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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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This week in animal research 100715

06/07/15 A new AIDS vaccine protects Monkeys against SIV. With a 50% success rate in monkeys with SIV, the vaccine is already being trialled in humans. The researchers hope tha… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-100715/

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 H… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/llama-antibodies-reach-the-parts-others-do-not/

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 li… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day-2014/

The A-Z(T) of anti-science

John Meredith, our Head of Education and Outreach, discusses the anti-science prejudice of the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Such films create a mistrust in research while encouraging crank science.
John Meredith, our Head of Education and Outreach, discusses the anti-science prejudice of the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Such films create a mistrust in research while encouraging… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/the-a-zt-of-anti-science/

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

'Glow in the dark' cats aids HIV research

Scientists inserted two genes into cats: the first is taken from macaque monkeys and helps the cat resist the feline form of Aids; the second is a fluorescent gene from jellyfish that helps the researchers literally see where the added anti-aids gene is a…
Scientists inserted two genes into cats: the first is taken from macaque monkeys and helps the cat resist the feline form of Aids; the second is a fluorescent gene from jellyfish … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/glow-in-the-dark-cats-aids-hiv-research/

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/

World AIDS Day - 1 December

The HIV & AIDS page on our partner website AnimalResearch.info has been updated to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December.
The HIV & AIDS page on our partner website AnimalResearch.info has been updated to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. Monkeys are still essential in this research. The research… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-aids-day-1-december/

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 non-human p… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chimps-get-aids-too/

HIV strain can infect monkeys

Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus which is able to infect and proliferate in monkeys.
Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus which is able to infect and proliferate in monkeys. This discovery is a major breakthrough in the search for a vaccine agai… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-strain-can-infect-monkeys/

EU proposals endanger HIV research

Researchers have identified a cheap, commonly-used compound that, applied vaginally, can stop monkeys being infected with a monkey...
Researchers have identified a cheap, commonly-used compound that, applied vaginally, can stop monkeys being infected with a monkey version of HIV, according to a study published i… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/eu-proposals-endanger-hiv-research/

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