Nine Scientific Groups Release White Paper on Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research
Research with nonhuman primates (NHPs) – monkeys for the most part –has led to critical health advances that have saved or improved millions of human lives. While NHPs account for just one-half of one percent of animals in current medical research, it is no exaggeration to say they are essential to our ability to find cures for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity/diabetes and dozens of other diseases that cause human suffering and death.
Because this research is extremely important, SfN collaborated with eight other premier scientific groups on a white paper titled "The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research."
The white paper is a collaboration between SfN, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Transplant Foundation, the Endocrine Society, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Learn more about the essential role of nonhuman primates in research and download the white paper »