rhesus monkey

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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.
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In 1966, to study adaptation processes, a total of 57 rhesus macaques were released onto the remote 1.2-[km.sup.2] island.
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.
A cross-sectional survey for B virus antibody in a colony of group housed rhesus macaques. Lab Anim Sci 1990;40:257-61.
For example, guinea pigs were protected from Lassa virus by VACV recombinants expressing the viral nucleoprotein (25,26); however, this vaccination strategy failed to protect rhesus macaques (27).
The researchers used an altered virus to boost levels of neurotrophin-3 in the dorsal amygdala of juvenile rhesus macaques. They found that the increase of neurotrophin-3 in the dorsal amygdala lead to a decrease in anxiety-related behaviors, particularly behaviors associated with inhibition, a core feature of the early-life risk for developing anxiety disorders in humans.
This preclinical study evaluated the oral administration of GS-986 in two simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected, virologically suppressed rhesus macaques. At seven months of age, both macaques were administered 0.1 mg of GS-986 orally.
Rhesus macaques have also spread havoc in New Delhi, snatching food and mobile telephones, breaking into homes and terrorizing people in and around the Indian capital.
In a bid to curb the monkey problem the city 'employed' larger, more ferocious langur monkeys to go after the smaller groups of Rhesus macaques.
Primate Factsheets: Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta).
To further explore this question in multiple systems, we established a colony of old surgically menopausal (ovohysterectomized, OvH) WSD-fed rhesus macaques. In addition, we sought to model single hormone therapy administered during the perimenopause with E replacement immediately upon OvH (ImE) versus E administered long after menopause (as in the WHI) with E replacement 2 years after OvH (DE; 2 monkey years = 6-8 human years).
For this, Wildlife SOS said, it is now awaiting a nod from the Delhi High Court to which it had submitted a proposal on tackling the growing population of rhesus macaques.