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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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/week-in-animal-research-19th-25th-june/

Needle-free vaccination

Researchers have developed a new pain-free method of vaccination which does not involve an injection. Using mice they have shown that it is possible to deliver a vaccine orally by combining it with protective friendly bacteria.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/needle-free-vaccination/

New method for HIV vaccination?

Scientists have developed a possible way to immunise animals against HIV using the common cold virus.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-method-for-hiv-vaccination/

Cancer vaccine implant success in mice

A cancer ‘vaccine' which can be implanted under the skin and instructs the body to attack tumour cells has proved successful in experiments with mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-vaccine-implant-success-in-mice/

Rabies vaccine protects monkeys against HIV

A vaccine based on the one used to prevent rabies can be used to protect against the monkey form of HIV (SIV), a new study has found.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rabies-vaccine-protects-monkeys-against-hiv/

Leukaemia vaccine ready for patients

A new vaccine which successfully treated mice with leukaemia will undergo the first human trials this year.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/leukaemia-vaccine-ready-for-patients/

HIV vaccine ready for human trials

Using a deactivated form of HIV as a vaccine may be the best new treatment for fighting the HIV virus, concluded scientists after studying primate responses to the treatment.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-vaccine-ready-for-human-trials/

Weakened virus makes better vaccine

Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/weakened-virus-makes-better-vaccine/

Flu patch

A vaccine in the form of a skin patch has proved more effective than a needle in mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/flu-patch/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/deadly-rinderpest-virus-eradicated/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mouse-immune-to-cancer/

Vaccine protects monkeys against SIV

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

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/meningitis-b-vaccine-one-step-closer/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-vaccine-boost/

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