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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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The Nipah Virus – a rare but deadly disease

Nipah virus kills people, at the moment outbreaks are rare
The Nipah Virus – a rare but deadly disease Rare Disease day and it’s the opportunity to shine a spotlight on those diseases that don’t necessary make the headlines. When you… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-nipah-virus-a-rare-but-deadly-disease/

Tracking killer T cells in pigs for flu vaccine development

Uses antibodies created in Babraham pigs to track immune response to flu.
T cells can provide protection against multiple strains of flu and other disease, but current vaccines are unable to activate them effectively. The tools developed in this study… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tracking-killer-t-cells-in-pigs-for-flu-vaccine-development/

This week in animal research 10 June 2016

Human organs in pigs, herpes causing constipation
Scientists create human-pig embryo to overcome worldwide shortage of transplant organs A team of scientists from the University of California have created a technique to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-10-june-2016/

This week in animal research 08/04/16

Pig heart beats for two years in a baboon
Xenotransplantation: Hearts made in Munich Could organs explanted from other mammals save human lives someday? A new study shows that genetically modified pig hearts… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-08016/

Top ten medical inventions: Pacemakers

A short history of heart pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions
Pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions? In 1958, Arne Larsson in Sweden became the first patient to depend on an artificial cardiac pacemaker. He died in 2001 at… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-medical-inventions-pacemakers/

Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs

Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease. The findings suggest that the therapy, which has now passed all animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

Acidic airways found in cystic fibrosis linked to bacterial infection

The airways of pigs closely resemble those of people meaning the animals develop lung disease in a very similar way to us.
The airways of pigs closely resemble those of people meaning the animals develop lung disease in a very similar way to us. New research shows that the mucus coating the airways of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/acidic-airways-found-in-cystic-fibrosis-linked-to-bacterial-infection/

Jamie’s Dream School – animal madness?

In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons.
In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons. His… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/jamies-dream-school-animal-madness/

This little piggy

There are some strange animal-related things happening in Europe, but sometimes sense can prevail.
There are some strange animal-related things happening in Europe, but sometimes sense can prevail. This weekend, a Swiss referendum emphatically rejected calls for animals to have… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-little-piggy/

Longer life for donated hearts

A discovery in pigs could increase the number of transplants that can be performed.
A discovery in pigs could increase the number of transplants that can be performed. Researchers have developed a cocktail of drugs that doubles the time a donated heart is viable… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/longer-life-for-donated-hearts/

Pig cells transplant potential

Scientists have found a way to turn adult cells from pigs into any tissue in the body.
Scientists have found a way to turn adult cells from pigs into any tissue in the body. The team took cells from a pig's ear, and used a virus to deliver a mix of chemicals into… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/pig-cells-transplant-potential/

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