Jan - June 2012
Chemical treats multiple sclerosis
24th May 2012
Scientists have isolated the chemical responsible for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in mice using stem cells and uncovered the mechanism through which it acts.
Paralysed patients control robotic arm by thought alone
17th May 2012
A patient paralysed from the neck down following a stroke has served herself a cup of coffee for the first time in 15 years, using a robotic arm controlled by her own thoughts.
European Directive 2010/63/EU: UK government responds
17th May 2012
The Government has responded to the public consultation on the options for transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU, here.
Brain cell death switched off
10th May 2012
Researchers have found a way of preventing cell death caused by plaques in the brains of mice.
Mutations allow bird flu to spread between people
8th May 2012
Some potentially lethal strains of flu are found in animal populations but do not spread easily to people.
Animal research crucial for future of the NHS
26th April 2012
Last month, Prime Minister David Cameron made a commitment to delivering major improvements in dementia care and research, doubling the budget for Alzheimer’s research in the UK to £66 million.
NEW! Classroom poster
25th April 2012
This month Understanding Animal Research will post out around 4,000 A1 posters to every secondary school and FE college in the country.
Gene therapy makes beating heart cells
24th April 2012
Scientists have repaired damaged heart tissue in mice using a newly developed gene therapy.
Blind mice see again after eye cell transplant
19th April 2012
Night-vision was restored after scientists transplanted light-sensitive cells into the eyes of mice.
New protein link to spinal muscular atrophy
18th April 2012
Research in fish suggests that lowered production of a key protein is responsible for the debilitating symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy.