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1 January 1970

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Rejection reduced by animal research

Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem.
Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem. We also hear how research with mice has reduced… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rejection-reduced-by-animal-research/

Myeloid leukaemia slowed in mice

Experiments using cell cultures and mice have shown how a recently-developed class of chemicals slows the progression of a type of blood cancer, and significantly extends the lifespan of affected mice.
Experiments using cell cultures and mice have shown how a recently-developed class of chemicals slows the progression of a type of blood cancer, and significantly extends the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/myeloid-leukaemia-slowed-in-mice/

The making of 'A day in the life of an animal technologist'

We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time.
We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time. Not least to have some video material that puts the record straight about the way animals involved in research are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-making-of-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-animal-technologist/

New antibody protects monkeys from deadly Hendra virus

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year.
A new antibody treatment protects monkeys from the deadly Hendra virus. It is the first medicine to be developed to treat the virus which kills over half the humans it infects.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-antibody-protects-monkeys-from-deadly-hendra-virus/

Of mice and men - new video

Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease.
Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease. These are edited versions of live presentations filmed live at the British Science Festival,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-men-new-video/

Spine repair allows rats to breathe again

Injuries that damage the spinal cord at the top of the neck can damage the nerve connections between the respiratory centre in the brain and the diaphragm muscles that we need to breathe normally.
Injuries that damage the spinal cord at the top of the neck can damage the nerve connections between the respiratory centre in the brain and the diaphragm muscles that we need to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/spine-repair-allows-rats-to-breathe-again/

#ww Animal models: Inside the minds of mice and men

Monya Baker has given us a good and useful read. Her article in Nature provides many examples of animal models for human conditions and gives a clear appraisal of their value.
Monya Baker has given us a good and useful read. Her article in Nature provides many examples of animal models for human conditions and gives a clear appraisal of their value.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-animal-models-inside-the-minds-of-mice-and-men/

Protein linked to cancer

Research in mice has shown how the over expression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide.
Research in mice has shown how the overexpression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide. Normally, when a cell's DNA is damaged, the cell has… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-cancer/

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