Search Results: "Brain disorders"

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Horse

Research with horses is most often part of a One Health initiative where research for both animals and humans advance side by side.  Veterinary studies to improve horse health are often translated to improve human health. Horses get many human-like diseases such as, inflammation of the cellular layer of the…

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Baboon Playground

These baboons are needed as a model for a variety of studies, including research focused on understanding the genetics of complex diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders. These two baboons are males socially housed in a baboon corral with other male baboons. They are seated on climbing structures…

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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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Seraphina: Helping to Understand Navigation and Memory

This is Seraphina, a Rock Dove or pigeon.  She contributes to studies focused on understanding “homing” and how the brain supports navigation and memory. People who lose their orientation, as a result of diseases such as Alzheimer’s dementia or stroke, cannot find their way around familiar environments. Researchers hope that…

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Pigeon

Pigeons, otherwise known as "Rock Doves,"  were once popular animal models in comparative psychology and have contributed to considerable research on pigeon neuroanatomy and neuroendocrinology. Today they are important for learning about the mechanisms in the brain related to memory and navigation. Researchers are exploring the ability of the common…

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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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Zebrafish and Anti-Cancer Drugs

Cancer is a complicated, devastating disease that has affected many lives.  New cancer treatments are continually developed because cancer cells change and resist treatment. Other treatments may work for one kind of cancer, but not another. New drugs must be evaluated in animals before they can be given to humans…

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A Geriatric Wing for Marmosets

Texas Biomed’s Southwest National Primate Research Center most recently invested $2.5 million to renovate a 12,000-square-foot building to be dedicated exclusively for marmoset housing and research. Marmosets require subtropical environments and have been studied extensively for infectious disease research. Because they have a relatively short life-span compared to other primates,…

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