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Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...efore injecting into the nonhuman primates such as monkeys to make sure that it is safe before using them in humans. And even though nearly everyone is immune to reovirus, there is still "justified concern" about the safety of injecting the virus directly into the brains of people according to Dr. Matthias ...

Scientific markers of aging described

...s monkeys. They followed the men for 22 years, the monkeys for 12. The monkeys were in two groups - one following a normal diet, the other on calorie restriction. The latter tende...

New AIDS vaccine may be in the offing

...r AIDS drugs. The study which was carried// out on monkeys showed promising results, and if confirmed and ada...us into monkeys, infected with the same virus. The monkeys which would quickly die in normal conditions, were alive and did not get sick - at least for the 34-...

New genital gel could empower women against the AIDS epidemic

...man cells. This blocker, in its initial testing in monkeys was found to curb sexual transmission of HIV betwe...lls. They found that when this product was used in monkeys two hours before sex, it prevented infection in 9 out of 12 monkeys, while 12 out of 13 monkeys were...

Even mid-life diet change can extend life

...ere are diet restriction studies now underway with monkeys and all the indications appear the same [as with mice, rats and fruit flies]." James R. Carey, a University of California, Davis, researcher who studies the biology of aging, said the Partridge study is "important to the field," but does not provi...

Exercise Affects Alertness

...al changes in the brain. Researchers say they used monkeys for their study because they did not want environm...in the control group. During one training session, monkeys who exercised learned how to take a performance test much quicker than those that did not exercise. ...

Ebola Treatment Shows Promise

...f Infectious Diseases tested the treatment in nine monkeys who were intentionally infected with the virus. Three additional monkeys were infected with the virus but received no treatment and served as controls. Results show the trea...

New Vaccine for SARS Coming Soon

...rs for Disease Control and Prevention injected six monkeys with a genetically altered cold virus that is simi...ed SARS-CoV, was discovered earlier this year. The monkeys were given a second vaccine 28 days later, and researchers used two monkeys to serve as control subj...

Experimental SARS Vaccine

...involving eight African green monkeys. Four of the monkeys were // immunized against the SARS virus using an ...f the coronavirus that causes SARS. The other four monkeys did not receive the vaccine. About a month later, all were deliberately infected with SARS. Results...

Hormone therapy may affect heart attack severity in women

...lleagues, showed promising signs after research in monkeys suggested //that the type of progestin in hormonal...rapy, with the progestin in Femhrt. One group of monkeys where given estrogen and the Femhrt progestin, while a second group where given estrogen and the Pre...

The Benefits Of Soy

New research in monkeys shows a diet high in soy could be good for the hea...use. In one study researchers say they found that monkeys that fed on a soy-based diet had better cholesterol levels compared to monkeys who ate a diet of mil...

The Impact of Stress Early In Life

... the impacts of early childhood stress. The infant monkeys were divided into three groups. The first group wa...re less social going into their adult lives. These monkeys also displayed less social dominance in group settings. In contrast, monkeys separated at 1 month ol...

In Search Of A New Drug To Target Cholesterol

...-- actually had the same rates of heart disease as monkeys who ate saturated, or so-called “bad” fats. Thus researchers suspect that monounsaturated fats, while reducing levels of “bad” cholesterol, are more susceptible to ACAT2. Thus in conclusion researchers say they hope that in the future their findings...

In Search Of A New Drug To Target Cholesterol

...-- actually had the same rates of heart disease as monkeys who ate saturated, or so-called "bad" fats. Thus researchers suspect that monounsaturated fats, while reducing levels of “bad” cholesterol, are more susceptible to ACAT2. Thus in conclusion researchers say they hope that in the future their findings...

New findings come to light about monkeypox

...d been so named because it was first identified in monkeys in the laboratory. The symptoms of the disease are usually similar to smallpox, but are mild by nature. However unlike smallpox, this condition causes the lymph glands to swell. In 2003 there were cases of monkeypox reported in US where the people g...

Monkeys offer genetic clues to adult blindness

A genetic link between rhesus monkeys with macular degeneration and humans// could help ...er researchers, studied seven genetic sites in the monkeys that correspond to human chromosomes linked to macular disease. One of the areas, the findings con...

Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People

...n new memories and to access recent memories. In monkeys with lesions in the hippocampus, it had been shown...ning certain tasks over a certain time period, the monkeys can learn the tasks at a normal rate, apparently as habits. Researchers had speculated that humans ...

Pause as you please

...ths. The new drugs were tested on rhesus macaque monkeys because the bodily mechanisms controlling their periods are identical to those of humans. This means the treatments should be available to women very soon, the researchers say. All animals treated, regardless of the dose given, remained in good healt...

With New Drug To Fight Against Sleeping, Your Increment Is Not Far Away

...night. The drug effects were studied in a group of monkeys to find out the level of improvement to perform ta...72 hours for humans. The performance level of the monkeys remained the same after the drug was taken. Surprisingly, there was no decline in the function as ex...

Treatment For Reversal Of Effects Of Sleep Deprivation In Brain

...icals. The researchers first tested normal, alert monkeys on a matching task similar to a video game. Each m...to six different images to get a juice reward. The monkeys were then given varying doses of the drug and re-tested. At the highest dose tested, the drug improv...

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