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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Cancer medicine could treat spinal injury

The cancer medicine Taxol has been used to treat spinal injury in rats.
The cancer medicine Taxol has been used to treat spinal injury in rats. Taxol was found to stimulate nerve growth and reduce scarring after spinal injury. Spinal injuries can… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-medicine-could-treat-spinal-injury/

Hormone improves memory in rats

A hormone has been found that boosts the memory of an unpleasant experience in rats.
A hormone has been found that boosts the memory of an unpleasant experience in rats. The findings could lead to treatments that enhance memory formation. Understanding how… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hormone-improves-memory-in-rats/

Caffeine could cure hangover headaches

Caffeine and painkillers could be the most effective cure for a hangover headache, suggests new research on rats.
Caffeine and painkillers could be the most effective cure for a hangover headache, suggests new research on rats. Researchers directly linked the chemical acetate to hangover… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/caffeine-could-cure-hangover-headaches/

GM rats are the new GM mice

Mice are the archetypal laboratory animal.
Mice are the archetypal laboratory animal. They are the most common vertebrate used in medical research and were the first mammal after humans to have their genome sequenced, back… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-rats-are-the-new-gm-mice/

How you live now impacts on the children you have yet to conceive

Smoking or drinking while pregnant can damage the unborn child.
Smoking or drinking while pregnant can damage the unborn child. Toxic chemicals such as alcohol, nicotine and carbon monoxide enter the mother's bloodstream and then pass through… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-you-live-now-impacts-on-the-children-you-have-yet-to-conceive/

Dementia confuses memories

Confused memories rather than memory loss may be the cause of 'forgetfulness' in dementia patients, according to new research.
Confused memories rather than memory loss may be the cause of 'forgetfulness' in dementia patients, according to new research. Memory problems were thought to be the result of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/dementia-confuses-memories/

Changing nerve cells could treat spinal injury

Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury.
Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury. Spinal cord damage in rats and dogs has previously been treated using a specific type of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/changing-nerve-cells-could-treat-spinal-injury/

Shining a light on depressive disorders

Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive.
Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive. New research presented… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/shining-a-light-on-depressive-disorders/

Rat pancreas grows in mouse

An ultimate goal of regenerative medicine is the generation of organs derived from a patient's stem cells.
An ultimate goal of regenerative medicine is the generation of organs derived from a patient's stem cells. In new research scientists were able to provide a pancreas deficient… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rat-pancreas-grows-in-mouse/

Magnetic medicines treat brain tumours

The barrier between blood vessels and the brain may no longer limit the delivery of medicines to tumours, research on rats shows.
The barrier between blood vessels and the brain may no longer limit the delivery of medicines to tumours, research on rats shows. The blood-brain barrier protects the brain… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/magnetic-medicines-treat-brain-tumours/

GM rats promise better disease models

Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice.
Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice. Researchers made knockout rats by extracting embryonic stem cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-rats-promise-better-disease-models/

Chillis may reduce blood pressure

Capsaicin, a compound found in chilli peppers, has been found to reduce high blood pressure in rats.
Capsaicin, a compound found in chilli peppers, has been found to reduce high blood pressure in rats. Earlier research on capsaicin-like molecules showed that they are involved… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chillis-may-reduce-blood-pressure/

Protein linked to heart failure

Elevated levels of the protein CIB1 causes enlargement of the heart and subsequent heart failure, according to rodent research.
Elevated levels of the protein CIB1 causes enlargement of the heart and subsequent heart failure, according to rodent research. Cardiac hypertrophy is a condition in which the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-heart-failure/

A pill that could reverse Alzheimer’s

A new compound that may reverse Alzheimer’s in humans has proven successful in rats and mice.
A new compound that may reverse Alzheimer’s in humans has proven successful in rats and mice. The compound, P7C3, had the most positive effect out of a thousand substances that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/a-pill-that-could-reverse-alzheimers/

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.
The mechanism by which lithium works to reduce inflammation in the brain has been discovered in a study on rats. Inflammation in the brain may lead to conditions such as… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mystery-of-lithium-action-solved/

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.
A hormone found in the stomach reduces inflammation and could ease liver diseases such as cirrhosis, research on rats has revealed. Previous studies of the hormone ghrelin had… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stomach-hormone-helps-reduce-liver-damage/

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.
A novel anaesthetic that can stop pain yet allows patients to retain movement has been discovered through a study using rats. Normally anaesthetics that block pain will also… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anaesthetic-stops-pain-not-movement/

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.
Symptoms of depression caused by an inflammatory response could be alleviated by a new treatment, a study on rats has shown. An estimated 15% of people in the UK will go… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anti-depressant-successful-on-stressed-rats/

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.
Stroke victims could regain near complete restoration of movement thanks to a new drug, research on rats has shown. Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the UK.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-drug-reverses-effects-of-stroke/

Potential cause of migraine identified

Rays of light act as a potential trigger for migraine attacks, a study on rats has found.
Rays of light act as a potential trigger for migraine attacks, a study on rats has found. Migraine sufferers believe that their condition worsens upon exposure to light. Even… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/potential-cause-of-migraine-identified/

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