Archive for July 23rd, 2009

Chimps Not Immune to HIV

A team of researchers have discovered that chimpanzees in Tanzania die from a disease that is similar to AIDS, which they hope could lead to new insights about the disease and eventually to the development of a HIV vaccine.The nine-year study, which was published in the British research journal Nature, showed that chimps that are infected by certain strains of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (or SIV, the precursor to HIV), die 10 to 16 times more frequently compared to uninfected chimps.The findin…