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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


Mouse clues to testicular cancer

For the first time scientists will be able to study the development of human testes in mice.

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.

Leishmania parasites feed immune cells

Researchers using mice have shown how the Leishmania parasite, transmitted by sand flies, establishes infection.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Last edited: 19 September 2014 04:49