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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Understanding Drug 'Prediction'

Chris Magee considers the use of animals' reactions to drugs to gauge the probability of human harm, with data from an unexpected source.
Of the many, various, manifold misconceptions manufactured by anti-research activists, one of the toughest nuts to crack is that of animals being ineffective models for human… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/understanding-drug-prediction/

2016 A year in animal research

A dozen animal research stories from 2016
2016 - a year in animal research   2016 was the year when Zika came to our attention and UAR Science Writer Mia Rozenbaum wrote about the use of animals in Zika research… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2016-a-year-in-animal-research/

Dispelling myths around animal research

Film for politics.co.uk
Dispelling myths around animal research Making sense of animal research in the UK - a policy-maker's guide UAR commissioned an animation with politics.co.uk to explain… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/dispelling-myths-around-animal-research/

Why Testing on Prisoners is a Bad Idea

Why Testing on Prisoners is a Bad Idea     I recently wrote an article for Huffington Post UK on why we should support the new dog breeding facility to be built in Yorkshire.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/why-testing-on-prisoners-is-a-bad-idea/

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/

This week in animal research 130315

The best bits
09/03/15 Behavioural researchers are looking at the memory abilities of horses. Researchers hid carrots under a bucket and forced horses to wait 10 seconds before retrieving… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-130315/

Animal research news feed

Animal research news - almost daily
If you would like our news delivered by email please email office@uar.org.uk with news feed in the title and we'll send you a short email several days each week. 25/05… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-news-feed1/

The week in animal research: w/e 10 October

06/10/14 The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system". UK-based researcher Prof John O'Keefe as well as… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-week-in-animal-research-we-10-october/

Diabetes treated in mice with cell transplant

Twenty three years ago Doug Melton’s infant son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Doug then dedicated his career to finding a cure for the disease and is now almost at the point… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-treated-in-mice-with-cell-transplant/

Blood transfusions: an animal research success story

UAR Education Officer Stuart Rogers looks at the animal research involved in the development of blood transfusions
UAR Education Officer Stuart Rogers looks at the animal research involved in the development of blood transfusions During a first aid training course I attended recently… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/blood-transfusions-an-animal-research-success-story/

Animal research news feed

Tests of ‘good bacteria’ yoghurt products using pig stomach acid have shown that many of them are likely to be useless.
29/09/2014 The Telegraph looked at its top 10 experiments taking place on the International Space Station. These include 20 mice being taken to space and X-rayed to see the impact… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-news-feed/

Rabbits, fish and mice, but no rock hyrax

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits. Perhaps we can thank the Romans for our use of rabbits in research. It… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/rabbits-fish-and-mice-but-no-rock-hyrax/

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/

Brain tumour cells burst by potential new treatment

Scientists have exploited an unusual feature of brain cancer cells which makes them burst when exposed to a substance called Vacquinol-1.
Scientists have exploited an unusual feature of brain cancer cells which makes them burst when exposed to a substance called Vacquinol-1. The potential new therapy allowed mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-tumour-cells-burst-by-potential-new-treatment/

Transplant stories

Transplants get rejected, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly.
Transplants get rejected, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly. The impact of kidney transplantation on the quality of life of a person who could only otherwise survive on… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/transplant-stories/

Vaccine could protect against cancer caused by organ transplants

People who have received organ transplants are 250 times more likely to develop non-melanoma skin cancer than the normal population.
People who have received organ transplants are 250 times more likely to develop non-melanoma skin cancer than the normal population. The exact cause of this cancer is not known… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-could-protect-against-cancer-caused-by-organ-transplants/

Mice use minimised by mini-liver break through

Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in …
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/mice-use-minimised-by-mini-liver-break-through/

Two new films on Macaque research from the MRC

Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans, making them good research ‘models’ for a variety of human conditions.
Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans, making… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/two-new-films-on-macaque-research-from-the-mrc/

BBC films inside Oxford Animal Lab

The University of Oxford’s road to openness has not been easy.
The University of Oxford’s road to openness has not been easy. Its battle with activists and extremists to build its new, state-of-the-art, biomedical research facility had long… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/bbc-films-inside-oxford-animal-lab/

Mice models inadequate for human inflammatory disease

The laboratory mouse is the corner-stone scientific research.
The laboratory mouse is the corner-stone scientific research. The ease with which it can be housed, genetically manipulated and its close similarity to humans has made it the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-models-inadequate-for-human-inflammatory-disease/

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