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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Glowing mice

A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glowing-mice/

Loss of gene makes mice smarter

Mice with a disabled RGS14 gene are able to remember objects and learn to navigate mazes better than normal mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/loss-of-gene-makes-mice-smarter/

'Glow in the dark' cats aids HIV research

Scientists inserted two genes into cats: the first is taken from macaque monkeys and helps the cat resist the feline form of Aids; the second is a fluorescent gene from jellyfish that helps the researchers literally see where the added anti-aids gene is a…
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/glow-in-the-dark-cats-aids-hiv-research/

Starving kidney cancer in mice

Researchers have identified a new chemical (STF-31) that selectively kills kidney cancer cells by blocking their glucose supply.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/starving-kidney-cancer-in-mice/

Mice muscles controlled by light

How do you re-animate paralysed limbs? A new approach being trialled on genetically modified mice uses flashes of light.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-muscles-controlled-by-light/

GM cells cure anaemia in mice

Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called erythropoietin.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-cells-cure-anaemia-in-mice/

Cancer treatment for 'schizophrenic' mice

Schizophrenia is one of the most common serious mental health conditions in the UK, affecting 1 in 2000 people at some time in their lives.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-for-schizophrenic-mice/

Japanese scientists produce fluorescing marmosets

Transgenic mice have been used in research for the last 20 years, and have made significant contributions to biomedical research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/japanese-scientists-produce-fluorescing-marmosets/

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