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1 January 1970

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Films of women in science
On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it matter? Joint statement In a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/international-day-of-women-and-girls-in-science/

Singing mice

Monitoring ultrasound for animal husbandry and scientific discovery
Singing mice, ranting rats I was testing my bat-detector at home and discovered that my desk-lamp fitted with a standard ‘low-energy’ fluorescent bulb was giving off a hell of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/singing-mice/

The week in animal research w/e 07/11/14

Stem cells have been used to repair damage caused to the brain by Parkinson’s disease in rats.
07/11/14 Stem cells have been used to repair damage caused to the brain by Parkinson’s disease in rats. To simulate the disease scientists from Lund University, Sweden, killed… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-week-in-animal-research-we-071114/

Parkinson drug for multiple sclerosis?

A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown.
A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown. The finding offers a possible… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-drug-for-multiple-sclerosis/

New botox could reduce animal toxicology testing

Scientists have developed a new form of botox that lasts for months without the toxic side-effects of the current treatment used in the medical and cosmetic industries.
Scientists have developed a new form of botox that lasts for months without the toxic side-effects of the current treatment used in the medical and cosmetic industries. Thanks to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-botox-could-reduce-animal-toxicology-testing/

Prize for technique that reduces number of animals in spinal injury research

A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals.
A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals. The awards… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/prize-for-technique-that-reduces-number-of-animals-in-spinal-injury-research/

Gene therapy treats epileptic rats

Scientists have cured epilepsy in rats by inserting a special gene into neurons of the brain.
Scientists have cured epilepsy in rats by inserting a special gene into neurons of the brain. It is the first time such a technique has been used to treat the neurological… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-epileptic-rats/

Parkinson disease protein spreads between neurons

Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the brain.
Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-disease-protein-spreads-between-neurons/

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/

Nearly £1 million towards replacing cancer tests

Scientists have been awarded nearly £1 million to develop new test methods that should substantially reduce the numbers of animals used for testing chemicals which may cause cancer.
Scientists have been awarded nearly £1 million to develop new test methods that should substantially reduce the numbers of animals used for testing chemicals which may cause… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/nearly-1-million-towards-replacing-cancer-tests/

Stem cells and heart repair

Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.
Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/stem-cells-and-heart-repair/

Diabetes 'cured' with brain stem cells

Stem cells taken from a rat's brain using a simple procedure have been made to produce insulin and used to cure diabetes in the same rat.
Stem cells taken from a rat's brain using a simple procedure have been made to produce insulin and used to cure diabetes in the same rat. The technique didn't require any genetic… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-with-brain-stem-cells/

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/

Do-it-yourself animal research

It is often said that the only way to really learn anything is to do it yourself.
It is often said that the only way to really learn anything is to do it yourself. The UAR education team will be putting this principle into practice at this year’s Cheltenham… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/do-it-yourself-animal-research/

Virtual rats' whiskers

A new computer model of rats' whiskers is helping scientists understand how rats process the sense of touch.
A new computer model of rats' whiskers is helping scientists understand how rats process the sense of touch. While humans get most tactile sensory information from our fingers,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/virtual-rats-whiskers/

Memory loss linked to stress

Scientists have discovered how stress contributes to memory loss in old rats.
Scientists have discovered how stress contributes to memory loss in old rats. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol have previously been linked to forgetfulness in old… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/memory-loss-linked-to-stress/

A Question of Care

From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003. It features three 6th form students touring a research… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/a-question-of-care/

Spinal cord damage bridged in rats

Artificial ‘scaffolding' has been used to bridge spinal cord injuries in rats.
Artificial ‘scaffolding' has been used to bridge spinal cord injuries in rats. Rats treated with the technique recovered movement in their hind legs. It is hoped the technique… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/spinal-cord-damage-bridged-in-rats/

Watch and read - Where do medicines come from?

We've produced a new leaflet and accompanying video that is being distributed to GP waiting rooms throughout the UK for the next six months.
We've produced a new leaflet and accompanying video that is being distributed to GP waiting rooms throughout the UK for the next six months. This Wellcome Trust supported leaflet… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/watch-and-read-where-do-medicines-come-from/

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