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This week in animal research 22/04/16

Weekly round up: minor miracles with mice
22/04: Brain tumour gene switched off in mice A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-220416/

This week in animal research

25/08/15 Scientists from Johns Hopkins University have developed a screening technique that has identified 24 possible candidates for type 1 diabetes medicines. Using… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-28-august-2015/

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06/07/15 A new AIDS vaccine protects Monkeys against SIV. With a 50% success rate in monkeys with SIV, the vaccine is already being trialled in humans. The researchers hope… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-100715/

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Sex change lizards, dreaming rats
29/07/15 Rats may dream of where they plan to go tomorrow, suggests new research from University College London. The rats were shown a food treat that they could see but… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-030715/

Demented dog or senile cat ?

Is your pet becoming disoriented, forgetting which doors leads to the garden, getting his old tricks wrong, sleeping at weird hours or soiling the house? Well he might be senile.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/demented-dog-or-senile-cat/

This week in animal research: w/e 20 Feb 2015

17/02/15  A genetic study of penguins suggests they lost most of their ability for taste long ago. While taste may play an important role in telling animals what they… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/this-week-in-animal-research-we-20-feb-2015/

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/

Inside the Dementia Lab

Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials.
Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials. Their slick… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/inside-the-dementia-lab/

Alzheimer’s blocked in mice by gene deletion

Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are based on… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-blocked-in-mice-by-gene-deletion/

Cancer treatment clears Alzheimer’s damage

A cancer treatment has been shown to rapidly clear the destructive brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease.
A cancer treatment has been shown to rapidly clear the destructive brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. The tests, conducted in mice, surprised researchers with the speed at… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-clears-alzheimers-damage/

Treating 'Alzheimer's disease' in mice

Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients.
Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients. The finding opens up the possibility of designing a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-alzheimers-disease-in-mice/

Replacing animals with nerves on a chip

A team of scientists have developed a way of guiding nerve cells to set up complicated networks that mimic the ones found in the brain.
A team of scientists have developed a way of guiding nerve cells to set up complicated networks that mimic the ones found in the brain. The work provides a new tool to researchers… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/replacing-animals-with-nerves-on-a-chip/

CJD research potential for Alzheimer’s

Researchers working on treatments for the brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) may have found a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers working on treatments for the brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) may have found a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's affects 500,000… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cjd-research-potential-for-alzheimers/

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/

New video - mice as a model for Alzheimer's disease

Mice can be used to mimic Alzheimer's disease in humans.
Mice can be used to mimic Alzheimer's disease in humans. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Currently there are no effective treatments so mice models offer… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-video-mice-as-a-model-for-alzheimers-disease/

Gene mutation increases dementia

The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain.
The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain. But it has not been clear… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-mutation-increases-dementia/

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/

Skin cells to brain cells for better treatments

Skin cells have been transformed directly into functioning brain cells for the first time in a new study using mice.
Skin cells have been transformed directly into functioning brain cells for the first time in a new study using mice. Previously scientists believed that adult cells first… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cells-to-brain-cells-for-better-treatments/

Zebrafish are good models for human disease

Recent studies show zebrafish to be a useful animal model in studying mental illness and neurological diseases.
Recent studies show zebrafish to be a useful animal model in studying mental illness and neurological diseases. Zebrafish are a tropical freshwater species used to study… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-are-good-models-for-human-disease/

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