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Sept. 24, 2020: NIH selects OHSU to coordinate national neuroscience research involving marmosets

Sept. 18, 2020: PETA misrepresents UW–Madison lab

Sept. 14, 2020: Visit the National Primate Research Centers interactive virtual booth at SciFest All Access Sept. 26-Oct. 3!

Sept. 2, 2020: NIH Grant to Primate Centers to expand marmoset colonies for neuroscience research

Aug 25, 2020: Primate Info Net is back!

May 8, 2020, Distinguished Scientist Toni Ziegler retires

Feb. 28, 2020, WNPRC Behavioral Services Unit provides science-based enrichment for nonhuman primates

Feb. 28, 2020, Anthropology professor Karen Strier recognized as prominent primate conservationist in Brazil

Feb. 27, 2020: Cells carrying Parkinson’s mutation could lead to new model for studying disease 

Feb. 12, 2020: Researchers wake monkeys by stimulating engine of consciousness in brain

Jan. 22, 2020: UW–Madison study shows that calorie restriction slows skeletal muscle aging

Jan. 17, 2020: Stem cells could help cancer patients fight dangerous infections 

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