Emory received a $10 million federal grant in 2007 for a five-year cognitive-aging and Alzheimer’s study comparing the cognitive aging of humans and chimpanzee. Science has already shown that chimpanzees do not suffer age-related shrinkage of the brain and thus do not suffer Alzheimer’s disease and other age related cognitive impairment, so why use chimpanzees at all? There are over 300 cognitive aging studies in the US with human volunteers - real science that could find real cures, not the fraudulent, wasteful, pseudoscience at Yerkes. In 2011, Emory received over $370 million in federal grants, $70.7 million of which went to Yerkes National Primate Research Center. It is wonderful that the NIH is finally stopping this terrible waste of our tax dollars.
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