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  • Updates from the Field: Southeast Asia

    February 4, 2024

    Friday, February 2, 2024: Midway through a thrilling three-week macaque distribution survey in Sumatra, spearheaded by Dr. Entang Iskandar from the Primate Research Center (PSSP) at IPB Bogor University, Randy's journey took an exciting turn. Navigating through the verdant landscapes of the Aceh province, they stumbled upon two substantial groups of macaques, featuring both pig-tailed…

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  • Fact Sheet: The Crucial Role of Pig-Tailed Macaque Monkeys in Health Discovery and Disease Treatment

    January 16, 2024

    Key Details: Pig-Tailed Macaque Monkeys Species: Macaca nemestrina Other common names: southern pigtail macaque, Sundaland pig-tailed macaque or Sunda pig-tailed macaque. Geographic locations of wild populations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand. Import status: All pigtails at the Washington National Primate Research Center are purpose-bred for research. Conditions negatively impacting wild pig-tailed macaque populations: Human encroachment into natural…

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  • Orsborn Awarded the Washington Research Foundation's Ronald S. Howell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

    November 1, 2023

    Already holding the esteemed title of Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dr. Amy Orsborn, Neuro core scientist at WaNPRC, was among three University of Washington (UW) faculty selected to comprise this inaugural cohort by the Washington Research Foundation (WRF). The UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering describes the fellowships…

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  • Dr. Michael Gale, Jr. awarded $8.5M P01 Grant for HIV Vaccine Research

    October 11, 2023

    The goal of this project is to define the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which IL-15 programs protective immunity with the RhCMV-SIV vaccine to inform our understanding of HCMV-HIV vaccine immunity against HIV. The world is in need of an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine, and the cytomegalovirus (CMV) vector-based HIV/SIV vaccine featured in our studies is…

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  • WaNPRC AD for Research quoted in Scientific American on the pursuit of a Valley Fever vaccine

    September 27, 2023

    As seen in October 2023 issue: The disease hits farmworkers and outdoor laborers disproportionately hard. The article discusses the growing threat of Valley fever, a fungal disease caused by Coccidioides, in the western United States, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Valley fever thrives in dry, dusty environments and can be inhaled as…

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  • Research Funding

    August 24, 2023

    research funding opportunities   UH3MH120095 (Ting/Lien/Levi/Kalume, MPI) – Cell type selective tools to interrogate and correct non-human primate and human brain circuitry neurophysiology of disjunctive saccades (w/ Allen Institute) R01EY035921 (Walton, PI) – Neurophysiology of Disjunctive Saccades R01AI17677 (Adams Waldorf/Gale, MPI)– Impact of Zika virus infection on fetal innate and adaptive immunity R01AI175459 (Frueh/Sacha, MPI; Gale, Co-I)– Non-canonical…

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  • Macaques in Puerto Rico learned to share shade after Hurricane Maria

    August 15, 2023

    Monkeys who are social were more likely to survive in the years following the storm From ScienceNews By Erin Garcia de Jesús AUGUST 15, 2023 After Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in 2017, monkeys living there forged new bonds to share a suddenly scarce resource: shade. Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) that were willing to hang…

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  • Going on a trip? A COVID booster could be part of your plans

    June 22, 2023

    UW Medicine Newsroom asked faculty experts to offer a summer outlook on COVID protection. Virologist and WaNPRC Associate Director for Research, Dr. Deborah Fuller, and Immunologist Dr. Marion Pepper provide insights into the current status of COVID protection as the disease continues to impact respiratory infections. uw medicine newsroom

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  • Dr. Randy Kyes Marks 20 Years of Field Training in Langtang National Park, Nepal

    June 1, 2023

    Randy Kyes @RCKGLOBAL Just down from the Himalayas - Langtang National Park. Seems like I’ve taken a million photos during 20+ yrs of research and training in the park – but every time I see it, it’s like my first time… Thank you to Dr. Narayan Koju of NEC and the amazing students who joined…

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  • Researchers tackle major obstacle to stem-cell heart repair

    April 6, 2023

    Engineered stem cells do not provoke dangerous heart rhythms, a problem that has thwarted efforts to date. Chuck Murry, M.D., Ph.D., WaNPRC Core Scientist in the Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Unit Researchers at the University of Washington have developed stem cells that don't cause dangerous heart rhythms, a hurdle in using stem cells to…

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