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Experiments Using Non-human Primates, Published in 2019

In our news or take action pages, we report on the types of research to which non-human primates are being subjected. Bear in mind that these reports comprise only a few of the dozens of similar experiments published each week. See elsewhere for examples from previous years.

For the current year, choose Resources > Research on non-human primates from the main menu.

Although we emphasise welfare issues with respect to how the research impacted on the individuals, please bear in mind that the non-human primates used were all essentially wild animals, even if bred in captivity. Because of this, the suffering and stress of being in captivity was inherent in every case.

You can find out more information on all grants made by the National Institutes of Health, the largest funding entity in the US, and all their agencies by using the NIH RePORTER. You can search by grant number, investigator, recipient institution and more (see instructions).

2019-10-01: "Uterine Autotransplantation in the Nonhuman Primate With Preservation of the Uterine and Ovarian Vascular Pedicles" Han, Michelle N.; Ramirez, Hugo; Ruvalcaba, Luis; Contreras, Juan Luis; Nyachieo, Atunga and Ramirez, Edwin. Reproductive Sciences 26(10):1329-1335

The work was carried out at the Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya, and approved by its institutional ethical committee. Most of the researchers were from facilities in California, Texas and Mexico The only financial support reported was self-funding by one of the authors from Community Memorial Hospital, Oxnard, CA, USA. The research was referred to as a pilot study, which means further similar research on baboons is likely. See elsewhere for more information.