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Trials to vaccinate wild apes due to start next month

March 26, 2011

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During the last two decades scientists say the Ebola virus has killed around one-third of the world’s gorillas and tens of thousands of chimpanzees.┬áIn the next decade they predict that the death toll may rise to half of the world’s gorilla population. One American scientist from California wants to protect these endangered primates by vaccinating […]

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 […]