Re: [EF!] HIV Vaccine Shows Promise
- More pathetic crap from the "lets kill animals" lobby.
Its interesting to note on experiments with apes that a number of years ago
a new epilepsy drug was created which cured epilepsy in baboons (sorry I
can't remember the name of the drug but if anyone is really interested
e-mail me privately and I'll try and dig out the details for you).
Now okay I know baboons don't actually suffer from epilepsy and the
condition had to be artificially created in the baboons in the first place
to cure, but hey, once the drug was formed it was great. It cured the
baboons artificially created epilepsy no end.
The only problem was the drug had no effect on humans.
Well okay when I say "no effect" I lie. In most humans in had no effect.
In a small number of humans it had some positive results. And in a small
number of humans it made the epilepsy worse!
Now what was really interesting was that prior to the creation of this
baboon epilepsy drug there were already TWO drugs in existence that were
used to treat epilepsy in humans. However these humans drugs had no effect
what so ever on the baboons.
The moral of the story being that animal tests tell us about animals. Not
humans. Its only when the fraudulent science of animal experiments in
abolished that we will see real advancement in medical knowledge.
----- Original Message -----
From: radman <resist@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 10:10 PM
Subject: [EF!] HIV Vaccine Shows Promise
> HIV Vaccine Shows Promise
> A new gene therapy for HIV is yielding positive results in monkeys.
> But investigators say more research on animals is necessary before they
> can test the treatment on humans.
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