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This week in animal research 11/11/16

Brain implant counters paralysis in primate An implant that beams instructions out of the brain has been used to restore movement in paralysed primates for the first time,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-111116/

Hard on the outside, soft on the inside, and just the right temperature...

What do armadillos and humans have in common? They can both be infected with leprosy, one of the oldest and most dreaded diseases known to man.
What do armadillos and humans have in common? They can both be infected with leprosy, one of the oldest and most dreaded diseases known to man. In fact, without this unusual… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hard-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside-and-just-the-right-temperature/

Armadillos infect humans with leprosy

Armadillos can infect humans with leprosy, according to a new study comparing the disease in US patients and armadillos.
Armadillos can infect humans with leprosy, according to a new study comparing the disease in US patients and armadillos. Leprosy is a chronic bacteria disease that causes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/armadillos-infect-humans-with-leprosy/

TB and leprosy resistance gene link

A new gene variant that increases resistance to diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy, has been identified from studies on zebrafish and humans.
A new gene variant that increases resistance to diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy, has been identified from studies on zebrafish and humans. Both diseases are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tb-and-leprosy-resistance-gene-link/

Mechanism behind thalidomide's toxicity

Scientists believe they have pinpointed why thalidomide causes birth defects when given to pregnant women.
Scientists believe they have pinpointed why thalidomide causes birth defects when given to pregnant women. There have been many theories as to why thalidomide caused limb defects… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mechanism-behind-thalidomides-toxicity/

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