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1 January 1970

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Rousing research

Did you know that it is exactly 100 years since a little-known researcher called Francis Peyton Rous in New York discovered that chickens could get cancer from viruses? We didn’t think so.
Did you know that it is exactly 100 years since a little-known researcher called Francis Peyton Rous in New York discovered that chickens could get cancer from viruses? We didn’t… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/rousing-research/

Changing nerve cells could treat spinal injury

Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury.
Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury. Spinal cord damage in rats and dogs has previously been treated using a specific type of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/changing-nerve-cells-could-treat-spinal-injury/

Duck gene helps fight flu in chickens

Influenza protection can be transferred across species, say scientists who have identified a key gene in ducks.
Influenza protection can be transferred across species, say scientists who have identified a key gene in ducks. The gene, known as RIG-I, allows the immune system to contain… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/duck-gene-helps-fight-flu-in-chickens/

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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