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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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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/

Flu patch

A vaccine in the form of a skin patch has proved more effective than a needle in mice.
A vaccine in the form of a skin patch has proved more effective than a needle in mice. Scientists tested the patches on a group of mice, comparing the results with mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/flu-patch/

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

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.
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/

Leukaemia vaccine ready for patients

A new vaccine which successfully treated mice with leukaemia will undergo the first human trials this year.
A new vaccine which successfully treated mice with leukaemia will undergo the first human trials this year. Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow. There are many… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/leukaemia-vaccine-ready-for-patients/

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.
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. One strain of the human form of the virus… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rabies-vaccine-protects-monkeys-against-hiv/

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.
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. Cancers often manage to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-vaccine-implant-success-in-mice/

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/

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/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/needle-free-vaccination/

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