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1 January 1970

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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 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/

Childhood flu may protect against asthma

Exposure to bacteria or viruses as child could reduce your chances of contracting asthma, according to new research on mice.
Exposure to bacteria or viruses as child could reduce your chances of contracting asthma, according to new research on mice. Baby mice infected with influenza virus were… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/childhood-flu-may-protect-against-asthma/

Ferrets, flu, fish and pharmaceuticals

Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare.
Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare. The latest grants,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

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/

Duck gene helps fight flu in chickens

Influenza protection can be transferred across species, say scientists who have identified a key gene in ducks.
Influenza protection can be transferred across species, say scientists who have identified a key gene in ducks. The gene, known as RIG-I, allows the immune system to contain… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/duck-gene-helps-fight-flu-in-chickens/

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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