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1 January 1970

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This week in animal research 100715

06/07/15 A new AIDS vaccine protects Monkeys against SIV. With a 50% success rate in monkeys with SIV, the vaccine is already being trialled in humans. The researchers hope… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-100715/

Low calorie diet and longer life span linked by hormone

The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice.
The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice. The findings open up the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/low-calorie-diet-and-longer-life-span-linked-by-hormone/

HIV-like virus cured in mice

Scientists have used a hormone to completely remove a HIV like virus from mice.
Scientists have used a hormone to completely remove a HIV like virus from mice. When researchers gave the hormone, called IL-7, to mice it boosted their immune response to the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-like-virus-cured-in-mice/

‘Fat gene’ causes overeating in mice

A ‘fat gene' has been found to cause overeating in GM mice.
A ‘fat gene' has been found to cause overeating in GM mice. The research may lead to an anti-obesity medicine that dampens appetite by reducing the activity of this gene.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fat-gene-causes-overeating-in-mice/

Effects of ageing in mice reversed using blood

Old mice have had their bone marrow rejuvenated after receiving blood supplies from younger mice, a new study has revealed.
Old mice have had their bone marrow rejuvenated after receiving blood supplies from younger mice, a new study has revealed. During the ageing process fewer cells are fully… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/effects-of-ageing-in-mice-reversed-using-blood/

New way to reduce anaphylactic shock

Using mice, scientists have pinpointed the molecule which is responsible for making allergic reactions more severe.
Using mice, scientists have pinpointed the molecule which is responsible for making allergic reactions more severe. The team studied patients who had experienced anaphylaxis (a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-way-to-reduce-anaphylactic-shock/

Fat busting pill?

An artificial hormone has reduced body weight and fat mass in mice, and fast.
An artificial hormone has reduced body weight and fat mass in mice, and fast. Previous studies suggest that single treatments for obesity cannot reduce weight by more than… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fat-busting-pill/

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