July - Dec 2009
New MS treatment for spinal cord injury?
23rd November 2009
Researchers have made a step forward in treating nerve cells damaged in spinal cord injuries, using guinea pig tissues.
Unlimited supply of rare cells produced in the lab
18th November 2009
A new method to treat arthritis has proven successful in mice, and holds strong hopes for treating other autoimmune disorders.
Rock band unleashes violence tirade at UK gig
16th November 2009
We aren't sure if it's because it was Friday the 13th but unlucky Flaming Lips fans were faced with an unpleasant display at a gig in Portsmouth last week.
Lung tumour treatment shows promise
13th November 2009
Researchers have discovered a new medicine which is able to stop lung tumours from growing in mice, even eliminating them altogether in half of all cases.
Lords take balanced approach but concerns remain
12th November 2009
Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee.
Considering what it is to be human
10th November 2009
The Academy of Medical Sciences has launched a new project to examine the use of animals containing human material in scientific research.
Damaging effects of fat reversed
9th November 2009
Researchers have long known that overweight people are more likely to develop conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Gene therapy repairs damaged lungs
9th November 2009
Using outside-the-body gene therapy in pig and human lungs, researchers have repaired donated organs that were deemed too damaged to transplant.
Infiltration raises questions
2nd November 2009
The recent infiltration of a UK safety testing facility by an antivivisectionist raises many questions.
Gene therapy promise for muscular dystrophy
29th October 2009
Scientists have developed a new gene therapy successful in treating the most severe type of muscular dystrophy in mice.