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This week in animal research 03/02/17

Cocktail of Bacteria-Killing Viruses Prevents Cholera Infection in Animal Models Oral administration of a cocktail of three viruses, all of which specifically kill cholera… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-030217/

Llama antibodies reach the parts others do not

Cameloids have small antibodies that can dock in the cell receptors used by HIV virus
Llamas spit, kick, bite … and may help scientists develop a cure for AIDS. According to recent research, llamas have a secret weapon that might just be the answer to treating the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/llama-antibodies-reach-the-parts-others-do-not/

What do horned rabbits and dolphins have in common?

Animals research has led to vaccines against cervical cancer
If you saw rabbits running around with horns on their heads, your first reaction probably would not be to catch them, remove and grind up their horns, filter a mixture made with… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/what-do-horned-rabbits-and-dolphins-have-in-common/

World AIDS Day 2014

Interview with Dr Monsef Benkirane, Director of the human genetic CNRS institute, Montpellier and specialist in HIV
55 years ago, the first known case of HIV in a human occurred in a man who died in the Congo. Since then a lot has been done to turn this deadly disease into one we can now… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day-2014/

This Week in Animal Research: 19th-25th June

Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom.
Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom. Light in the evening before bed lowers levels of melatonin, an… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/week-in-animal-research-19th-25th-june/

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/

New foot-and-mouth vaccine

Foot-and-mouth disease (Aphthae epizooticae) is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids such as cattle and sheep.
Foot-and-mouth disease (Aphthae epizooticae) is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids such as… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-foot-and-mouth-vaccine/

Secret of RSV vaccine side-effect

Studies in mice have uncovered the cause of a fatal side-effect of an experimental vaccine for a common childhood disease.
Studies in mice have uncovered the cause of a fatal side-effect of an experimental vaccine for a common childhood disease. The breakthrough solves a mystery that has puzzled… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/secret-of-rsv-vaccine-side-effect/

Vaccine against leishmaniasis trialled in golden hamsters

A vaccine has been developed for leishmaniasis, a disease that affects 12 million people world-wide and kills 70,000 each year, mainly in developing countries.
A vaccine has been developed for leishmaniasis, a disease that affects 12 million people world-wide and kills 70,000 each year, mainly in developing countries. The experimental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-against-leishmaniasis-trialled-in-golden-hamsters/

Nanoparticles boost vaccines

Scientists have developed nanoparticles that boost the effectiveness of vaccines in mice by mimicking part of the natural immune response.
Scientists have developed nanoparticles that boost the effectiveness of vaccines in mice by mimicking part of the natural immune response. The new technology could improve… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nanoparticles-boost-vaccines/

HIV vaccine boost

Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-vaccine-boost/

World AIDS Day

It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change.
It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change. Advances in treatment mean that a diagnosis of HIV… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day/

Meningitis B vaccine one step closer

A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B.
A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B. Meningitis is inflammation… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/meningitis-b-vaccine-one-step-closer/

Vaccine against Streptococcus pneumonia

Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea.
Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea. Now a modified salmonella is being trialled as a vaccine against Streptococcus pneumonia. Streptococcus pneumonia causes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-against-streptococcus-pneumonia/

New mouse model for hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus infects in the region of 170 million people around the world and creates an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer.
The hepatitis C virus infects in the region of 170 million people around the world and creates an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer. Because the hepatitis C… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c/

Vaccine protects monkeys against SIV

A vaccine has been developed that protects monkeys from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV.
A vaccine has been developed that protects monkeys from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV. This breakthrough could eventually lead to a vaccine for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-protects-monkeys-against-siv/

Scientists closer to MRSA vaccine

Scientists are closer to developing a vaccine against the superbug MRSA.
Scientists are closer to developing a vaccine against the superbug MRSA. MRSA is a serious bacteria infection that can occur following bone and joint surgery. The superbug is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-closer-to-mrsa-vaccine/

Vaccine induces cocaine immunity in mice

Cocaine immunity has been induced in mice using an altered version of the common cold virus.
Cocaine immunity has been induced in mice using an altered version of the common cold virus. The vaccine could be used to break cocaine addiction in humans. The vaccine… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-induces-cocaine-immunity-in-mice/

GM mouse immune to cancer

Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer.
Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer. Recent work with a GM… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mouse-immune-to-cancer/

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