including among the survivors of the worst massacre during the 2002 riots in Gujarat, Heaps of debris and garbage lie around,C. with ads alleging that researchers at an NIH lab in Poolesville Maryland were subjecting rhesus macaques to cruel experiments by removing them from their mothers at birth and addicting them to alcohol In response four members of Congress requested that NIH investigate the lab In 2015 the agency announced that it had found no major issues but it decided to phase out the experiments blaming funding rather than animal rights pressure At the same time Congress included language in a 2016 spending bill that asked NIH to “conduct a review of its ethical policies and processes with respect to nonhuman primate research subjects in consultation with outside experts to ensure it has appropriate justification for animal research protocols” That request became yesterday’s workshop NIH Director Francis Collins kicked off the proceedings calling it a “very important day” and stating that nonhuman primates “have proven to be exceptionally valuable in biomedical research” But he also said that the welfare of these animals—more than 100000 of which currently reside in US labs—was critical “We need to respect all of the species that contribute so much to our understanding of human health and disease” A series of speakers then extolled the advances made possible by research involving laboratory monkeys Nancy Haigwood director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton said that some of today’s most powerful HIV drugs including AZT and tenofovir were first tested in rhesus macaques and that the animals will play a critical role in fighting emerging infectious diseases such as Zika and Ebola “Nonhuman primates will be essential to having a rapid response” Michael Platt a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania said that because macaques live in social groups like we do researchers can use them to study disorders like autism His lab has found that giving the “trust hormone” oxytocin to monkeys improves their social interactions “They basically use the same neural circuits we do” he said Other speakers described their work utilizing monkeys to improve assisted fertility techniques in humans and of stimulating monkey brains with electrodes to study the basis of vision “Animal models are critical to our scientific understanding of the nervous system” said William Newsome a neuroscientist at Stanford University in Palo Alto California “Tissue culture does not get depression Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s” A discussion session that followed was largely dedicated to how researchers can better share their data and whether they should publicize negative results Still Larry Carbone the interim director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program at the University of California San Francisco brought up some of the first welfare issues in the workshop by stating that lab primates should be housed in more natural environments—with dirt big spaces and large social groups—like those seen in some national primate centers Some attendees agreed though others said that labs offered more controlled environments Charles Murry a pathologist at the University of Washington Seattle whose lab uses stem cells to repair induced heart damage in macaques added that scientists need to do a better job of convincing the public of the importance of animal research “Our press people tell us not to mention the word ‘monkey’” he said “We should be doing more than trying to keep a low profile That’s the path to the extinction of the whole program” Ethical issues came more into play in the afternoon In a session on research oversight NIH and US Department of Agriculture representatives reiterated that researchers working with nonhuman primates must justify their work and do their best to minimize pain and distress Other panelists spoke of how to take better care of lab monkeys and how to avoid duplicating research that has already been done The only real sparks flew during a follow-up discussion session when Tom Beauchamp an ethicist at Georgetown University in Washington DC, Similar issues now confront the use of other nonhuman primates, Stress was measured using a standard self-reported questionnaire on experience of both pre and post the experiment for a month on both the groups. all aged between 22 and 30 and residents of Bhondakala village along NH-8. For all the latest India News,” he said.t too bad either.

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