In this Q&A post, we visit with Jordana Lenon, B.S., B.A., the outreach specialist for the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jordana reaches her 20th anniversary working at the Primate Center this year. Here, she reveals how different her job is … Continue reading Interview: How our outreach experiences have changed!
Today's guest post is by Jordana Lenon, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and Kathy West, California National Primate Research Center. Researchers at Duke and Tulane take the lead, the National Primate Research Centers provide critical resources and expertise in this first-ever proof of CMV placental transmission in nonhuman primates. Researchers now have a powerful new … Continue reading One step closer to a vaccine for cytomegalovirus: Monkeys transmit CMV the same way as humans
Health research with nonhuman primates takes place at many universities and research institutions in the US, among them centers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A broad range of research aimed at better understanding maternal and child health takes place at these centers and depends, in part, upon humane, ethical scientific studies of … Continue reading Child health benefits from studies of infant monkeys – Part 1
We recently wrote about the many existing venues, activities, and materials designed to encourage public dialogue and informed discussion about animal research. Many individuals, institutions, and organizations contribute to public outreach and education efforts, and also take active roles in dialogue about continuing changes in practice and policy concerning animal welfare and the conduct of … Continue reading Part 4: Many voices speaking of animal research
The following guest post is from David Abbott, a scientist at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Abbott recently spoke about the goals of his work and the use of monkeys in research in a public forum series hosted by … Continue reading Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Lessons From Monkeys
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center Director Jon Levine has kindly allowed us to reproduce a piece previously posted in On Wisconsin. Question and Answer with Wisconsin National Primate Research Center Director Jon Levine Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center. Administering a big research center at the forefront … Continue reading Interview with a Primate Researcher
The first post in a series that highlights different approaches to science outreach and education, particularly those focused on research with nonhuman animals.