1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
In the UK around 1 in 10 men are infertile, often because of low sperm counts.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.
A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours.
We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time.
A new treatment can reverse late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, research has shown.
Long-lasting inflammation, such as that caused by persistent bacterial infections, is estimated to account for up to 16% of cancers worldwide.
There is growing evidence that low levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A (MAO A) causes antisocial behaviour and aggression in both humans and mice.
Mice with Type1 diabetes have effectively been cured using human embryonic stem cells.
A medicine currently used to treat diabetes has been shown to promote the formation of new neurons in the brains of mice, leading to better performances in a spatial learning test.
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.
Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats.
Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder.
The airways of pigs closely resemble those of people meaning the animals develop lung disease in a very similar way to us.
Animal models are used by scientists to replicate human diseases in another living animal, allowing them to study the biology of the disease and test potential treatments.
A gene essential for the development of a rare form of childhood skin cancer has been identified.
Scientists have used radioactive gold nanoparticles fused to a chemical found in tea to shrink prostate tumours in mice.
A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising pathogens and leading to a weakened immune system.
Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats.
The NC3Rs has today announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science – referred to as 'the 3Rs’.