Tag: "chimp" at medical news
Ancient Viral Defense may Explain Susceptibility to HIV: Study
...ll over the chimpanzee genome. In fact, when the chimp
genome was sequenced in 2005, it emerged that the largest difference between chimp
and human DNA was the presence of PtERV1. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ...
Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV
... million years after human lineage parted from the chimp
one. It appears that ancient hominids successfully evolved immunity to that virus, but in doing so were somehow left defenseless against HIV. The ancient virus, PtERV1, left relics of itself in the DNA of modern chimpanzees. All primates make TRIM5...
E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps
...ng in Kibale National Park, Uganda. One of the two chimp
groups has been the focus of two decades of research by international teams of scientists. The other is regularly visited by employees of a local tourism venture. Goldberg’s team compared strains of E. coli in the chimps to those of the Ugandans em...
A Human Brain Gene Could Hold Clues On The Evolution Of Brain Capacity
...hen devised a computational strategy for using the chimp
genome and comparative genomics to identify region... were only two differences between the chicken and chimp
genomes in HAR1's sequence of 118 bases (bases are subunits of DNA, the As, Cs, Ts, and Gs that spel...
SEMEN – More than just a sperm carrie
... test the semen of six chimpanzees. Unlike humans, chimp
females advertise their fertility with bright red ...s. Sure enough, compared to humans, the semen of chimp
males had significantly lower levels of FSH and no luteinising hormone whatsoever. Burch presented h...
HIV did not arise from polio vaccine
...legedly cultured in chimpanzee kidney cells. These chimp
cells, some say, may have been contaminated with t...s. The Wistar Institute has always denied that any chimp
cells were used in manufacturing its OPV. But the fact that mainstream researchers believe HIV aros...