Jan - June 2014
Standing up for Science
29th April 2014
Tom Holder (Speaking of Research) has an article published by the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). Below are the opening paragraphs, this link takes you to the full article.
First gene therapy trial for deafness
24th April 2014
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.
Brain tumour cells burst by potential new treatment
1st April 2014
Scientists have exploited an unusual feature of brain cancer cells which makes them burst when exposed to a substance called Vacquinol-1.
24th March 2014
Transplants get rejected, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly.
Openness in animal research news
19th March 2014
Defences come down as animal testers dare to say they’re proud...
Debbie Vincent guilty of conspiracy to blackmail
18th March 2014
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) activist, Debbie Vincent, was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court today.
17th March 2014
Launching during National Science Week (15-24 March), Open Labs is the start of a three-year programme during which hundreds of school children will tour research facilities, meet scientists and veterinarians, and see the animals at the centre of the research.
Vaccine could protect against cancer caused by organ transplants
3rd March 2014
People who have received organ transplants are 250 times more likely to develop non-melanoma skin cancer than the normal population.
Mice use minimised by mini-liver break through
26th February 2014
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in science (the 3Rs).
42 thousand red-listed turtles taken per year
24th February 2014
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.