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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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Differential detection of B virus and rhesus cytomegalovirus in rhesus macaques.
Effects of social manipulations and environmental enrichment on behavior and cell-mediated immune response in rhesus macaques.
Similar to HIV infection in humans, SIV in rhesus macaques progresses to AIDS in a variable time frame (Hirsch and Johnson 1994).
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.
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Caption: Rhesus macaques infected with Ebola in a laboratory experiment did not pass the virus through the air to other monkeys.
It's unusual to take a newly designed protein and immunize rhesus macaques with it," said Schief.
Until March, the Indian capital used large langur monkeys to scare away the rhesus macaques but the trade in langurs was banned.
647) compared proteins adducted in nasal epithelium from rats and rhesus macaques in vitro following exposure to naphthalene.
polymorphisms) have been identified in rhesus macaques that have the same effects on gene function as do the corresponding polymorphisms found in human populations (Barr et al.
The investigators then compared events during acute SIV infection of (1) sooty mangabeys (which do not develop clinical disease); and (2) rhesus macaques (which develop a fatal AIDS-like illness).
A past initiative to scare off the army of Rhesus macaques with ultra-high frequency loudspeakers did not work.