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May 11, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo among four UW researchers elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2022

Leila Gray and James Urton UW Medicine Newsroom | UW News Four faculty members at the University of Washington have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The new members from the UW are: Elizabeth Buffalo, professor and chair of physiology and biophysics Joseph Mougous, professor of microbiology Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences James Truman,…

April 27, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Prior Infection with Coccidioidomycosis in Nonhuman Primates and Impact on Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Disease and Vaccine Immunogenicity

As seen in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses Deborah H. Fuller and Megan A. O’Connor Published Online: 22 Mar 2022 https://doi.org/10.1089/aid.2021.0236 This letter expands on our previously published case report.1 In this study, we determine if prior infection with coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) impacted study endpoints to investigate vaccine immunogenicity during simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection as…

University of Washington develops COVID-19 vaccine, South Korea to order 10M doses

KOMONews: SEATTLE – The University of Washington has developed a COVID vaccine and will soon have it shipped overseas for use. by Gerald Tracy, KOMONews.com Digital Producer The vaccine, called GPB510, was developed at the UW School of Medicine along with SK bioscience, which is leading the clinical development. The two are seeking South Korea authorization…

April 22, 2022

Associate Director for Research says another vaccine booster could help healthcare workers and those over 55

Northwest News Radio Transcript: The President’s new COVID response coordinator says people in their 50s should talk to their doctors before getting a fourth vaccine shot. Ryan Harris has more from a local expert. Data from Israel that shows a fourth shot increases protection against severe illness and death for people over 60 is pretty…

April 11, 2022

WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Facility Fully Compliant with Federal Regulations

See USDA report from 3/28/2022 here

March 25, 2022

Animal research more crucial than ever

It is unfortunate that some members of Congress* are unaware of the excellent article written by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, head of the division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Medical Research Council at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, that thoroughly debunks the notion that animal research plays little role in medical…

March 3, 2022

2022 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

The WaNPRC Pilot Program provides funding to collect preliminary data for future funding opportunities. The goal is to fund projects with innovative research endeavors that have translational implications to move toward human applications. This year there was a competitive pool of applications and we were able to provide funding to 2 projects. Please join us…

February 23, 2022

To speak out or not to speak out?

I applaud Elon Musk and Neuralink for their recent blog post about their work involving research animals, particularly monkeys. Biomedical and behavioral research institutions in this country would be wise to take a lesson. Musk, and his company Neuralink, recently came under fire from one of a number of anti-animal research extremist organizations when they…

January 29, 2022

WaNPRC’s Kristina Adams Waldorf Counters COVID Misinformation That Targets Pregnant Women

Primate Center core staff scientist, practicing OB/GYN and mom is leading the effort against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation around pregnancy KING TV: UW doctor fights COVID misinformation targeting pregnant women By Eric Wilkinson SEATTLE — The internet is filled with websites spreading lies and misinformation about COVID-19. A quick Google search finds page after page of…

January 27, 2022

WaNPRC Animal Program Fully Compliant with Federal Regulations

See USDA report from 1/26/2022 here

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