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1 January 1970

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New antibody protects monkeys from deadly Hendra virus

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year.
A new antibody treatment protects monkeys from the deadly Hendra virus. It is the first medicine to be developed to treat the virus which kills over half the humans it infects.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-antibody-protects-monkeys-from-deadly-hendra-virus/

Artificial protein could be 'universal' anti-viral

Antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections, but doctors have few options when it comes to viral infections.
Antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections, but doctors have few options when it comes to viral infections. Now a recent study in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/artificial-protein-could-be-universal-anti-viral/

‘Trojan Horse’ brain cancer treatment increases lifespan

A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half.
A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half. A cancer-killing virus was introduced into neural stem cells (NSCs)… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/trojan-horse-brain-cancer-treatment-increases-lifespan/

GM chickens prevent transmission of bird flu

Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds.
Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds. Scientists modified the chickens to produce small 'decoy' molecules that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-chickens-prevent-transmission-of-bird-flu/

Deadly rinderpest virus eradicated

The UN has just announced that rinderpest, a virus that used to cause deadly outbreaks in cattle, has been eradicated in the wild.
The UN has just announced that rinderpest, a virus that used to cause deadly outbreaks in cattle, has been eradicated in the wild. A UN programme devoted to wiping out this… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/deadly-rinderpest-virus-eradicated/

Novel treatment to tackle Hepatitis C

Targeting host molecules instead of the virus has proved successful in killing the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), research on chimpanzees has found.
Targeting host molecules instead of the virus has proved successful in killing the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), research on chimpanzees has found. Targeting host molecules instead… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/novel-treatment-to-tackle-hepatitis-c/

New virus helps combat brain tumours

Aggressive brain tumours can be killed and prevented from recurring using a virus, a new study using mice has found.
Aggressive brain tumours can be killed and prevented from recurring using a virus, a new study using mice has found. The specially designed virus produces a protein called… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-virus-helps-combat-brain-tumours/

Gene therapy repairs damaged lungs

Using outside-the-body gene therapy in pig and human lungs, researchers have repaired donated organs that were deemed too damaged to transplant.
Using outside-the-body gene therapy in pig and human lungs, researchers have repaired donated organs that were deemed too damaged to transplant. Many lungs harvested from… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-repairs-damaged-lungs/

Single shot reverses rabies

A vaccine that reverses rabies in mice after just one injection may pave the way to cheap, effective prevention of the deadly disease. Current vaccines involve the immediate… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/single-shot-reverses-rabies/

Cold virus fights cancer selectively

Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells.
Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells. Cancer cells suppress the body’s immune system, allowing viruses to enter.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cold-virus-fights-cancer-selectively/

New method for HIV vaccination?

Scientists have developed a possible way to immunise animals against HIV using the common cold virus.
Scientists have developed a possible way to immunise animals against HIV using the common cold virus. So far it has been tested in guinea pigs, and seems to be effective against a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-method-for-hiv-vaccination/

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