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AIDS vaccine using engineered herpes virus works in monkeys

Rhesus macaques have long been considered the prime model for AIDS vaccine research – as well as for understanding a host of other global infectious viruses such as Ebola, Zika, Dengue and malaria – because these monkeys’ immune systems are analogous to humans.

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Study: Sleep Deprivation Speeds Up Alzheimer’s Disease

The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, suggests that a lack of adequate sleep can advance Alzheimer's while good sleep could help maintain brain health.

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Gene therapy injection into spinal cord halts ALS in adult mice

Animal studies have already suggested that ALS can be prevented by replacing the mutated genes that cause some forms of the condition with normal versions. But delivering genes to nerve cells in the spine is a challenge.

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Brain scans from dozens of mice may reveal autism subtypes

Analyzing large numbers of autism mice, researchers have found that the mice cluster into subtypes based on brain structure and functional connectivity.

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A cure for cancer: how to kill a killer

Revolutionary work on the body’s immune system and a host of new drug trials mean that beating cancer may be achievable

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How Are Dogs Helping Us Cure Cancer in People?

The field of comparative oncology leverages other mammals’ cancers to develop better human treatments.

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A selfish gene makes mice into migrants

House mice carrying a specific selfish supergene move from one population to another much more frequently than their peers.

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Scientists develop novel vaccine for Lassa fever and rabies

A novel vaccine designed to protect people from both Lassa fever and rabies showed promise in preclinical testing, according to new research published in Nature Communications.

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