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Monkeys By Hugo A. Saldana

Monkeys by Hugo A. Saldana

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Monkeys: Brain Development, Social & Hormonal Mechanisms & Zoonotic Diseases by Hugo A. Saldana

This book is a collection of fascinating contributions from research experts around the world and their studies on monkeys, their brains, behaviours, endocrinology, diseases that pose potential threats to our species and the evolution of hormonal genes. If "humans are like onions -- made of layers", as said by the character in the movie Shrek, monkeys are perhaps made of the same layers, except for the outermost. Thus, we share most of our genetics, physiology and pathology with them, in addition to our behaviour and social conduct. These great similarities, particularly in metabolic aspects, are thoroughly documented by the authors that close the book which describes the baboon as just an experimental animal model used to discover the genetic and hormonal alterations behind the appearance of those chronic diseases that have become a pandemic. The authors dealing with the brain development subject make the point that, given the position that non-human primates (NHP) occupy within the evolutionary tree, and as the closest phylogenetic species to humans, the rhesus monkeys constitute an ideal animal model for the study of fundamental neural mechanisms occurring throughout the developmental and maturation phases of life; from the neonatal to senile stages.

Table of Contents

Preface; Brainstem's Auditory Evoked Potentials and Intervals Values in Rhesus Monkeys; The Use of Non-Human Primates As Bio-Models for Aging Brain Studies: Interventional Role of Oxidative Stress in Demyelization Processes; Ontogeny of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials of Median and Tibial Nerves in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta): Influence of Dissociative Anesthetic Mixtures under Captivity Conditions; How New World Monkeys See the Social World; Monkey Physical Cognition: A Comparative Review; Zoonoses and Anthroponoses in Non-Human Primates of Costa Rica; The Role of Natural Occurring Infections in Experimental Studies in Non-Human Primates; Growth Hormone and Prolactin in New World Monkeys; Revelations of the Primate Genome Projects: The Case of the Growth Hormone Locus; Nonhuman Primates Used for Research of Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases: The Baboon As a Model; Index.

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Monkeys: Brain Development, Social & Hormonal Mechanisms & Zoonotic Diseases by Hugo A. Saldana
Nova Science Publishers Inc
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