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This week in animal research w/e 15 July 2016

Silk drug delivery, rafting lizards
Mice kept under constant light for six months lost condition When the mice were examined, they were found to be suffering from muscle loss and the early signs of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-we-15-july-2016/

How refining animal research can lead to more experiments

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/how-refining-animal-research-can-lead-to-more-experiments/

Animal research crucial for future of the NHS

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-crucial-for-future-of-the-nhs/

Predictive power of the parallel approach

An innovative approach to clinical trials could improve the predictive power of both human trials and animal studies, bringing both patient and animal welfare benefits.
An innovative approach to clinical trials could improve the predictive power of both human trials and animal studies, bringing both patient and animal welfare benefits. By… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/predictive-power-of-the-parallel-approach/

Secret of stroke recovery?

By genetically deleting a set of molecules in the brains of mice, scientists have significantly improved the speed of recovery following stroke.
By genetically deleting a set of molecules in the brains of mice, scientists have significantly improved the speed of recovery following stroke. The mice regained coordinated… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/secret-of-stroke-recovery/

Bone marrow transplant reverses Rett

A serious type of autism has been successfully treated in mice by bone marrow transplant.
A serious type of autism has been successfully treated in mice by bone marrow transplant. The results show that faulty immune cells might be the cause of both physical and mental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/bone-marrow-transplant-reverses-rett/

Vitamin E causes weak bones in mice

Scientists have found that feeding mice a diet high in vitamin E weakens the animals' bones.
Scientists have found that feeding mice a diet high in vitamin E weakens the animals' bones. The results suggest further research is needed into the effects of the popular dietary… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vitamin-e-causes-weak-bones-in-mice/

Moving animals - are we at a tipping point?

Scientists and governments are increasingly concerned about the negative impact of animal rights campaigns on the humane transportation of animals for research.
Scientists and governments are increasingly concerned about the negative impact of animal rights campaigns on the humane transportation of animals for research. As revealed by the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/moving-animals-are-we-at-a-tipping-point/

Sugar could be key to stopping Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that a simple sugar molecule could stop the toxic protein tangles that cause Alzheimer’s.
Researchers have found that a simple sugar molecule could stop the toxic protein tangles that cause Alzheimer’s. The findings shed new light on the causes of the incurable disease… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sugar-could-be-key-to-stopping-alzheimers/

Stem cells win prizes

Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs.
Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs. But the potential of these 'human… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/stem-cells-win-prizes/

Cancer treatment clears Alzheimer’s damage

A cancer treatment has been shown to rapidly clear the destructive brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease.
A cancer treatment has been shown to rapidly clear the destructive brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. The tests, conducted in mice, surprised researchers with the speed at… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-clears-alzheimers-damage/

Omega-3 fatty acids protect against nerve damage

Scientists have found that omega-3 fatty acids can help speed up recovery from nerve damage.
Scientists have found that omega-3 fatty acids can help speed up recovery from nerve damage. Mice with high levels of the fatty acid showed higher resistance to nerve damage and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/omega-3-fatty-acids-protect-against-nerve-damage/

Gene could hold key to treating deafness

Scientists have identified a gene that, when deleted, causes deafness in mice.
Scientists have identified a gene that, when deleted, causes deafness in mice. The findings explain why mutations in the gene are associated with inherited deafness in people and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-could-hold-key-to-treating-deafness/

Vaccine protects mice against deadly Ebola virus

Scientists have developed a vaccine which protects mice from the Ebola virus and, unlike current vaccines, can be stored for long periods of time.
Scientists have developed a vaccine which protects mice from the Ebola virus and, unlike current vaccines, can be stored for long periods of time. This makes it ideal for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-protects-mice-against-deadly-ebola-virus/

Of mice and men - new video

Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease.
Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease. These are edited versions of live presentations filmed live at the British Science Festival,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-men-new-video/

Cancer inducing protein protects against diabetes

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes. Mice with higher levels of the cancer-causing Lin 28 proteins are protected from diabetes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-inducing-protein-protects-against-diabetes/

Colchicine from Crocus kills cancer

A modified version of a chemical found in the Autumn crocus has shown exceptional promise as a tumour-killing agent in mice and will soon begin clinical trials in humans.
A modified version of a chemical found in the Autumn crocus has shown exceptional promise as a tumour-killing agent in mice and will soon begin clinical trials in humans. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/colchicine-from-crocus-kills-cancer/

Gene deletion blocks pain

Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain.
Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain. When the gene was deleted in mice they could no longer feel certain types of pain. This… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-deletion-blocks-pain/

Gene therapy hope for Menkes Disease

Studies in GM mice have shown that a combination of gene therapy and copper injections could be effective in treating Menkes Disease, a lethal and progressive disease that mainly affects young boys.
Studies in GM mice have shown that a combination of gene therapy and copper injections could be effective in treating Menkes Disease, a lethal and progressive disease that mainly… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-hope-for-menkes-disease/

Breakthrough against deadly Ebola virus

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.
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. Using GM mice,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/breakthrough-against-deadly-ebola-virus/

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