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March 23, 2020

2020 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

2020 Ignition Awards Recipients: The WaNPRC Pilot Program is conducted jointly with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences and 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…


May 3, 2019

2019 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

2019 Ignition Awards Recipients: The WaNPRC Pilot Program is conducted jointly with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences and 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…


June 4, 2018

2018 Ignition Awards Recipients Named

The WaNPRC Pilot Program, which is conducted jointly with the Institute for Translational Health Sciences, has been presented previously in an earlier Weekly Update.  Since that time, the awards for the Fiscal Year 57 have been made and we want to present some short summaries of these protocols, to demonstrate the type(s) of research the…


May 1, 2017

Randy Kyes in India: Sharing Thoughts on his Collaboration with the Gibbon Conservation Centre of Aaranyak

  Dr. Randall Kyes, Core Staff Scientist at the Washington National Primate Research Center, is working closely with Gibbon Conservation Centre of Aaranyak, conducting field courses for young conservationists in Northeast India for the past seven years. His work focuses on Conservation Biology and Global Health. In this clip, Dr. Kyes speaks about his association…


August 24, 2016

Nine Science Advocacy Groups Release White Paper on the Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates (NHPs) in Scientific and Medical Research

Paper highlights the essential role nonhuman primates play in finding treatments for serious and life-altering conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Zika virus, HIV/AIDS and Parkinson’s disease WASHINGTON — The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today the release of the white paper, The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research. The white paper…


January 26, 2016

No Evidence of Autism-Like Behavior after Vaccination of Infants

Infant Rhesus Macaques Show Normal Development after Receiving Pediatric Vaccines SEATTLE – Correlation of childhood vaccines and autism studied at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC). Study shows no evidence of autism-like behavior or neuropathology in rhesus macaques after receiving typical childhood vaccinations. All animals in the study developed normally after being administered thimerosal-containing…


January 7, 2016

Groundbreaking Heart Disease Research Conducted at Washington National Primate Research Center Gets $25 Million Boost

Heart Disease Research at Primate Center Started with $75,000 Ignition Pilot Program Award SEATTLE – Promising new heart disease treatment being researched at the Washington National Primate Research Center receives $10 million funding infusion from Washington Research Foundation to bring total funding to $25 million. The stem cell-derived therapy could change heart disease treatment following a…


September 1, 2015

Monkeying Around in Remote Indonesia

When Matthew Novak set foot on Tinjil Island in Indonesia this summer, it was a homecoming of sorts. Twenty years ago, Novak (BS, PhD, Psychology, 1993, 2002) participated in a month-long field study program on the remote island as a UW graduate student. He returned this year as a professor, along with four of his…


April 15, 2015

WaNPRC Scientists May Have Colorblindness Cure

For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there’s never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues. Now, for the first time, Jay and Maureen Neitz of the University of Washington have teamed with a California biotech firm to develop what they say may…


April 2, 2015

UW Researchers Look for Best Way to Diagnose Tuberculosis

By Kevin Kwong The Daily Annually, the World Health Organization (WHO) commemorates March 24 as World Tuberculosis Day in recognition of the continued impact of tuberculosis (TB), a widespread, and in many cases, fatal disease. By their estimate, more than 9 million people worldwide fell ill with tuberculosis in 2013 and 1.5 million died. “The…



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