Research Letter: Rhesus Monkey as Model to Develop New Diabetes Treatments
Natural infection of human adenovirus 36 in rhesus monkeys is associated with a reduction in fasting glucose
Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetics have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and blindness. This paper, co-authored by Kelli Lynne Vaughan of SoBran Inc., from the National Institute of Aging suggests that the rhesus monkey may be a good model to test new drugs to treat this terrible disease.
Dhurandhar, N.V., Dhurandhar, E.J., Ingram, D.K., Vaughan, K., and Mattison, J.A. (2014) “Natural infection of human adenovirus 36 in rhesus monkeys is associated with a reduction in fasting glucose.” J. Diabetes 6 pp. 614-616.