Jan - June 2010
Scar tissue process revealed
11th June 2010
Research on mice has revealed the process which limits the accumulation of excessive scar tissue.
The ultimate mouse gene study
10th June 2010
A global effort announced recently could lead to the ultimate mouse model of human disease. The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) aims to explain and share the functions of genes in mice.
The Marks & Spencer bunnies
9th June 2010
Some may have seen the full page advert by the retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), with pictures of rabbits, proclaiming its commitment not to test cosmetics or household products on animals.
The Animal Protection Party and the UK General Election
4th June 2010
Just over a month has passed since the 2010 General Elections and the resulting Coalition government is beginning to outline their new policies.
Tremors caused by spinal malfunction
1st June 2010
The mechanism which causes severe tremors in people with Parkinson's disease could be controlled through the spine, research on monkeys suggests.
RSPCA and LASA produce new guidelines
27th May 2010
Ethical Review Process (ERP) bodies within animal research institutions now have the tools to "develop more efficient and effective processes".
Mystery of lithium action solved
26th May 2010
The mechanism by which lithium works to reduce inflammation in the brain has been discovered in a study on rats.
New grants for science teachers
25th May 2010
No understanding of how science works is complete without some knowledge of the way we use research animals.
Stem cell hope for deafness
19th May 2010
Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest.
Dogs knees hold sporting injury clue
18th May 2010
Canine genetics may be able to explain why both humans and dogs develop ligament injuries.