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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Mouse clues to testicular cancer

For the first time scientists will be able to study the development of human testes in mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-clues-to-testicular-cancer/

Worm holes and lung damage

New research suggests that understanding provided by parasitic worms could be used to treat serious lung injury caused by infections.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/worm-holes-and-lung-damage/

Leishmania parasites feed immune cells

Researchers using mice have shown how the Leishmania parasite, transmitted by sand flies, establishes infection.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/leishmania-parasites-feed-immune-cells/

New hope for MS

Unlocking a key messenger protein in the body’s defences could be a first step to new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, suggest studies in mice with a form of the disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-hope-for-ms/

Zebrafish improve understanding of cancer growth

Experiments on zebrafish larvae have revealed how cancer cells harness the immune system to quicken the spread of the disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-improve-understanding-of-cancer-growth/

GM mouse immune to cancer

Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mouse-immune-to-cancer/

Damaged proteins block immune cell transport

A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising pathogens and leading to a weakened immune system.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/damaged-proteins-block-immune-cell-transport/

'Master gene' for immune cells identified

Researchers have identified the master gene that causes blood stem cells to turn into natural killer (NK) immune cells.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/master-gene-for-immune-cells-identified/

Childhood flu may protect against asthma

Exposure to bacteria or viruses as child could reduce your chances of contracting asthma, according to new research on mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/childhood-flu-may-protect-against-asthma/

This Week In Animal Research: 7th-13th June

Suncream may delay the onset of melanoma, but it cannot completely prevent it according to new research using mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-7th-13th-june/

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