Monkeys To the Rescue

In the news:
"Monkey vaccine hints at how to stop HIV"
By Ewen Callaway
nature.com
January 4, 2012


False-color transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of two virions or virus particles of the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The viruses appear as small orange spheres with dark blue cores. SIV is responsible for an AIDS-like syndrome in monkeys, and is related to a second, more recently identified type of human AIDS virus, called human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2). Magnification: x70,000 at 6x 4.5cm size.

Credit:
A. Barry Dowsett / Photo Researchers, Inc.

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