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This week in animal research 11/11/16

Brain implant counters paralysis in primate An implant that beams instructions out of the brain has been used to restore movement in paralysed primates for the first time,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-111116/

This week in animal research 04/11/16

Protein speeds spinal repair in zebrafish Mammals are not capable of regenerating complex nervous tissue after a severe spinal cord injury, which can often be fatal or… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-041116/

Toxins in 3D printers

Zebrafish showed 3D printer polymers are toxic
Shirin Mesbah Oskui, a graduate student, is developing tools for studying zebrafish embryos, and she wanted to use a 3D printer in her research. However, her plans were thwarted… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/toxins-in-3d-printers/

This week in animal research

25/08/15 Scientists from Johns Hopkins University have developed a screening technique that has identified 24 possible candidates for type 1 diabetes medicines. Using… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-28-august-2015/

This week in animal research: w/e 28 November

Vultures and Turkeys feature in the stories covered here.
27/11/14 Vultures feed off rotten, stinking, filthy carcasses and by doing so are getting rid of a lot of bacteria from the ecosystem for us. Surprisingly, contrary to us,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-we-28-november/

Why zebrafish?

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish.
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish. As I filmed zebrafish a few days ago I wondered why zebrafish have… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-zebrafish/

Symposium on the 3Rs

The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research.
The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/symposium-on-the-3rs/

New protein link to spinal muscular atrophy

Research in fish suggests that lowered production of a key protein is responsible for the debilitating symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy.
Research in fish suggests that lowered production of a key protein is responsible for the debilitating symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy. By artificially raising levels of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-protein-link-to-spinal-muscular-atrophy/

Secret to growing new nerves

Scientists working with zebrafish have uncovered the signalling pathway that allows the fish to grow new motor neurons, even as adults.
Scientists working with zebrafish have uncovered the signalling pathway that allows the fish to grow new motor neurons, even as adults. The work could one day help doctors treat… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/secret-to-growing-new-nerves/

Stem cells and heart repair

Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.
Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/stem-cells-and-heart-repair/

#WW award for Zebrafish article in Wellcome News

The article by Emma James in the latest Wellcome News looks into why zebra fish have become so important in genetics research.
The article by Emma James in the latest Wellcome News looks into why zebra fish have become so important in genetics research. Danio rerio are small tropical fish that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-zebrafish-article-in-wellcome-news/

Nine cell types to re-grow a fin

Understanding regeneration in model organisms gives hope that it may one day be possible for amputees to regrow limbs, or for heart attack patients to regrow healthy heart muscle.
Understanding regeneration in model organisms gives hope that it may one day be possible for amputees to regrow limbs, or for heart attack patients to regrow healthy heart muscle.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nine-cell-types-to-re-grow-a-fin/

Mending Broken Hearts

This animation video from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows how stem cells might be used to repair damaged hearts one day.
This animation video from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows how stem cells might be used to repair damaged hearts one day. As well as being generally interesting we think… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/mending-broken-hearts/

Fish for Science is the first Wednesday Winner

We've awarded our first Wednesday award to The MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics for their Fish for Science website.
We've awarded our first Wednesday award to The MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics for their Fish for Science website. This great website explains science very… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fish-for-science-is-the-first-wednesday-winner/

New skin cancer gene, new treatment

The discovery of a gene linked to skin cancer in zebrafish could lead to new treatments for the disease.
The discovery of a gene linked to skin cancer in zebrafish could lead to new treatments for the disease. The gene, called SETDB1, is thought to work alongside another known cancer… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-skin-cancer-gene-new-treatment/

Heart regeneration in newborn mice

Newborn mice can regenerate their own heart tissue following heart damage.
Newborn mice can regenerate their own heart tissue following heart damage. This is the first time the effect has been observed in mammals and could lead to new treatment for heart… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-regeneration-in-newborn-mice/

Kidney regenerator cell identified

Zebrafish are renowned in the science community for their ability to repair damage to heart muscle.
Zebrafish are renowned in the science community for their ability to repair damage to heart muscle. Now scientists have identified a cell in zebrafish that regenerates the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/kidney-regenerator-cell-identified/

Zebrafish grow abnormally in microgravity

Zebrafish raised in microgravity, replicating the conditions of space, develop skull defects.
Zebrafish raised in microgravity, replicating the conditions of space, develop skull defects. The defects don't affect the health of the zebrafish, but the changes could grow… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-grow-abnormally-in-microgravity/

Zebrafish improve understanding of cancer growth

Experiments on zebrafish larvae have revealed how cancer cells harness the immune system to quicken the spread of the disease.
Experiments on zebrafish larvae have revealed how cancer cells harness the immune system to quicken the spread of the disease. Researchers found that cancer cells are less… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-improve-understanding-of-cancer-growth/

Shining a light on depressive disorders

Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive.
Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive. New research presented… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/shining-a-light-on-depressive-disorders/

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