Take the Monkey and Run
The common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a small, New World primate that is used extensively in biomedical and behavioral research. This short-lived primate, with its small body size, ease of handling, and docile temperament, has emerged as a valuable model for aging and neurodegenerative research.
A growing body of research has indicated exercise, aerobic exercise especially, imparts beneficial effects to normal aging. Understanding the mechanisms underlying these positive effects of exercise, and the degree to which exercise has neurotherapeutic effects, is an important research focus. Thus, developing techniques to engage marmosets in aerobic exercise would have great advantages.
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Phillips, K. A., Hambright, M. K., Hewes, K., Schilder, B. M., Ross, C. N., & Tardif, S. D. (2015). Take the monkey and run. Journal of neuroscience methods, 248, 27–31. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.03.023