• Home
  • Natural Hosts of SIV

Natural Hosts of SIV

Natural Hosts of SIV
  • Author : Aftab A. Ansari
  • Publsiher : Newnes
  • Release : 04 July 2014
  • ISBN : 0124051677
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
GET THIS BOOKNatural Hosts of SIV

Summary:
Natural Hosts of SIV: Implications in AIDS thoroughly reviews the possible mechanisms by which African nonhuman primate natural hosts of lentiviruses remain essentially disease-free while other hosts exhibit disease and death. The book ultimately indicates directions for further research and potential translations of this compelling phenomenon into novel approaches to treat and prevent HIV. When Asian non-human primate non-natural hosts are experimentally infected with viruses isolated from African species, disease and death normally results. Meanwhile, these African nonhuman primate natural hosts maintain similar levels of plasma and cellular viremia and exhibit compellingly different, essentially disease-free, states. This work attempts to answer the question of how the natural host remains disease resistant. Summarizes the past 30 years of research in this field and describes the latest developments in AIDS research using nonhuman primate animal models Provides insights into how this large body of scientific work can be translated into novel approaches to treat and prevent HIV Highlights the areas that merit future pursuit, focusing on potential applications for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection


Natural Hosts of SIV

Natural Hosts of SIV
  • Author : Aftab A. Ansari,Guido Silvestri
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 04 July 2014
GET THIS BOOKNatural Hosts of SIV

Natural Hosts of SIV: Implications in AIDS thoroughly reviews the possible mechanisms by which African nonhuman primate natural hosts of lentiviruses remain essentially disease-free while other hosts exhibit disease and death. The book ultimately indicates directions for further research and potential translations of this compelling phenomenon into novel approaches to treat and prevent HIV. When Asian non-human primate non-natural hosts are experimentally infected with viruses isolated from African species, disease and death normally results. Meanwhile, these African nonhuman primate natural


Savanna Monkeys

Savanna Monkeys
  • Author : Trudy R. Turner,Christopher A. Schmitt,Jennifer Danzy Cramer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 21 March 2019
GET THIS BOOKSavanna Monkeys

Living across Africa and the Caribbean, this widely dispersed primate population must adapt to different environmental challenges. How do members of the genus Chlorocebus live in desert-like conditions and in areas with freezing temperatures and snow in winter? This book examines the ways these primates adapt genetically, hormonally, physically and behaviourally to their changing landscapes. It features summary chapters for major topics such as behavioural ecology, life history, taxonomy, genetics and ethnoprimatology. Shorter essays supplement the work, with experts detailing


AIDS Pathogenesis

AIDS Pathogenesis
  • Author : H. Schuitemaker,Frank Miedema
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 31 March 2000
GET THIS BOOKAIDS Pathogenesis

Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus is characterized by the destruction of the host immune system as also reflected by a progressive loss of CD4-positive T-cells. This finally results in the host's incapacity to deal with opportunistic infections and the immune surveillance of tumors, a clinical status known as the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The book AIDS Pathogenesis provides the reader with a complete overview of the clinical course of HIV-1 infection. It describes the clinical aspects of primary


Encyclopedia of AIDS

Encyclopedia of AIDS
  • Author : Thomas J. Hope,Douglas Richman,Mario Stevenson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 22 February 2018
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of AIDS

For the first time, the world’s experts in HIV-AIDS have come together to publish the Encyclopedia of AIDS. The work features over 4000 A-Z entries including medical, cultural, social, and pharmacological essays. The Pathology entries cover the various types of HIV-related illnesses, including those that are and are not AIDS-defining. Many of the conditions that are AIDS-defining illnesses have their own entries or are cross-referenced to a generic entry in which several related conditions are discussed (such as enteric diseases



Models of Protection Against HIV/SIV

Models of Protection Against HIV/SIV
  • Author : Gianfranco Pancino,Guido Silvestri,Keith R. Fowke
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 01 January 2012
GET THIS BOOKModels of Protection Against HIV/SIV

