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1 January 1970

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Top ten medical inventions: Pacemakers

A short history of heart pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions
Pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions? In 1958, Arne Larsson in Sweden became the first patient to depend on an artificial cardiac pacemaker. He died in 2001 at… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-medical-inventions-pacemakers/

Mice use minimised by mini-liver break through

Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in …
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/mice-use-minimised-by-mini-liver-break-through/

Two new films on Macaque research from the MRC

Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans, making them good research ‘models’ for a variety of human conditions.
Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans, making… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/two-new-films-on-macaque-research-from-the-mrc/

BBC films inside Oxford Animal Lab

The University of Oxford’s road to openness has not been easy.
The University of Oxford’s road to openness has not been easy. Its battle with activists and extremists to build its new, state-of-the-art, biomedical research facility had long… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/bbc-films-inside-oxford-animal-lab/

Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs

Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease. The findings suggest that the therapy, which has now passed all animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

The Big Animal Research Debate: Day 4

The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, starts today with five debates taking place at Hull University, King’s College London
18/10/2013 Update: Results from some of the debates listed below The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, starts today with five debates taking… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/the-big-animal-research-debate-day-4/

We need to stick with research through the ups and the downs

You may have noticed the news recently of a ‘breakthrough’ in treating Alzheimer’s disease.
You may have noticed the news recently of a ‘breakthrough’ in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Some newspapers even spoke of a cure. Unfortunately that belies the true nature of how… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-need-to-stick-with-research-through-the-ups-and-the-downs/

‘Turning point’ in Alzheimer’s treatment

A new compound that reduces brain cell death in mice could mark a new target for treatments against Alzheimer’s disease.
A new compound that reduces brain cell death in mice could mark a new target for treatments against Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first time that a compound has completely… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/turning-point-in-alzheimers-treatment/

Rothman, Schekman and Südhof - 2013 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof "for their discoveries of machinery regulating… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rothman-schekman-and-sudhof-2013-nobel-prize-winners-in-physiology-or-medicine/

Nobel guinea pigs

Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs.
Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs. Below, UAR details some of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nobel-guinea-pigs/

Brain cancer research suggests new treatments

Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured.
Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured. Treatment by surgery extends life but poses a serious challenge as surgeons are limited by how much… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cancer-research-suggests-new-treatments/

2013 Nobel Prize Predictions

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 will be announced on 7th October
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 will be announced on 7th October. Until then, UAR is placing its bets on who is going to win. It’s pretty hard to guess who’s… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2013-nobel-prize-predictions/

Down syndrome symptoms reduced in mice with single injection

US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development.
US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development. The findings of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/down-syndrome-symptoms-reduced-in-mice-with-single-injection/

Lasker award given to neurotransmitter researchers

The Lasker award for basic medical research has been awarded to Richard Scheller and Thomas Sudhof for their work on neurotransmission.
The Lasker award for basic medical research has been awarded to Richard Scheller and Thomas Sudhof for their work on neurotransmission. The Lasker awards, which focus on medical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/lasker-award-given-to-neurotransmitter-researchers/

New EU guide to alternatives to animal testing

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search guide.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-eu-guide-to-alternatives-to-animal-testing/

3,000 Italian Researchers say no to law limiting animal research

More than three thousand researchers have signed an open appeal to the Italian Government, requesting changes in the way the EU 2010/63 Directive on animal research is being implemented in their country.
More than three thousand researchers have signed an open appeal to the Italian Government, requesting changes in the way the EU 2010/63 Directive on animal research is being… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/3000-italian-researchers-say-no-to-law-limiting-animal-research/

Animal research awards

The Basel Declaration has announced the winner of its Award for Education in Animal Research
The Basel Declaration has announced the winner of its Award for Education in Animal Research: Chiara Ruzza, a molecular oncologist from the University of Ferrara, Italy. She will… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/animal-research-awards/

Free iBook: Primates in Medical Research now available

How do researchers work with primates? Which species do they use? What has research with primates revealed? How are the primates looked after?
Primates in Medical Research How do researchers work with primates? Which species do they use? What has research with primates revealed? How are the primates looked after?… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/free-ibook-primates-in-medical-research-now-available/

New treatment allows stronger radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in treating cancer, but it is a blunt instrument.
Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in treating cancer, but it is a blunt instrument. In some cases the radiation can be as lethal as the cancer and so treatment regimes must always… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-treatment-allows-stronger-radiotherapy/

New mouse model for hepatitis C research

Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it.
Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it. The only signs will be decades after infection, when liver cancer or… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c-research/

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