Latest Simian immunodeficiency virus Stories
It appears that an AIDS-like disease that was considered to be harmless to chimpanzees can infect the apes and kill them as well.
Researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, contributed key comparative data for a landmark study showing African wild chimpanzees infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-1-like virus, die prematurely and develop hallmarks of HIV-1 infection and AIDS.
A research team may have broken the stubborn impasse that has frustrated the invention of an effective HIV vaccine, by using an approach that bypasses the usual path followed by vaccine developers.
--Gene Transfer Technology May Lead to an HIV Vaccine-- PHILADELPHIA, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team may have broken the stubborn impasse that has frustrated the invention of an effective HIV vaccine, by using an approach that bypasses the usual path followed by vaccine developers.
The ancestors of the simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) that jumped from chimpanzees and monkeys, and ignited the HIV/AIDS pandemic in humans, have been dated to just a few centuries ago.
A potential treatment for HIV may one day help people who are not responding to Anti-Retroviral Therapy, suggests new research published tomorrow in The Journal of Immunology.
The relentless search for a vaginal gel to avert the AIDS virus got some good news on Wednesday, when scientists reported that a low-cost, common compound protected monkeys from a lethal variation of HIV.
BioReliance announces the introduction of its new protein array platform that offers greater sensitivity, reduced testing time and reliable results. The platform, brand-named ReliArray(TM), can simultaneously screen for four non-human pathogens in animal serum.
U.S. scientists say a paradoxical discovery might help explain why some species can live with immunodeficiency viruses that never progress to AIDS.
The sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World Monkey that can be found throughout the area stretching from Senegal to eastern Ghana. Its other common names include the white-naped mangabey, the white-crowned mangabey, and the white-collared mangabey, which causes some confusion with the collared mangabey. There are currently two recognized subspecies of this mangabey, although they can be considered distinct species. The sooty mangabey resides in forests within its range, preferring...
Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...
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