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This week in animal research 27/11/15

Lead poisoned birds, treatment for arthritis
26/11/15 A bubble-based micro-vesicle treatment that could ease the pain of arthritis and cut the need for hip replacements. It uses tiny particles that are naturally made by… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-271115/

Gene therapy treats epileptic rats

Scientists have cured epilepsy in rats by inserting a special gene into neurons of the brain.
Scientists have cured epilepsy in rats by inserting a special gene into neurons of the brain. It is the first time such a technique has been used to treat the neurological… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-epileptic-rats/

RatCAP brain scanner

Scientists have developed a mini brain-scanner that allows them to study brain function and behaviour simultaneously in rats.
Scientists have developed a mini brain-scanner that allows them to study brain function and behaviour simultaneously in rats. The new device, called the RatCAP, will further… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/ratcap-brain-scanner/

Ferrets, flu, fish and pharmaceuticals

Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare.
Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare. The latest grants,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

Study points to new cell culprit for epilepsy

In the past, research on epilepsy has focused on nerve cells, or neurons.
In the past, research on epilepsy has focused on nerve cells, or neurons. But new research points to a type of brain cell called astrocyte cells as the potential trigger for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/study-points-to-new-cell-culprit-for-epilepsy/

Cause of recurrent seizures revealed

Researchers studying mice have shown that an increase in excitability in calcium channels in the brain could explain recurrent seizures.
Researchers studying mice have shown that an increase in excitability in calcium channels in the brain could explain recurrent seizures.  Calcium channels are found throughout… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cause-of-recurrent-seizures-revealed/

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