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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Biological clock pigment could help blind people

Light sensing cells (photosensitive ganglion cells) in the eye, which contain the pigment melanopsin, set the body's biological clock.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/biological-clock-pigment-could-help-blind-people/

This Week in Animal Research 28th June-4th July

Researchers at the University of Toronto believe they have found the reason that we cannot remember the first few years of childhood, Brains of babies have an increased rate of new cell creation which may cause this "infantile amnesia". The study found th…
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-28th-june-4th-july/

Cats make the headlines

Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/cats-make-the-headlines/

Rare eye cancer pathway uncovered

Scientists have uncovered the secret behind the rapid progression of retinoblastoma, a rare type of childhood eye cancer.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rare-eye-cancer-pathway-uncovered/

Enzyme linked to blindness

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been linked to the lack of a protective enzyme in the retina.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-linked-to-blindness/

Highlights of research news in 2013

As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/highlights-of-research-news-in-2013/

Scientists crack the vision code

Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-crack-the-vision-code/

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