The seven NIH-sponsored Regional Primate Research Centers conduct a wide variety of studies in the neurosciences and on aging.
Monkeys and chimpanzees are investigated to validate the results of research obtained with lower species.
In addition, primates are often the only species with the appropriate characteristics for studying a particular health problem or certain behavioral or biological principles.
One neurological disorder for which the primate model has proven crucial is Parkinson's disease.
The surgical implantation of dopaminergic cells and tissue containing a growth factor has been developed in the primate model, and is now being evaluated clinically in humans with Parkinsonism.
In addition to neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy, the visual system is a strong focus of basic and applied research at the Centers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sénescence, Myopie, Régime alimentaire, Parkinson maladie, Sclérose en plaque, Modèle animal, Age, Etats Unis, Captivité, Article synthèse, Primates, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Oeil pathologie, Trouble vision, Trouble réfraction oculaire, Stade développement, Alimentation, Maladie dégénérative, Système nerveux pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire, Mammalia, Vertebrata
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Senescence, Myopia, Diet, Parkinson disease, Multiple sclerosis, Animal model, Age, United States, Captivity, Review, Primates, North America, America, Eye disease, Vision disorder, Refractive error, Developmental stage, Feeding, Degenerative disease, Nervous system diseases, Inflammatory disease, Mammalia, Vertebrata
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Cote : 94-0620369
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 09/06/1995.