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1 January 1970

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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.
A gel made of compounds found naturally in the body could be used to grow new blood vessels, research on rats has shown. Blocked arteries and blood vessels are a main cause of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gel-may-help-heart-disease-patients/

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.
Patients who are unable to form blood clots could be aided by a newly designed blood cell, research on rats has found. Normally blood is able to clot effectively for small… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/artificial-blood-cells-help-clotting/

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.
A new study has shown that the food sweetener fructose can cause dangerous body fat deposits and trigger diabetes and heart disease in humans. Initial research in rats showing… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/childhood-diabetes-food-sweetener-link/

Loneliness linked to cancer in rats

Loneliness and stress are more likely to cause breast cancer, a study using rats suggests.
Loneliness and stress are more likely to cause breast cancer, a study using rats suggests. A team studied the difference between isolated rats and rats living in a social… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/loneliness-linked-to-cancer-in-rats/

Stem cell therapy restores vision in rats

Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists.
Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists. A mutation occurring in rats genes can cause a defect in cells crucial to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-therapy-restores-vision-in-rats/

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.
Scientists know that the adult brain continues to create new nerve cells (neurons), but the reason why this happens is poorly understood. Now new research in rats and mice has… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/better-understanding-of-need-for-new-brain-cells/

'Magnetic' stem cells target damaged blood vessels

Scientists have harnessed the power of magnetism to guide stem cells towards damaged tissue in rats.
Scientists have harnessed the power of magnetism to guide stem cells towards damaged tissue in rats. The team coated stem cells with iron nanoparticles. This allowed them to be… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/magnetic-stem-cells-target-damaged-blood-vessels/

Glaucoma reversed in rats and humans

Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops.
Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops. Further tests on a small number of human patients also showed promising results. Glaucoma is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glaucoma-reversed-in-rats-and-humans/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/40000-trout-undercut-costs-increase-accuracy/

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.
Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found. People with Type 2 diabetes suffer from high blood… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-suppression-in-type-2-diabetes/

Scientists link tumours to depression

Studies using rats have linked chemicals released by tumours with depression.
Studies using rats have linked chemicals released by tumours with depression. Cancer patients often become depressed once diagnosed. This is often put down to the psychological… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-link-tumours-to-depression/

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.
UK newspapers these days are full of political sleaze, economic woes and minor celebrities. But there is some good news too. Both The Observer and The Sunday Times this weekend… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/now-for-the-good-news/

Long-acting non-toxic local anaesthetic

Researchers have developed a single injection that is capable of producing long-term local anaesthesia in rats.
Researchers have developed a single injection that is capable of producing long-term local anaesthesia in rats. By packaging the anaesthetic in fat-based particles called… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/long-acting-non-toxic-local-anaesthetic/

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