The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research - White Paper

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Henry Friedman
Nancy Haigwood
Nancy Ator
William Newsome
James S. Allan
Thaddeus G. Golos
Jeffrey H. Kordower
Robert E. Shade
Michael E. Goldberg
Matthew R. Bailey
Paul Bianchi


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.


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