AIDS – like Disease in Monkeys Prevented by Vaccine Monkeys that carry SIV usually die within two years of infection ... rather than the establishment of chronic infection.” This research is a ray of hope in the long battle with AIDS. According to an United Nations annual report on the AIDS epidemic ... 09/25/2013 - 1:18 am | View Link
HIV-Similar Virus Cured in Monkeys Having been injected with the SIVmac239 virus, the animals should die within two years but survived ... Many years have passed since scientists waged a crusade of research to eradicate the disease; they have tried several methods, from folk medicines ... 09/13/2013 - 7:57 am | View Link
The best holiday snaps ever? Photographer captures amazing wildlife shots in Africa In one image an elephant is seen giving himself a refreshing dust bath, coating himself in dirt to protect his hide from insects and intense heat. Another moving photograph shows a baby elephant, who had got lost, tugging on its mother's truck moments ... 08/25/2011 - 11:32 pm | View Link
Gene Therapy Cures Color Blindness in Monkeys This realization will open the way for new research on treating a wide range of eye disorders in adults. Study coauthor Jay Neitz says the findings could, theoretically, lead to work that goes beyond curing eye diseases, and forges ahead into eye enhancements. 09/15/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Low-Calorie Diet Staves off Aging & Death in Monkeys It’s been a big week on the longevity front: First, scientists found that an immunosuppresant drug called rapamycin extended the lifespan of mice. Now, a 20-year-long study reported in the journal Science shows that a diet 30 percent lower in calories ... 07/8/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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Scared Monkeys News, information and commentary on current events, politics pop culture and lifestyles. 07/28/2014 - 4:36 am | View Website
Autopsy | Scared Monkeys Missing California Firefighter Michael Herdman Found Dead One Mile Away From Where He was Last Seen Alive (Update: Coroner Rules Death Accidental) 07/27/2014 - 4:54 pm | View Website
Thirteenth Monkey The question that i have wondered for decades – which capitalist company would become the ‘final capitalist’ company on top of the pyramid of global ... 07/27/2014 - 8:48 am | View Website
monkey's uncle — notes on human ecology, population, and ... It’s been a long time since I’ve written in monkey’s uncle. Life has gotten pretty busy and my seeming inability to write brief entries has led me to neglect ... 07/27/2014 - 5:34 am | View Website
It's been a long, negative week. Take a minute and be inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's honest, thought-provoking and daring speech to young Africans.
First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family's African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the "blood of Africa" runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.
Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session.
The subject of Peggy Noonan's hand-wringing today is the increase in America's political polarization. Why are we more divided now? Noonan has a theory -- and it's a crock:
My concern the past few decades has been that we've lost or are losing some of that give, that divisions are sharper and deeper now in part because many of the issues that separate us are so piercing and personal.