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US to cut use of chimps in medical research

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 13:22

The number of chimpanzees used in biomedical research in the US will be reduced sharply because technological advances have made their use unnecessary, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said.

HIV may have infected humans much earlier than believed

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 19:23

HIV is thought to have originated from chimpanzees in central Africa that were infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a retrovirus.

Even chimps go through mid-life crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:47

Chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just like humans, a study has found.

Now, antibody to prevent hepatitis C infection

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 20:28

A monoclonal antibody therapy developed by MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and tested in an animal model at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, prevents infection by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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