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1 January 1970

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Starving kidney cancer in mice

Researchers have identified a new chemical (STF-31) that selectively kills kidney cancer cells by blocking their glucose supply.
Researchers have identified a new chemical (STF-31) that selectively kills kidney cancer cells by blocking their glucose supply. Kidney cancer accounts for over 2% of all… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/starving-kidney-cancer-in-mice/

Shining a light on ataxia

When people stagger after drinking too much ethanol has caused reversible ataxia – a loss of muscular co-ordination.
When people stagger after drinking too much ethanol has caused reversible ataxia – a loss of muscular co-ordination. Other types of ataxia are linked to localised brain damage,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/shining-a-light-on-ataxia/

Helping the hunt for disease genes

A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains.
A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains. Most of today’s lab strains date from a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/helping-the-hunt-for-disease-genes/

UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010

The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million. Once again, the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research. The campaign has been condemned as irresponsible, illogical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-fund-animal-research/

New mouse model for hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus infects in the region of 170 million people around the world and creates an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer.
The hepatitis C virus infects in the region of 170 million people around the world and creates an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer. Because the hepatitis C… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c/

Protein suppression stops leukaemia growth in mice

Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins.
Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins. Cancer stem cells are thought to be responsible for relapses in leukaemia. The findings… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-suppression-stops-leukaemia-growth-in-mice/

Gene linked to lung cancer spread

Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body.
Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body. The genetic change discovered in mice has also been found in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-linked-to-lung-cancer-spread/

Genes for acute myeloid leukaemia

Scientists have identified three types of gene mutation that lead to acute myeloid leukaemia.
Scientists have identified three types of gene mutation that lead to acute myeloid leukaemia. The finding could lead to new treatments for the disease. Two newly discovered… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/genes-for-acute-myeloid-leukaemia/

Protein linked to autism in mice

Research on GM mice has found how mutations in a single protein can lead to autism.
Research on GM mice has found how mutations in a single protein can lead to autism. The protein, called Shank3, regulates how nerve impulses are conducted between brain cells.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-autism-in-mice/

Optimising GM mouse research

'The MRC is absolutely committed to basic research and we understand the value of mouse genetics', said Professor Sir John Savill, CEO of the Medical Research Council today, announcing a multi-million pound investment in mouse genetics.
'The MRC is absolutely committed to basic research and we understand the value of mouse genetics', said Professor Sir John Savill, CEO of the Medical Research Council today,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/optimising-gm-mouse-research/

Exercise reduces ageing in GM mice

Regular endurance exercise reduces the effects of ageing, according to new research on mice.
Regular endurance exercise reduces the effects of ageing, according to new research on mice. Premature ageing was prevented in mice running on a treadmill for 45 minutes, three… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/exercise-reduces-ageing-in-gm-mice/

Enzyme reduces cancer spread

The spread of cancer to other organs has been reduced in mice by blocking an enzyme.
The spread of cancer to other organs has been reduced in mice by blocking an enzyme. Researchers blocked the enzyme LOXL2 in mice using chemicals and genetic engineering… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-reduces-cancer-spread/

Genetic modification strengthens hearts

Mice have been genetically modified to grow stronger hearts.
Mice have been genetically modified to grow stronger hearts. The changes to the heart mimic those usually seen after strenuous exercise, even though in this case the mice were… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/genetic-modification-strengthens-hearts/

GM rats are the new GM mice

Mice are the archetypal laboratory animal.
Mice are the archetypal laboratory animal. They are the most common vertebrate used in medical research and were the first mammal after humans to have their genome sequenced, back… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-rats-are-the-new-gm-mice/

Scientists create singing mouse

Scientists have created a mouse that is said to sing like a bird.
Scientists have created a mouse that is said to sing like a bird. The mouse was created by an unexpected genetic mutation in the 'Evolved Mouse Project'. Mice used in the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-create-singing-mouse/

Stem cells combat muscular dystrophy

A new mouse model of muscular dystrophy has found that stem cells play an important role in this genetic disease.
A new mouse model of muscular dystrophy has found that stem cells play an important role in this genetic disease. Sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common form… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-combat-muscular-dystrophy/

Enzyme causes chronic pain

An enzyme responsible for making pain last after nerve injury has been discovered in mice.
An enzyme responsible for making pain last after nerve injury has been discovered in mice. The finding could lead to new treatments for chronic pain in humans. Raised levels of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-causes-chronic-pain/

Ageing reversed in mice

Premature ageing can be reversed in mice, hinting at the possibility of anti-aging treatments for humans.
Premature ageing can be reversed in mice, hinting at the possibility of anti-aging treatments for humans. Scientists were able to rejuvenate GM mice using an enzyme called… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/ageing-reversed-in-mice/

Compound controls weight and blood sugar

A new compound has been designed that controls weight and blood sugar in mice, raising the prospect of a treatment for sufferers of obesity and diabetes.
A new compound has been designed that controls weight and blood sugar in mice, raising the prospect of a treatment for sufferers of obesity and diabetes. Researchers injected… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/compound-controls-weight-and-blood-sugar/

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