Tag: "monkeys" at medical news
'Executive' monkeys influenced by other executives, not subordinates
When high-ranking monkeys
are shown images of other monkeys
glancing one way or the other, they more readily follow the gaze of other high-ranking monkeys, Duke...
U of M reaches milestone in diabetes research using pig islets
...splantation have successfully reversed diabetes in monkeys
using transplanted islet cells from pigs. Survival of pig islet transplants was made possible with a novel immunosuppressive protocol. Graft survival did not require genetic modification of donor pigs or coating or encapsulation of donor islets. Res...
Baby got math
... that they had previously used to demonstrate that monkeys
show numerical perception across senses http://ww...olleagues at the Max Planck Society, presented the monkeys
with the sound of two or three animals making a natural "coo" sound. At the same time they gave the ...
OHSU scientists dispel late-night eating/weight gain myth
...this research, scientists studied 16 female rhesus monkeys
that were placed on a high-fat diet similar in com...er Western countries. During the study, all of the monkeys
had their ovaries removed this simulates a menopause-like state in female monkeys
similar to human ...
Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound
...obiology Tirin Moore, PhD - who have looked at how monkeys
focus their attention on things they see. These researchers have found that when a monkey decides to turn its eyes, the regions of the brain that process visual information increase their responses to objects that the monkey is about to look at and d...
Soy phytoestrogens may block estrogen effects
Research in monkeys
suggests that the natural plant estrogens found in... estrogen by rotating 31 postmenopausal cynomolgus monkeys
through eight different diets. Each diet contained one of four different isoflavone doses along with...
Animal research suggests perimenopause is a critical time for women's health
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Research in monkeys
suggests that the perimenopause the five to 10 ye...studies found that treating the estrogen-deficient monkeys
with estrogen before menopause markedly slowed the growth of atherosclerosis. Kaplan said the findin...
Research reveals likely connection between early-life stress and teenage mental health problems
...study researchers were able to rear rhesus macaque monkeys
with a one-time stress exposure, followed by reari... The researchers studied 16 small social groups of monkeys
for a three year period. Because monkeys
mature at a much more accelerated pace than humans, a monke...
OHSU study reveals each persons' activity level appears intrinsic, possibly tied to genetics
... ONPRC scientists studied 17 female rhesus macaque monkeys
housed in single cages compared to 12 female monkeys
group housed in large pens (12 ft x 12 ft x 14 ft). The monkeys
housed in large pens had more opport...
Studies find no evidence that estrogens in soy increase uterine cancer risk
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Studies in monkeys
and women suggest that unlike traditional estrogen...have made similar findings. Similarly, Cline said, monkeys
who received soy isoflavones at dietary doses for the equivalent of 10 human years did not show incr...
Combination microbicides protect monkeys against HIV-like virus
Experiments in female monkeys
have for the first time shown that when used in co...nst the virus when used alone. Moreover, of the 20 monkeys
given the BMS and Merck microbicides in combination, 16 were protected from infection. All three mon...
Monkey math machinery is like humans'
...beth Brannon described their findings with macaque monkeys
in an article published online the week of Oct. 31...xperiments, the researchers sought to test whether monkeys
show a phenomenon known as "semantic congruity" when making numerical comparisons. "When adult human...
Study reveals hormone can reduce food intake, body weight
...e research, scientists studied nine rhesus macaque monkeys
fed high-fat diets and given infusions of PYY at differing intervals throughout a two-week period. During that time, scientists measured PYY levels in the body and tracked weight changes in the animals. Analysis of the data revealed that animals give...
'Noise' affects how brain directs body to move
...ing target. In a series of exercises with rhesus monkeys
in which the animals would fixate on and track visual targets, the researchers measured neural activity and smooth pursuit eye movements. From this data, the team analyzed the difference between how accurately the animals actually tracked a moving ob...
Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis
...e an MRI brain template for two species of macaque monkeys
and verify his results using the animals in ongoing studies of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. "Monkeys are a unique tool for alcoholism research because several aspects of their alcohol consumption closely mimic those of humans," Wyatt said. "Using m...
New drug reverses effects of sleep deprivation on brain
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Research in monkeys
suggests that a new drug can temporarily improve p...ticals. The researchers first tested normal, alert monkeys
on a matching task similar to a video game. Each monkey was shown one clip art picture at one positi...
Habit leads to learning, new VA/UCSD study shows
...region of the brain, called the basal ganglia. In monkeys
with lesions in the hippocampus, it had been shown...ning certain tasks over a certain time period, the monkeys
can learn the tasks at a normal rate, apparently as habits. "We have speculated that humans might ha...
A promising candidate for a Lassa fever vaccine
...a dose big enough to kill them), while two control monkeys
that had received empty vector died after injection with the same dose of virus. These are encouraging results, but future larger studies will need to assess the duration of protection and demonstrate the safety of the vaccine. Another crucial ...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...Journal , Justinova et al. tested whether squirrel monkeys
would self-administer anandamide. transporters and subsequent intracellular The authors also tested the stable synthetic analog methanandamide. Monkeys rapidly learned to press a lever to selfadminister intravenous anandamide or methanandamide with a...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...tamin C supplementation during pregnancy in rhesus monkeys
limited the deleterious effects of nicotine exposu...he effects on expiratory flow. Six pregnant rhesus monkeys
were randomly allocated to a control group, seven to a nicotine-treated group, and seven to a nicoti...
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