Neuroscience

Scientists discover neurodegenerative disease in monkeys

OHSU scientists have discovered a naturally occurring disease in monkeys that mimics a deadly childhood neurodegenerative disorder in peopleā€”a finding that holds promise for developing new gene therapies to treat Batten ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High doses of antiviral drug may be effective against Ebola

High doses of favipiravir extended survival in non-human primates infected with Ebola virus, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jeremie Guedj of INSERM, France, and colleagues.

Neuroscience

The ins and outs of Area 25

Neuroscientists have charted the incoming and outgoing connections of a brain region located deep within the primate prefrontal cortex that has important roles in emotion and memory processes. The comprehensive, high-resolution ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New animal model for Zika useful for testing vaccines and treatments

An alternative animal model that mimics key features of the Zika virus infection, including its lingering presence in bodily fluids, has been developed at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio. Acute infections ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising new drug for hepatitis B tested

Research at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) on the campus of Texas Biomedical Research Institute helped advance a new treatment now in human trials for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Testing ...

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