1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Researchers have developed a single injection that is capable of producing long-term local anaesthesia in rats.
UK newspapers these days are full of political sleaze, economic woes and minor celebrities. But there is some good news too.
Studies using rats have linked chemicals released by tumours with depression.
Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.
The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of animals used, and the accuracy of current tests.
Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops.
Scientists have harnessed the power of magnetism to guide stem cells towards damaged tissue in rats.
Scientists know that the adult brain continues to create new nerve cells (neurons), but the reason why this happens is poorly understood.
Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists.
Loneliness and stress are more likely to cause breast cancer, a study using rats suggests.
A new study has shown that the food sweetener fructose can cause dangerous body fat deposits and trigger diabetes and heart disease in humans.
Patients who are unable to form blood clots could be aided by a newly designed blood cell, research on rats has found.
A gel made of compounds found naturally in the body could be used to grow new blood vessels, research on rats has shown.
Rays of light act as a potential trigger for migraine attacks, a study on rats has found.
Stroke victims could regain near complete restoration of movement thanks to a new drug, research on rats has shown.
Symptoms of depression caused by an inflammatory response could be alleviated by a new treatment, a study on rats has shown.
A novel anaesthetic that can stop pain yet allows patients to retain movement has been discovered through a study using rats.
A hormone found in the stomach reduces inflammation and could ease liver diseases such as cirrhosis, research on rats has revealed.
The mechanism by which lithium works to reduce inflammation in the brain has been discovered in a study on rats.
A new compound that may reverse Alzheimer’s in humans has proven successful in rats and mice.