July - Dec 2012
How it’s possible to sleep through surgery
12th November 2012
Experiments using mice have revealed how our brain goes to sleep during general anaesthesia.
Lung cancer protein could be a target for new therapy
9th November 2012
Scientists have discovered a protein on the surface of cancerous lung cells that could be the target for a new therapy.
Help stop EDM from stifling research
8th November 2012
Animal rights groups have been busy as of late convincing MPs to sign their new Early Day Motion (EDM).
Blood vessel stem cells found
26th October 2012
Scientists have discovered stem cells in blood vessel walls that are able to form whole new vessels when transplanted into mice.
Low calorie diet and longer life span linked by hormone
26th October 2012
The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice.
David Willetts opens press conference on attitudes to animal research
18th October 2012
The Science Media Centre and Understanding Animal Research held a press conference today to discuss the latest mori poll data on the public attitude to animal research.
Animals and the Nobel Prize
16th October 2012
Last week, the invaluable contributions made to modern medicine by two pairs of scientists were recognised in the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine to Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka and the Prize for Chemistry to Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka
Xenopus frogs star in 2012 Nobel Prize
8th October 2012
This morning the Nobel Assembly announced that the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be shared by John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their “discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent”.
Alzheimer’s memory loss reversed in mice and fruit flies
4th October 2012
Parallel studies have found that blocking the activation of a receptor on the surface of neurons can reverse the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Big Biology Give-Away
28th September 2012
On Monday 19th September, 17 organisations and 50 science teachers from schools around London gathered here at Charles Darwin House to share and discuss biology resources at the Big Biology Give-Away.