Jan - June 2012
Pain makes the heart grow stronger
17th April 2012
Scientists working with both mice and people have found that painkillers could actually hinder the body’s recovery after a heart attack.
12th April 2012
A group of mice have returned to Earth after a record-breaking 91-day mission.
Gene therapy for sickle cell
3rd April 2012
Gene therapy has been developed in mice to treat sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia.
Predictive power of the parallel approach
3rd April 2012
An innovative approach to clinical trials could improve the predictive power of both human trials and animal studies, bringing both patient and animal welfare benefits.
Secret of stroke recovery?
28th March 2012
By genetically deleting a set of molecules in the brains of mice, scientists have significantly improved the speed of recovery following stroke.
Bone marrow transplant reverses Rett
26th March 2012
A serious type of autism has been successfully treated in mice by bone marrow transplant.
Fat cells reprogrammed to burn energy
23rd March 2012
Scientists have found a 'molecular switch' that turns fat cells from energy-storing cells into energy-burning cells.
Scientists 'read' mouse brains
22nd March 2012
By imaging the brains of mice whilst they navigated a virtual maze, scientists have identified unique nerve activity that allows them to predict which way the mouse will turn next.
The making of 'A day in the life of an animal technologist'
21st March 2012
We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time.
Vitamin E causes weak bones in mice
16th March 2012
Scientists have found that feeding mice a diet high in vitamin E weakens the animals' bones.