1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Premature ageing can be reversed in mice, hinting at the possibility of anti-aging treatments for humans.
A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains.
A serious type of autism has been successfully treated in mice by bone marrow transplant.
Shining a laser into the brain may ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s, a new study in mice has shown.
Regular endurance exercise reduces the effects of ageing, according to new research on mice.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
A medicine previously used to treat high blood pressure could now be applied to Alzheimer's disease following tests on GM mice.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
Scientists and governments are increasingly concerned about the negative impact of animal rights campaigns on the humane transportation of animals for research.
It is well known that obesity can lead to health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it is thought that this is due to low-grade inflammation.
Mice have been genetically modified to grow stronger hearts.
Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain.
In today’s staff blog our Science Writer, Ian Le Guillou, looks at how genetically modified mice are helping to reduce our reliance on primates, but are inflating the numbers of animals used.
The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain.
Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins.
A cancer treatment has been shown to rapidly clear the destructive brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have created a mouse that is said to sing like a bird.
Scientists have uncovered the Achilles heel of the deadly Ebola virus; the breakthrough could lead to the first treatment for the tropical disease within a decade.
Last month, Prime Minister David Cameron made a commitment to delivering major improvements in dementia care and research, doubling the budget for Alzheimer’s research in the UK to £66 million.
The UK government announced this morning that the number of animal procedures in 2009 fell by 1% compared with the previous year.