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This week in animal research 120615

Cannibalism ,drunk monkeys, a new plague and more
08/06/15 An antibody that targets the immune system cells that cause type I diabetes has been shown to slow the development of the condition in mice. BL-9020 targets a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-120615/

The limited rights of Tommy the Chimp

UAR’s Head of Policy and Media Chris Magee considers an attempt to give chimps universal rights. I am always keen to avoid the term ‘animal rights’ when describing people who… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/the-limited-rights-of-tommy-the-chimp/

This week in animal research: w/e 28 November

Vultures and Turkeys feature in the stories covered here.
27/11/14 Vultures feed off rotten, stinking, filthy carcasses and by doing so are getting rid of a lot of bacteria from the ecosystem for us. Surprisingly, contrary to us,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-we-28-november/

New mouse model for hepatitis C research

Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it.
Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it. The only signs will be decades after infection, when liver cancer or… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c-research/

World Hepatitis Day

This Sunday is World Hepatitis Awareness Day, with a theme of 'This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.
This Sunday is World Hepatitis Awareness Day, with a theme of 'This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.' The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) campaign focuses on viral hepatitis and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-hepatitis-day/

No retirement for chimp colony

186 chimps currently housed in unofficial retirement in the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico are to be re-housed in the Southwest National Primate Research Center.
186 chimps currently housed in unofficial retirement in the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico are to be re-housed in the Southwest National Primate Research Centre. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/no-retirement-for-chimp-colony/

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/

I'm Not a Chimp

How similar are we really to chimpanzees?
How similar are we really to chimpanzees? Are the differences so minuscule that we should grant chimpanzees human rights? In Not a Chimp: the hunt for the genes that make us… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/im-not-a-chimp/

Chimps get AIDS too

Scientists have discovered that the natural hosts of a strain of SIV develop AIDS when infected.
Scientists have discovered that the natural hosts of a strain of SIV develop AIDS when infected. This overturns a longstanding belief that such viruses had no effect on… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chimps-get-aids-too/

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