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1 January 1970

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How effective is the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine?

How does the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine work?  The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is a viral vector vaccine. This means that the vaccine doesn’t contain the SARS-CoV-2… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-effective-is-the-astrazenecaoxford-vaccine/

RNA vaccines: a new tool against COVID-19

Over the years, vaccines have saved millions of lives. They helped stave off mumps, block polio, push back diphtheria, eradicate smallpox. The practice of immunisation dates back… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rna-vaccines-a-new-tool-against-covid-19/

How virus tracking can help us prevent future pandemics

The Pirbright Institute specialises in the research and diagnosis of livestock viral diseases and viruses that spread from animals to humans.  The Institute is part of an… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-virus-tracking-can-help-us-prevent-future-pandemics/

‘Young’ microbiota can reverse ageing of the immune system and boost vaccines

‘Young’ microbiota can reverse ageing of the immune system and boost vaccines Every human being is home to trillions of microbes that are collectively known as the microbiota.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/young-microbiota-can-reverse-ageing-of-the-immune-system-and-boost-vaccines/

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

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