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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


Long-acting non-toxic local anaesthetic

Researchers have developed a single injection that is capable of producing long-term local anaesthesia in rats.

Now for the good news

UK newspapers these days are full of political sleaze, economic woes and minor celebrities. But there is some good news too.

Gene suppression in type 2 diabetes

Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.

40,000 trout undercut costs, increase accuracy

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.

Better understanding of need for new brain cells

Scientists know that the adult brain continues to create new nerve cells (neurons), but the reason why this happens is poorly understood.

Childhood diabetes, food sweetener link

A new study has shown that the food sweetener fructose can cause dangerous body fat deposits and trigger diabetes and heart disease in humans.

Artificial blood cells help clotting

Patients who are unable to form blood clots could be aided by a newly designed blood cell, research on rats has found.

Gel may help heart disease patients

A gel made of compounds found naturally in the body could be used to grow new blood vessels, research on rats has shown.

New drug reverses effects of stroke

Stroke victims could regain near complete restoration of movement thanks to a new drug, research on rats has shown.

Anti-depressant successful on stressed rats

Symptoms of depression caused by an inflammatory response could be alleviated by a new treatment, a study on rats has shown.

Anaesthetic stops pain not movement

A novel anaesthetic that can stop pain yet allows patients to retain movement has been discovered through a study using rats.

Stomach hormone helps reduce liver damage

A hormone found in the stomach reduces inflammation and could ease liver diseases such as cirrhosis, research on rats has revealed.

Mystery of lithium action solved

The mechanism by which lithium works to reduce inflammation in the brain has been discovered in a study on rats.

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