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Monkey vaccine offers new hope to AIDS patients

May 12, 2011

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I’ve found it very difficult to write this week. The intention has been there but there’s been no will. I’ve just finished my end of year exams which monopolised most of my time cramming and has left me feeling brain drained and I’ve also had a family funeral – my dear uncle died of cancer […]

Chimpanzees can develop AIDS

March 9, 2011

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As I spend more time learning about research carried out in the scientific world, I realise there are a wealth of stories that just never manage to penetrate the mainstream media. The attitude of so many news editors is surprising blinkered and aloof, as I found out last year when I tried to pitch my […]

Petition calls for US government to stop testing on chimps

March 6, 2011

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The debate about chimpanzees being used for medical research reached boiling point this week, as campaigners in the United States filed a legal petition. The row is over the fate of 14 chimpanzees who were allegedly moved illegally from a colony of 186 “research” chimpanzees that live in Alamogordo┬áPrimate Facility – AFP, (formerly the Coulston […]

The AIDS virus

December 21, 2010

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When I was a little girl with pigtails, believe it or not, I wanted to grow up to be a biochemist. I loved chemistry at school and I wanted a long career mixing; testing chemicals and creating new compounds. My teacher was a big influence, he was a bit of a maverick and had all […]