Washington National Primate Research Center


September 9, 2022

An epic celebration three decades in the making… but it almost didn’t happen

Who would have known that a chance meeting with an Indonesian scientist in the middle of North Carolina would have led to today? “I had just completed my PhD and started my postdoc at Wake Forest School of Medicine. This was in 1989. I happened to meet Dondin Sajuthi that summer. He had just moved…

July 21, 2022

Journalism is about Truth and Balance not Propaganda and Misinformation

A Gallup poll in 2022 revealed that only 7% of Americans have “a great deal” of trust in newspaper, television or other media outlets. According to the Edelman Annual Trust Barometer in 2022, 67% of people globally believe that journalists and reporters are trying to mislead them (Trust in media declines – PressGazette). I used…

July 1, 2022

Yazdan awarded AHA funding for innovative stroke treatment

by Lia Unrau With a promising approach to drive brain repair and recovery following a stroke, University of Washington neuroengineer Azadeh Yazdan has earned the American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award. Yazdan’s neural engineering technologies and new brain stimulation-based therapies have the potential to help restore function and movement in people who have had a…

June 27, 2022

WaNPRC Director discusses the vital role of the Center with ‘Speaking of Research’

Interview with the Director: The importance of the Washington National Primate Research Center by Chris Petkov & Renee Hartig In the USA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports seven National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs), distributed across the country. As we can see by this investment, the NIH strongly values primate research, recognizing its vital…

June 8, 2022

Dr. Deborah Fuller explores the Novavax shot on the KNX In Depth Podcast

A fourth COVID vaccine could become available soon here in the U.S.  An FDA advisory panel has just voted to approve the Novavax vaccine. The FDA and the CDC would both need to sign off on it though before shots get into arms. This works differently than the two mRNA vaccines and the Johnson and…

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

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