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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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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/

Of mice and medicine

Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.
Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-medicine/

Spine repair allows rats to breathe again

Injuries that damage the spinal cord at the top of the neck can damage the nerve connections between the respiratory centre in the brain and the diaphragm muscles that we need to breathe normally.
Injuries that damage the spinal cord at the top of the neck can damage the nerve connections between the respiratory centre in the brain and the diaphragm muscles that we need to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/spine-repair-allows-rats-to-breathe-again/

Spinal cord damage bridged in rats

Artificial ‘scaffolding' has been used to bridge spinal cord injuries in rats.
Artificial ‘scaffolding' has been used to bridge spinal cord injuries in rats. Rats treated with the technique recovered movement in their hind legs. It is hoped the technique… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/spinal-cord-damage-bridged-in-rats/

Cancer medicine could treat spinal injury

The cancer medicine Taxol has been used to treat spinal injury in rats.
The cancer medicine Taxol has been used to treat spinal injury in rats. Taxol was found to stimulate nerve growth and reduce scarring after spinal injury. Spinal injuries can… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-medicine-could-treat-spinal-injury/

Changing nerve cells could treat spinal injury

Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury.
Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury. Spinal cord damage in rats and dogs has previously been treated using a specific type of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/changing-nerve-cells-could-treat-spinal-injury/

First trials for stem cell transplant into human spine

Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.
Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-trials-for-stem-cell-transplant-into-human-spine/

New MS treatment for spinal cord injury?

Researchers have made a step forward in treating nerve cells damaged in spinal cord injuries, using guinea pig tissues.
Researchers have made a step forward in treating nerve cells damaged in spinal cord injuries, using guinea pig tissues. Nerve cells are covered in a thick insulating layer… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-ms-treatment-for-spinal-cord-injury/

Food dye aids spinal crush injury

A blue dye – similar to that used in M&Ms and liquorice allsorts – can help protect rats' crushed spinal cords from further damage.
A blue dye – similar to that used in M&Ms and liquorice allsorts – can help protect rats' crushed spinal cords from further damage. Spinal cord injuries often become worse a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/food-dye-aids-spinal-crush-injury/

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