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rhesus monkey

n.
A brown to grayish monkey (Macaca mulatta) found from Pakistan to eastern China and used extensively in biological and medical research.

rhesus monkey

a gray, longhaired monkey with red ischial callosities. They are very agile, strong and curious. They learn easily and are used extensively in research work. Called also Macaca mulatta.
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A vaccine for use in rhesus macaques could reduce transmission of the virus and, over time, reduce the prevalence of infection in captive macaque populations.
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It's unusual to take a newly designed protein and immunize rhesus macaques with it," said Schief.
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Since 2011, several novel adenoviruses have been isolated from nonhuman primates, including a group of new strains, designated SAdV-B, from asymptomatic rhesus macaques housed at 5 different primate facilities located across the United States (2,4).
28 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Isbell; Hisao Nishijo and Quan Van Le at Toyama University, Japan; and Rafael Maior and Carlos Tomaz at the University of Brasilia, Brazil; and colleagues show that there are specific nerve cells in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys that respond to images of snakes.
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