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Studies in monkeys may be next step in search for HIV cure

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 09:23

A powerful infusion of HIV-fighting antibodies beat back a potent form of the virus in monkeys and kept it at bay for weeks, U.S. government scientists and a team led by Harvard University found, offering a potential next step in the battle against human HIV.

2 -drug combo helps monkeys fight Middle East coronavirus

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 15:18

Scientists have reported that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs reduces virus replication and improves clinical outcome of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in mokeys.

Eating monkeys, apes could cause `next HIV`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:31

Scientists in Cameroon have warned that eating monkeys and apes could cause the next HIV, it was reported here Saturday.

Human stem cell injections ease Parkinson`s symptoms in monkeys

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 13:52

hESCs injection into monkey`s brain helped them with Parkinson`s disease symptoms.

Drug helps fat monkeys slim down - are people next?

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 08:55

An experimental drug that chokes off the blood supply to fat cells helped obese monkeys slim down, a sign that it may work in people too.

Monkeys SIV-survival secrets may harbour AIDS cure

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 00:00

They found sooty mangabeys’s immune cells resist infection by closing the gates that SIV and HIV use to get into the cell- findings, which may lead to strategies to help HIV-infected individuals cope better with infection.

New AIDS vaccine `removed all traces of disease in monkeys`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 00:00

Researchers developed a vaccine that helped monkeys with a form of AIDS virus control the disease.

AIDS virus in monkeys much older than thought: Study

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 00:00

Scientists said the simian immunodeficiency virus -- is probably between 32,000 and 75,000 years old.

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