US plans more primate research

  title={US plans more primate research},
  author={Erika Check Hayden},
an increase of non-human primate research. Currently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds eight National Primate Research Centers with a total of about 26,000 animals. But several factors are expected to drive demand, among them the failure last year of an HIV vaccine candidate being trialled by the pharmaceutical company Merck. Such failures have underscored the need for more non-human primate research to answer basic questions about the virus and to develop new vaccine concepts. “We… CONTINUE READING