July - Dec 2012
University of Leicester opens new animal facility
28th September 2012
Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor of Leicester unveiled a new £16 million animal research laboratory offering state of the art facilities today.
In diabetes, beta-cells don’t die, they regress
19th September 2012
New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes.
Wendy Jarrett to be new UAR CEO
17th September 2012
UAR's governing council is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Jarrett as the new CEO of UAR.
Deaf Gerbils hear after stem cell treatment
12th September 2012
Gerbils are paving the way for exciting new treatments for auditory neuropathy, a currently incurable form of deafness suffered by 1 in 8 people with profound hearing loss.
Alzheimer’s blocked in mice by gene deletion
11th September 2012
Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
UK Bioscience Sector lobbies parliament
10th September 2012
Representatives from the UK Bioscience Sector met with Members of Parliament this evening in an event to explain the changes to Animal Welfare legislation coming to the UK.
UAR sets up Science Action Network
7th September 2012
Brushing your teeth – 25 minutes per week.
Mice regain sense of smell after gene therapy
6th September 2012
Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose.
Does how much you eat affect how long you live?
4th September 2012
It has been a long-held belief that a restricted diet prolongs life.
The Big Biology Giveaway
3rd September 2012
Understanding Animal Research will be joining the Society of Biology, The Biochemical Society, The British Pharmacological Society and many others to present the very first Big Biology Giveaway at Charles Darwin House on Monday 17 September.