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Macaca

(mă-kah'kă),
A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. Macaca mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal.
[Pg. macaco, monkey]

macaque

(mə-kăk′, -käk′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.

macaque

members of the genus Macaca, of the family Cercopithecoidae, the Old World monkeys. There are a large number of species including the rhesus and bonnet monkeys and the Barbary ape. They are thick-set monkeys, which are able to withstand the cold and often live above the snowline. Includes rhesus monkey (M. mulatta), Celebes macaque (Cynopethicus niger), pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), Barbary ape (M. inua), M. arctoides, M. fascicularis, M. nigra, M. silensus.
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Nevertheless, the macaque model is well suited to determine the efficacy of existing vaccines (historically assessed in cynomolgus macaques) and treatment strategies (historically tested in rhesus macaques) against the currently circulating EBOV-Makona strain in West Africa.
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Adult Barbary macaque monkeys look after one of the new arrivals at Trentham Monkey Forest
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, MD, reported in the June online issue of Nature Medicine that it has developed Marburg and Ebola vaccines that prevented macaque monkeys from contracting the viruses when exposed.
For Professor Andrea Camperio, primatologist at Italy's University of Padova, the Barbary macaque is a victim--not the cause--of the cedar forests' degradation.
In the study, researchers gave two macaque monkeys each a five-gram oral dose of BSE-infected cow's brain.
The Chicago scientists examined the DNA of 214 genes involved in brain development and function in four species - humans, macaque monkeys, rats and mice.
Scientists at Duke University reported recently that a macaque monkey with electrodes implanted in its brain could move a robot's arm, much as if it were moving its own arm.