Research & medical benefits
Is COVID-19 isolation making your dog as anxious as you?
3rd April 2020
Warning signs of the coronavirus: why we knew about it and couldn't stop it
18th March 2020
What happened to wildlife after Chernobyl?
3rd March 2020
The benefits and risks of neutering pets
25th February 2020
Plastics are ruining the sex-lives of worms and could be affecting yours too
28th January 2020
To study the brain we need monkeys
14th December 2019
Respiratory disease: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5th November 2019
Drug Discovery with Venom
30th October 2019
Bony research: how zebrafish are helping osteoarthritis research
12th October 2019
Animals Help us Understand Motor Neurone Disease
21st June 2019
By Mandy Spencer, Research Information Co-ordinator at the Motor Neurone Disease Association
How sickle cell protects against Malaria
19th June 2019
Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people around the globe and is the 4th leading cause of deaths in children in many developing countries.
Animals to humans, how blood saves lives
14th June 2019
Every year, over 88 million blood donations save lives across the globe – enough to fill 32 Olympic-sized swimming pools. But good quality blood is in short supply so researchers seek to get around the worldwide blood shortage and make blood donations as we know them obsolete.
Researching for a cure for multiple sclerosis
31st May 2019
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults, particularly women, around the world with around 2.3 million people living with MS globally. In MS, the protective insulating myelin sheaths that cover nerve fibres in the brain and the spinal cord are destroyed.
Researching stroke using zebrafish
24th May 2019
Dr Paul Kasher from Manchester University is trying to understand the immediate pathological responses to stroke in the brain and is screening for potential drugs to treat these responses by using zebrafish larvae to model what happens in a human.
How do you study stress in an animal?
2nd May 2019
“When you do stress research you need to think about two elements: how do I induce stress, how do I measure the consequences of it?”