Tag: "chimpanzees" at medical news
Primate bushmeat : Populations exposed to simian immunodeficiency viruses
...rs of primate lentiviruses from species other than chimpanzees
and sooty mangabeys has to be considered. This risk can only be assessed by studying the prevalence, diversity and geographic distribution of SIVinfections in wild primate populations in this part of the world. A team of researchers from IRD and pro...
Researchers uncover brain patterns that differentiate humans from chimpanzees
...cted from humans and non-human primates (including chimpanzees
and macaque monkeys), allowing the researchers to ...ession differences at least five times faster than chimpanzees
and distancing themselves from their nearest cousin. A similar trend appeared when the scientists e...
Study highlights need for hepatitis C vaccine
...fection. However, HCV infection and vaccination in chimpanzees
has been shown to reduce the magnitude and duration of symptoms after reinfection. David Thomas and colleagues from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, aimed to establish whether similar immunity could be achieved in man. From a study ...
Non-human molecule is absorbed by eating red meat according to study by UCSD researchers
..., M.D. They showed that humans are different from chimpanzees
and other great apes in not having the enzyme responsible for producing Neu5Gc, which is also found on the cell surfaces of other non-human mammals. The group showed that this biochemical difference was due to a human-specific mutation in the gene e...
Ebola virus a threat to great ape populations
...smitted to humans mainly by carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees
and duikers (Bovidae), provokes haemorrhagic fever... to certain susceptible species, such as gorillas, chimpanzees
and duikers (Bovidae). A second stems from humans infected through contact with infected carcasses o...
Myosin mutant points to human origins
...ears ago, after the lineages leading to humans and chimpanzees
diverged. Shortly thereafter, roughly 2.0 million years ago, the less muscled, larger brained skulls of the earliest known members of the genus Homo start to appear in the fossil record. From this the investigators postulated that the first early ho...
Advances emerging in hepatitis management
...s activity in vitro, and has suppressed viremia in chimpanzees
infected with chronic human-derived HCV-1. This preliminary human study is of treatment-nave or experienced adults with HCV-1-associated chronic hepatitis C. A total of 48 patients divided into 12-patient cohorts (randomized 10:2) received NM283 or ...