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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


Why zebrafish?

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish.

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

UK public opinion largely positive

Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website.

Artificial protein could be 'universal' anti-viral

Antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections, but doctors have few options when it comes to viral infections.

Mouse stem cells guided to become neuron-protecting cells

Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.

Anti-viral medicine slows brain tumour growth

Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines.

Less is more for common cancer treatment

A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses.

Sickle-cell anaemia treated in mice

Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth.

Enzyme linked to miscarriages and infertility

Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage.

Weight loss treatment works in obese monkeys

Researchers have shown that a new compound can significantly reduce the weight of monkeys by destroying blood vessels that feed fatty tissue.

Nearly £1 million towards replacing cancer tests

Scientists have been awarded nearly £1 million to develop new test methods that should substantially reduce the numbers of animals used for testing chemicals which may cause cancer.

Alcohol breakdown product damages stem cells

New research in mice has shown that stem cells in bone marrow are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol which causes irreversible damage to their DNA.

In diabetes, beta-cells don’t die, they regress

New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes.

Sniffing out hypertension

New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health.

Cancer cells starved with gold

Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer.

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.

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.

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