rhesus macaque


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rhesus macaque

[′rē·səs mə′kak]
(vertebrate zoology)
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Herpes B virus, also known as the monkey B virus, is commonly found among macaque monkeys, including rhesus macaques, pig-tailed macaques, and cynomolgus monkeys.
The project aims at tackling conflict between humans and rhesus macaques in a scientific and humane way through vaccinations, laparoscopic surgical intervention on monkeys while ensuring minimal stress to the animals.
Four female rhesus macaques from China (R1, R2, R3, and R4) and 4 female cynomolgus macaques from Cambodia (C1, C2, C3, and C4), age range 8.
By using this approach, Li and Shaw hope to use SHIV infections of rhesus macaques as a guide to successful vaccine development for HIV in humans.
However, less is known about the effect of chronic alcohol use on the body's specific, adaptive immune response to the virus and virally infected cells seen in both PLWHA and rhesus macaques infected with SIV.
Although studies of reproductive hormones and the ovarian cycle have been extensively conducted on Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), long tail macaques (Macaca cynomolgus) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatto) (Shimizu, 2008), there is little information about the reproductive hormones of Formosan macaques.
The researchers first used a standard recipe to reprogram skin cells taken from rhesus macaques.
The Rhesus macaque is found in Northern and Central India.
The article also will present data showing the effect of alcohol intake on simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) pathogenesis in rhesus macaques, the animal model of choice for HIV infection.
19 February 2010 - US-based vaccine development company VIRxSYS Corporation announced yesterday results from its rophylactic HIV vaccine (VRX1023) study in Rhesus Macaque monkeys during a presentation yesterday at the 2010 Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in San Francisco, CA.
The study, conducted over 20 years on dozens of rhesus macaque monkeys, provides new insight into the way the phenomenon works and its potential implications for humans, according to the research authors.
To respond to the test, subjects, which included 2 female rhesus macaque monkeys and 14 college students, had to tap a box on the screen.