Recent news indicates that the Ebola virus is spreading throughout the northern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, including one case in Mbandaka, a city with a population of 1 million. Many people will remember the outbreak in 2014 that led to more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa. In efforts to curb a new outbreak, the … Continue reading Ebola Vaccine, four decades in the making
Research Roundup: Chimpanzees with Alzheimer’s, mice with autism, the shrinking bat genome and more
Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? You can send it to us via our Facebook page or through the contact form … Continue reading Research Roundup: Chimpanzees with Alzheimer’s, mice with autism, the shrinking bat genome and more
Should chimps have rights?
Steven M. Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project think so. In Wise’s own words, chimpanzees are complex, autonomous beings that should have the basic right “to be left alone.” Seeking a court’s support for their position, the organization petitioned New York courts for writs of habeas corpus on behalf of several chimpanzees they view as … Continue reading Should chimps have rights?
Scientists discover AIDS in Chimpanzees
The discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by the French scientists Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi in 1983, and the, and the subsequent confirmation by the American scientist Robert Gallo that it caused AIDS was a shock to doctors and scientists around the globe, and begged the question as to whether or not similar … Continue reading Scientists discover AIDS in Chimpanzees