Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Scientists make HIV strain that can infect monkeys

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Reuters
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus able to infect and multiply in monkeys in a step toward testing future vaccines in monkeys before trying them in people, according to a new study.

This strain of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, was developed by altering a single gene in the human version to allow it to infect a type of monkey called a pig-tailed macaque, the researchers said on Monday.

The genetically engineered virus, once injected into this monkey, proliferates almost as much as it does in people, but the animal ultimately suppresses it and the virus does not make it sick, they said.

(ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW)

Scientists make HIV strain that can infect monkeys obamadecept 340x169

The strain is called simian-tropic HIV-1, or stHIV-1.

Researchers hope to be able to test possible new AIDS drugs and vaccines in monkeys before trying them in people.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t

There is a “cousin” virus to HIV called SIV, or simian immunodeficiency virus, that causes a disease similar to AIDS in certain types of monkeys.

Full story here.

This article was posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 10:55 am





Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
Huge Victory Against Monsanto Revealed See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

NSA Insider Reveals Shocking Ebola News See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.