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Hamster

Hamsters are important in many research areas, including cancer, reproduction, virology, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Hamsters and humans metabolize fats and sugars in similar ways, leading to susceptibility to atherosclerosis and diabetes. When fed high fat diets, hamsters’ LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) will elevate, as in humans, and lead…

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Animals in Research

Marmosets and Marshmallows

All nonhuman primates in research are provided access to enhanced care, including social, behavioral and nutritional enrichment. They often receive fruit and vegetables in addition to their traditional chow diet, and many times, the animals will receive treats like marshmallows. Proper enrichment is critical to ensuring the animals are well…

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Photo permission for California National Primate Research Center

The photos from the California National Primate Center are provided to assist you with your educational and academic needs. These photos are protected by Copyright, Kathy West/California National Primate Research Center. You are allowed to download photos from this website as long as the photos are: Properly credited (© Kathy…

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Marmosets and Zika

Marmosets were a critical model for understanding the effects of Zika infections on pregnant mothers.  In mid-2018, six national primate research centers conducted a collaborative study. It showed pregnancy loss due to Zika infections that don’t generate any symptoms in women may be a common, but unrecognized cause of unexpected…

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Marmoset

The common marmoset is important in studies for safety, reproductive biology, neuroscience, and drug development. Its small size and many similarities with humans, as well as its  differences, make the common marmoset a valued model. In one area of research, multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory disease of the brain caused…

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Photo permission for Oregon National Primate Research Center

Oregon National Primate Center at OHSU offers select photos and videos for educational purposes. To use these materials, you must: Provide credit to Oregon National Primate Research Center/OHSU. Refrain from altering, manipulating, transforming or building upon this work (“derivative work”). Avoid commercial use or uses that do not accurately reflect…

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Baboon

Baboons have long been important models of human diseases and for understanding physiology.  This is due to their many similarities to humans. Additionally, their physiological parameters can be measured with the same equipment used for humans.  Some key research areas involving baboons include neonatal lung disease, dental development, excess fat…

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Animals in Research

Marmoset with a Technician

Research technician prepares a pregnant female marmoset for an ultrasound at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center.  Because they are acclimated to careful handling through positive reinforcement they are not anesthetized and do not experience any stress during the procedure.  They know and trust their caretakers.

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