observed in monkey
studies conducted by two teams of researchers, one...he best way to predict survival after a vaccinated monkey
is infected with SIV is by measuring, early in infection, levels of a specific subset of immune cell...
Mirrors in the mind: New studies elucidate how the brain reflects onto itself the actions of others
... subset of these neurons fire when, for example, a monkey
picks up a banana, and when the monkey
observes a human picking up a banana in a similar way. Mirror-neuron activity appears to be highly s...
Stereotypes contribute to older men seeking, receiving depression care less frequently
...r psychiatrists, and fool around with that type of monkey
business." The association of depression with severe mental illness, or "craziness," was another barrier to care, although it was cited less frequently than the other obstacles. One depression care manager cited stigma to explain the greater tenden...
Brain cell and face perception research wins Eppendorf/Science Prize
...prisingly, most of the neurons responded to human, monkey
and even highly simplified cartoon faces. She discovered that each face-recognizing neuron is "tuned" to respond to a set of facial characteristics, including overall facial shape and iris size. "Each cell acts as a set of face-specific rulers, measu...
Manmade protein shows promise for cancer, macular degeneration
...as everything it needs inside. You have to throw a monkey
wrench inside the factory and that is what we managed to do." For the study, the manmade protein was injected directly into the cornea with a microneedle. "Ideally we would like to develop a topical eye drop with a long-term delivery system," says...
New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly two years to your lifespan
...ce of some kind of effect is known from studies of monkey
packs, in humans it has been difficult up till now to separate any perceived positive effect of "status" from the effect of simple greater wealth that status often brings. Nobel Prize winners were viewed as an ideal group to study as the winners coul...