The National Institutes of Health is asking that the University of Connecticut return $65,005 in grant money for not complying with animal welfare laws, according to an Email sent to the university health center by the National Eye Institute. The bulk of the money had been award to the university for research performed by neurologist linkurl:David Waitzman.; Between the fall of 2005 and summer of 2006, Waitzman received several citations from the US Department of Agriculture for performing unapproved procedures on rhesus macaques while studying how the brain controls eye movement. In January 2007, Waitzman stopped research on the macaques at the urging of the university, which you can read more about linkurl:here.; Since then, he has not performed research on primates, according to Carolyn Pennington, a spokeswoman for the University of Connecticut Health Center. On January 15 the NIH sent a letter to Leonard Pauplauskas, associate vice president for...

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