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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/

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/

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/

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/

Poll shows more Italians accept animal research

Polling company, Ipsos, have surveyed 1,000 Italians to gauge public opinion on the issue of animals in research.
Polling company, Ipsos, have surveyed 1,000 Italians to gauge public opinion on the issue of animals in research. Asked cold, they found that equal numbers of people thought it… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/poll-shows-more-italians-accept-animal-research/

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/

Jumping species: how good intentions spread diseases

f asked to think of the main challenges facing conservation, most people would suggest habitat loss, climate change and hunting.
If asked to think of the main challenges facing conservation, most people would suggest habitat loss, climate change and hunting. It is unlikely anyone would say pregnancy tests,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/jumping-species-how-good-intentions-spread-diseases/

The eternal search for ever-lasting life

When Eos asked Zeus, father of the Greek Gods, to make her lover Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth.
When Eos asked Zeus, father of the Greek Gods, to make her lover Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth. Tithonus indeed lived forever, but as a shell of a man who… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-eternal-search-for-ever-lasting-life/

Dementia Awareness Week: 19 – 25 May

This year’s Dementia Awareness Week is themed around talking, with the message that “Worrying changes nothing.
Dementia Awareness Week: 19 – 25 May This year’s Dementia Awareness Week is themed around talking, with the message that “Worrying changes nothing. Talking changes everything”.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/dementia-awareness-week-19-25-may/

World Malaria Day

This World Malaria Day, April 25th, we need to remember the global significance of this life-threatening disease.
top-10-facts-about-m.pdf 10 important facts about Malaria This World Malaria Day, April 25th, we need to remember the global significance of this life-threatening disease.    … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-malaria-day/

Two thirds of the British public are unaware animal cosmetic testing is illegal in UK

Almost two thirds of British people (63%) do not know that is it illegal to test finished cosmetic products on animals in the UK, according to a recent ComRes survey.
Almost two thirds of British people (63%) do not know that is it illegal to test finished cosmetic products on animals in the UK, according to a recent ComRes survey.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/two-thirds-of-the-british-public-are-unaware-animal-cosmetic-testing-is-illegal-in-uk/

Animal rights extremists wreck Milan laboratory

An animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, was occupied on Saturday 20 April by Fermare Green Hill.
An animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, was occupied on Saturday 20 April by Fermare Green Hill. Animals were taken and cage labels mixed up to confuse experimental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/animal-rights-extremists-wreck-milan-laboratory/

New malaria medicine developed in mice

An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice.
An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice. Crucially, the potential medicine works at low doses and is not prone to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-malaria-medicine-developed-in-mice/

UAR at The Big Bang Fair 2013

The UAR Education Team had a fantastic time at The Big Bang Fair at ExCel in London which ran from the 14th -17th March this year.
The UAR Education Team had a fantastic time at The Big Bang Fair at ExCel in London which ran from the 14th -17th March this year. With The British Pharmacological Society (BPS)… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/uar-at-the-big-bang-fair-2013/

What Difference Does Animal Research Make

We were very sorry to hear that former Smiths frontman and animal rights campaigner Morrissey has been unwell recently.
We were very sorry to hear that former Smiths frontman and animal rights campaigner Morrissey has been unwell recently. Morrissey was reported by the BBC to have received… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/what-difference-does-animal-research-make/

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