Jan - June 2010
New treatment targets source of asthma
18th May 2010
Lowering the production of specific immune cells could prevent asthma attacks, research on mice shows.
Council agrees stricter rules for animal experimentation
13th May 2010
The European Council of Ministers has announced agreement on the draft Directive for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes.
Pigs are a new ideal model for cystic fibrosis
12th May 2010
The cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) is becoming clearer after scientists used pigs as models instead of mice.
First trials for stem cell transplant into human spine
7th May 2010
Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.
Broccoli chemical kills cancer cells
6th May 2010
A chemical in broccoli can kill breast cancer cells and halt tumour growth, accroding to new research on mice.
Hormone injection fights bone death
3rd May 2010
Bone death, a side effect of steroid medication, could be prevented according to new studies using rabbits.
Chilli-like chemical part of the pain pathway
29th April 2010
A group of substances similar to those that give chillies their kick are part of the body's pain mechanism, research on mice has shown.
Study points to new cell culprit for epilepsy
28th April 2010
In the past, research on epilepsy has focused on nerve cells, or neurons.
Artificial skin graft success
21st April 2010
Artificial human skin developed in the laboratory has been successfully grafted onto mice.
Parties outline their stances on animal research
21st April 2010
As the election manifestos from the political parties have been published, we have been having a look to see what they have to say about animal research.