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This week in animal research 02/10/15

30/09/15 Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness A big story yesterday on the stem cell trial for treating age-related macular degeneration in humans. Ten patients are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-021015/

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.
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/

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…
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-28th-june-4th-july/

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.
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. Using gene therapy and a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-crack-the-vision-code/

Cats make the headlines

Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats.
Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats. Cats, like humans, are born with poor vision. As they develop,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/cats-make-the-headlines/

Gene therapy treats blindness in dogs

A common form of blindness has been successfully treated in dogs using gene therapy.
A common form of blindness has been successfully treated in dogs using gene therapy. The technique, which replaces a faulty gene with a functional one, could be used to restore… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-blindness-in-dogs/

Rare eye cancer pathway uncovered

Scientists have uncovered the secret behind the rapid progression of retinoblastoma, a rare type of childhood eye cancer.
Scientists have uncovered the secret behind the rapid progression of retinoblastoma, a rare type of childhood eye cancer. Rather than being caused by a series of mutations, like… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rare-eye-cancer-pathway-uncovered/

Retina grown in the lab

Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells.
Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells. The technique could lead to treatments for human eye diseases. The retinas are the most complex tissue… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/retina-grown-in-the-lab/

Enzyme linked to blindness

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been linked to the lack of a protective enzyme in the retina.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been linked to the lack of a protective enzyme in the retina. The finding could lead to new treatments for the disease. AMD is one of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-linked-to-blindness/

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

Glaucoma reversed in rats and humans

Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops.
Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops. Further tests on a small number of human patients also showed promising results. Glaucoma is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glaucoma-reversed-in-rats-and-humans/

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