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1 January 1970

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Mice with human livers

To better study the breakdown and toxicity of new medicines in a human liver, scientists have created what has been named a ‘humanised mouse'.
To better study the breakdown and toxicity of new medicines in a human liver, scientists have created what has been named a ‘humanised mouse'. This is a normal mouse which has… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-with-human-livers/

Protein predicts cancer spread

Scientists have identified a protein that tumours make when they are likely to spread.
Scientists have identified a protein that tumours make when they are likely to spread. By halting the production of the compound, researchers were able to stop the spread of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-predicts-cancer-spread/

Liver grafts grown in the lab

Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells.
Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells. Currently severe liver damage can only be treated by… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/liver-grafts-grown-in-the-lab/

Mouse model develops human liver

Mice could be more useful in the study of hepatitis than previously thought, as research into the possibility of growing a human liver in a mouse has proven successful.
Mice could be more useful in the study of hepatitis than previously thought, as research into the possibility of growing a human liver in a mouse has proven successful. In the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-model-develops-human-liver/

Stomach hormone helps reduce liver damage

A hormone found in the stomach reduces inflammation and could ease liver diseases such as cirrhosis, research on rats has revealed.
A hormone found in the stomach reduces inflammation and could ease liver diseases such as cirrhosis, research on rats has revealed. Previous studies of the hormone ghrelin had… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stomach-hormone-helps-reduce-liver-damage/

Cold virus fights cancer selectively

Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells.
Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells. Cancer cells suppress the body’s immune system, allowing viruses to enter.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cold-virus-fights-cancer-selectively/

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