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1 January 1970

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How the foetus avoids rejection

As a foetus develops inside the womb, something extraordinary happens. Or rather, doesn’t happen.
As a foetus develops inside the womb, something extraordinary happens. Or rather, doesn’t happen. The mother’s immune system doesn’t attack the foetus. The trick behind this most… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-the-foetus-avoids-rejection/

Pregnant mice point to treatment for premature labour

Scientists have found that the onset of labour is controlled by tiny molecules called microRNA.
Scientists have found that the onset of labour is controlled by tiny molecules called microRNA. The discovery may lead to new medicines designed to prevent premature labour.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/pregnant-mice-point-to-treatment-for-premature-labour/

Mouse clues to testicular cancer

For the first time scientists will be able to study the development of human testes in mice.
For the first time scientists will be able to study the development of human testes in mice. These mice will be used to look at the origins of a type of testicular cancer that is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-clues-to-testicular-cancer/

Pregnancy malaria risk shows need for research

A new study which estimates that approximately 60% of global pregnancies are at risk from malaria will highlight the need for continued research into treatments for the disease.
A new study which estimates that approximately 60% of global pregnancies are at risk from malaria will highlight the need for continued research into treatments for the disease.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/pregnancy-malaria-risk-shows-need-for-research/

Gene controller causes Down syndrome

Researchers have used mice to pinpoint what goes wrong in aneuploidy, which includes the most common genetic disorders involving chromosomes, usually an extra chromosome.
Researchers have used mice to pinpoint what goes wrong in aneuploidy, which includes the most common genetic disorders involving chromosomes, usually an extra… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-controller-causes-down-syndrome/

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