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Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Cures Lab Monkeys Of Disease

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August 29, 2014
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In a new study, a promising experimental treatment for Ebola managed to cure a group of infected macaque monkeys. Video provided by Newsy


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Newsy (Aug. 21, 2014) — An experimental drug used to treat Marburg virus in rhesus monkeys could give new insight into a similar treatment for Ebola. Video provided by Newsy
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Red Howler Monkeys Re Inserted Into Colombia's Wild

Red Howler Monkeys Re Inserted Into Colombia's Wild

AFP (Dec. 18, 2013) — Eight red howler monkeys, an endangered species who had been under the care of Colobia's Santafe zoo, have been released into the wild. They were part of a program which returns to their habitats domesticated monkeys sold by traffickers to travelers.
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Monkeys Banned From Eating 'Unhealthy' Bananas at Zoo

Monkeys Banned From Eating 'Unhealthy' Bananas at Zoo

Buzz60 (Jan. 14, 2014) — A British Zoo is banning monkeys from eating bananas because officials say the fruit is unhealthy and the equivalent of feeding the monkeys cake and chocolate. Jen Markham explains.
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Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of pot. As of January, NIDA has funded 28 active grants related to therapeutic uses of marijuana in six different disease categories covering AIDS, pain, schizophrenia, seizures and hard drug withdrawal. But NIDA frequently contradicts on the subject of marijuana: a NIDA-funded study at Yale looking at cannabis as a treatment for schizophrenia warned that marijuana could worsen the condition. NIDA gets its pot from The University of Mississippi, the only legal marijuana farm that grows pot for the government. The request is now open to the public for comment. Video provided by TheStreet
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