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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.
Suncream may delay the onset of melanoma, but it cannot completely prevent it according to new research using mice. Mice predisposed to melanoma and coated in SPF 50 sun cream… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-7th-13th-june/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/damaged-proteins-block-immune-cell-transport/

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

How the brain communicates with the immune system

Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate.
Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate. The findings provide a physical link between the brain and the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-the-brain-communicates-with-the-immune-system/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-hope-for-ms/

HIV-like virus cured in mice

Scientists have used a hormone to completely remove a HIV like virus from mice.
Scientists have used a hormone to completely remove a HIV like virus from mice. When researchers gave the hormone, called IL-7, to mice it boosted their immune response to the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-like-virus-cured-in-mice/

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

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

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.
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. Recent work with a GM… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mouse-immune-to-cancer/

Mouse clues to testicular cancer

For the first time scientists will be able to study the development of human testes in mice.
For the first time scientists will be able to study the development of human testes in mice. These mice will be used to look at the origins of a type of testicular cancer that is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-clues-to-testicular-cancer/

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

Leishmania parasites feed immune cells

Researchers using mice have shown how the Leishmania parasite, transmitted by sand flies, establishes infection.
Researchers using mice have shown how the Leishmania parasite, transmitted by sand flies, establishes infection. Leishmaniasis is a disfiguring and potentially fatal parasitic… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/leishmania-parasites-feed-immune-cells/

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