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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Pain makes the heart grow stronger

Scientists working with both mice and people have found that painkillers could actually hinder the body’s recovery after a heart attack.
Scientists working with both mice and people have found that painkillers could actually hinder the body’s recovery after a heart attack. The surprising results challenge the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/pain-makes-the-heart-grow-stronger/

Stem cells and heart repair

Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.
Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/stem-cells-and-heart-repair/

Heart repair initiated in mice

Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle.
Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle. However zebrafish hearts can, and the human heart itself is capable of significant growth early in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-repair-initiated-in-mice/

How exercise protects the heart

Work with mice has shown that the elevated levels of nitric oxide produced during exercise protect the heart from injury during a heart attack.
Work with mice has shown that the elevated levels of nitric oxide produced during exercise protect the heart from injury during a heart attack. Exercise reduces the risk of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-exercise-protects-the-heart/

Growing new blood vessels in mice

Heart attacks and strokes could be prevented using a new method of blood vessel regeneration, according to research on mice.
Heart attacks and strokes could be prevented using a new method of blood vessel regeneration, according to research on mice. Blocked blood vessels can starve the brain and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/growing-new-blood-vessels-in-mice/

Cholesterol medicines could treat thrombosis

A protein known to reduce cholesterol also inhibits the formation of blood clots.
A protein known to reduce cholesterol also inhibits the formation of blood clots. When blood clots block blood vessels, a condition known as thrombosis, it can lead to heart… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cholesterol-medicines-could-treat-thrombosis/

Tiny sensors monitor heart attacks

The severity of a heart attack can be determined using tiny implanted sensors, according to new research on mice. Similar sensors could be used to monitor people at high risk of heart attack.
The severity of a heart attack can be determined using tiny implanted sensors, according to new research on mice. Similar sensors could be used to monitor people at high risk of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tiny-sensors-monitor-heart-attacks/

New understanding of 'suspended animation'

Research on bears has extended our understanding of large mammal hibernation.
Research on bears has extended our understanding of large mammal hibernation. The findings pave the way to creating similar suspended animation states in humans, with important… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-understanding-of-suspended-animation/

Watch and read - Where do medicines come from?

We've produced a new leaflet and accompanying video that is being distributed to GP waiting rooms throughout the UK for the next six months.
We've produced a new leaflet and accompanying video that is being distributed to GP waiting rooms throughout the UK for the next six months. This Wellcome Trust supported leaflet… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/watch-and-read-where-do-medicines-come-from/

How broccoli protects arteries

Researchers have discovered one reason why broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are definitely good for you.
Researchers have discovered one reason why broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are definitely good for you. Using mice, they discovered that a chemical found in these green… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-broccoli-protects-arteries/

Patching a broken heart

A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage. Heart attacks often cause irreversible damage to the heart muscle, leaving survivors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/patching-a-broken-heart/

Heart stimulated to heal itself

Scientists have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate the heart to heal itself without the use of stem cell technology.
Scientists have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate the heart to heal itself without the use of stem cell technology. Heart muscle cells are undifferentiated… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-stimulated-to-heal-itself/

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