A successful vaccine for the prevention and/or immunotherapy against HIV/AIDS is one of the prominent challenges of the 21st century. To date, all human vaccine trials against this virus/disease have resulted in failure, or at best have shown very low efficacy. The scientific community dealing with HIV/AIDS has unanimously proposed a focus on basic science, with the intention of identifying correlates of protection that can serve as guides in developing and evaluating vaccine preparation. However, Nature


Viral Sex

Viral Sex
  • Author : Jaap Goudsmit
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 26 February 1998
GET THIS BOOKViral Sex

Leading AIDS researcher Jaap Goudsmit illuminates the origins and nature of the world's most lethal epidemic. Goudsmit takes us on a journey from the African rainforest to ancient Egypt to pioneering research labs in the U.S. and Europe. Impeccably researched, VIRAL SEX instills readers with a new sense of the urgent need to contain HIV and other similarly lethal viruses. Illustrated.


Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Committee on Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 13 July 2003
GET THIS BOOKOccupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates

The field of occupational health and safety constantly changes, especially as it pertains to biomedical research. New infectious hazards are of particular importance at nonhuman-primate facilities. For example, the discovery that B virus can be transmitted via a splash on a mucous membrane raises new concerns that must be addressed, as does the discovery of the Reston strain of Ebola virus in import quarantine facilities in the U.S. The risk of such infectious hazards is best managed through a


Wildlife Disease Ecology

Wildlife Disease Ecology
  • Author : Kenneth Wilson,Andy Fenton,Dan Tompkins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 30 November 2019
GET THIS BOOKWildlife Disease Ecology

Introduces readers to key case studies that illustrate how theory and data can be integrated to understand wildlife disease ecology.


The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest
  • Author : David Quammen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 16 February 2015
GET THIS BOOKThe Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

In this "frightening and fascinating masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS. The real story of AIDS—how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people—is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and spread. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a



Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research

Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 04 August 1995
GET THIS BOOKNonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research

This book represents the most comprehensive publication of its type on nonhuman primates. It also provides basic information on the biology and management of primates for anyone responsible for the care and use of these animals. A related book on primate diseases will be published in 1996. Stresses the following major topics: Biology and medical management Reproductive physiology and breeding Nutrition Biohazards


Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation

Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Author : Prashant K. Srivastava,Sudhir Kumar Singh,U. C. Mohanty,Tad Murty
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 27 April 2020
GET THIS BOOKTechniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation

A comprehensive guide to managing and mitigating natural disasters Recent years have seen a surge in the number, frequency, and severity of natural disasters, with further increases expected as the climate continues to change. However, advanced computational and geospatial technologies have enabled the development of sophisticated early warning systems and techniques to predict, manage, and mitigate disasters.Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation explores different approaches to forecasting disasters and provides guidance on mitigation and adaptation strategies. Volume highlights


Xenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Xenograft Transplantation: Ethical Issues and Public Policy
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 12 August 1996
GET THIS BOOKXenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation involves the transplantation of cells, tissues, and whole organs from one species to another. Interest in animal-to-human xenotransplants has been spurred by the continuing shortage of donated human organs and by advances in knowledge concerning the biology of organ and tissue rejection. The scientific advances and promise, however, raise complex questions that must be addressed. This book considers the scientific and medical feasibility of xenotransplantation and explores the ethical and public policy issues surrounding the possibility of renewed clinical


Immunopathology and Immunomodulation

Immunopathology and Immunomodulation
  • Author : Krassimir Metodiev
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 18 November 2015
GET THIS BOOKImmunopathology and Immunomodulation

This book is a continuation of the efforts of InTech to expand the scientific know-how in the field of immunopathology and bring valuable updated information to medical professionals and researchers. It consists of chapters related to various approaches to investigate the unique role of the immune system in response to different clinical disorders. The international team of authors is the bonus of the book, reflecting the rapid development of immunology and new achievements in medical science. We firmly hope that