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1 January 1970

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Glowing mice

A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed.
A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed. The skin of the genetically-engineered mice literally lights up as the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glowing-mice/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-cells-cure-anaemia-in-mice/

'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…
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… 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.
Researchers have identified a new chemical (STF-31) that selectively kills kidney cancer cells by blocking their glucose supply. Kidney cancer accounts for over 2% of all… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/starving-kidney-cancer-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.
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. The illness is a long-term mental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-for-schizophrenic-mice/

Gene repair treats haemophilia

About one in 30,000 boys are born with a defective gene that causes haemophilia B.
About one in 30,000 boys are born with a defective gene that causes haemophilia B. Their blood does not clot, leaving them vulnerable to excessive bleeding. Currently treatment… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-repair-treats-haemophilia/

Number of nerve stem cells declines with age

A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age.
A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age. Mice were genetically modified so that their brain cells were tagged with fluorescent colours. This… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/number-of-nerve-stem-cells-declines-with-age/

Scientists create singing mouse

Scientists have created a mouse that is said to sing like a bird.
Scientists have created a mouse that is said to sing like a bird. The mouse was created by an unexpected genetic mutation in the 'Evolved Mouse Project'. Mice used in the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-create-singing-mouse/

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

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.
Mice with a disabled RGS14 gene are able to remember objects and learn to navigate mazes better than normal mice. RGS14 is primarily turned on in the CA2 region of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/loss-of-gene-makes-mice-smarter/

Support for research that uses animals containing human material

The public broadly supports research on animals containing human material, according to an Ipsos Mori survey of 1,042 people.
The public broadly supports research on animals containing human material, according to an Ipsos Mori survey of 1,042 people. The poll showed that 48 per cent found research on… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/support-for-research-that-uses-animals-containing-human-material/

GM mice get Parkinson's disease

Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease. This mouse will allow them to study progression of the disease and test new treatments without extensive use… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mice-get-parkinsons-disease/

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

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