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12 September 2018
BPRC in the media

BPRC in the media


2 August 2018
BPRC ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT 2017

BPRC ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT 2017


We are pleased to present the BPRC 2017 Annual Scientific Report

16 January 2018
First new breakthrough in malaria research in thirty years

First new breakthrough in malaria research in thirty years


Genetic properties of dormant form of malaria parasites understood at last

Thirty years after the discovery that certain types of malaria create so-called 'dormant' parasites, we have finally obtained a greater insight into their genetic properties. This constitutes a major breakthrough in our search for new medications, which are badly needed in our fight against this serious disease.

7 November 2017
Discovery of a new great ape species

Discovery of a new great ape species


An international research team (with material supported by BPRC) has discovered a new orangutan species on Sumatra. The highlands of this Indonesian island, harbour a great ape species that is described by the researchers * as the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis). With only an estimated 800 tapanuli alive this is the most endangered great ape species in the world.

24 October 2017
PhD awarded to Jordon Dunham at Groningen University

PhD awarded to Jordon Dunham at Groningen University


On 18 October 2017 Jordon Dunham successfully defended his thesis entitled `Translational Multiple Sclerosis Research in Primates`.

18 August 2017
Genetic code of the monkey malaria parasite Plasmodium cynomolgi deciphered

Genetic code of the monkey malaria parasite Plasmodium cynomolgi deciphered


Plasmodium cynomolgi (P. cynomolgi) is closely related to the people malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax. This parasite causes each year millions of serious illnesses in endemic areas.

18 August 2017
Testing of new innovative HIV vaccines

Testing of new innovative HIV vaccines


The development of an efficacious HIV-1 vaccine remains a global priority to prevent new cases of HIV-1 infection. Of the six HIV-1 efficacy trials to date, only one has demonstrated partial efficacy, and the immune correlates analysis of this trial revealed a role for binding antibodies and antibody Fc mediated effector functions.

18 August 2017
More knowledge of the macaque MHC system

More knowledge of the macaque MHC system


The MHC system plays a central role in the recognition of pathogens. Most genes of the MHC system in humans and monkeys are very variable and can especially in Old World apes, such as macaques, occur in different numbers. Therefore, when testing new therapies for diseases in experimental animals it is important to know the variability and numbers of MHC genes of these animals.

18 August 2017
Bonobos show limited genetic variation in intron 2 of MHC class I

Bonobos show limited genetic variation in intron 2 of MHC class I


MHC class I molecules play a central role in the defense of viruses. The study of the DNA that encodes the MHC can teach us a lot about the effects of pathogens on our immune system.

14 August 2017
No selection against offspring with limited variation in the immune system

No selection against offspring with limited variation in the immune system


There are indications that partner choice of people is unconsciously focused on ensuring a progeny that is well-armed against pathogens. The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is a component of the immunesystem which plays an important role in the recognition of pathogens.

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