Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research


Edited by

  • Christian Abee, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative, Medicine and Research, Bastrop, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Keith Mansfield, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research,Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
  • Suzette Tardif, Ph.D., Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, San Antonio, TX
  • Timothy Morris, The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, The University of Nottingham, Leicestershire, UK

The 2e of the gold standard text in the field, Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research. The Diseases volume provides thorough reviews of naturally occurring diseases of nonhuman primates, with a section on biomedical models reviewing contemporary nonhuman primate models of human diseases. Each chapter contains an extensive list of bibliographic references, photographs, and graphic illustrations to provide the reader with a thorough review of the subject.
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Researchers working with nonhuman primates and those dealing with laboratory animal husbandry; Veterinarians in private practice who work with nonhuman primates; Biologists and zoologists who wish to expand their knowledge of nonhuman primates.


Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381366-4


"This two-volume set builds on theā€Øearlier volumes, updates and expands the material to include a moreā€Øinternational perspective on regulatory oversight, important model systems, and research areas where non-human primates play a pivotal role. High-resolution color images support the text. The first volume contains 19 contributions, beginning with a history and including discussion of laws and regulations and of non-human primate taxonomy, social behavior, reproduction and breeding, and housing, as well as clinical and surgical techniques, anesthesia, and safety. The second volume, on diseases, contains 18 contributions on the specifics of research pertaining to tuberculosis, parasitic diseases, malaria, atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity, nervous system disorders, and drug and alcohol addiction, among other topics."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2012, page 211

Table of Contents

Volume 2: Diseases

Viral Diseases

Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

Primates in Tuberculosis Research

Parasitic Diseases

Non-Human Primate Models for Human Malaria Research

Neoplastic and Proliferative Disorders of Nonhuman Primates

Hematopoietic, Cardiovascular, Lymphoid and Mononuclear Phagocyte Systems

Nonhuman Primate Models of Atherosclerosis

Respiratory Diseases

Urogenital System

Diseases of the Integument

Digestive System

Arthritis, Muscle, Adipose Tissue and Bone Diseases

Nonhuman Primates in Diabetes and Obesity Research

Nervous System Disorders and Models

A Review of the Use of NHPs in Basic and Applied Research Focused on the Motor System

Imaging in Nonhuman Primate Research

Nonhuman Primates in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Research