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Top ten medical inventions: Pacemakers

A short history of heart pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions
Pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions? In 1958, Arne Larsson in Sweden became the first patient to depend on an artificial cardiac pacemaker. He died in 2001 at… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-medical-inventions-pacemakers/

This Week in Animal Research: 14th-19th June

A drug developed a century ago to treat African sleeping sickness has eliminated the symptoms of autism from adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder.
A drug developed a century ago to treat African sleeping sickness has eliminated the symptoms of autism from adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder. Suramin blocks… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-14th-19th-june/

Mice show link between psoriasis and heart disease

For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery.
For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery. Now in new… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-show-link-between-psoriasis-and-heart-disease/

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/

Heart regeneration in newborn mice

Newborn mice can regenerate their own heart tissue following heart damage.
Newborn mice can regenerate their own heart tissue following heart damage. This is the first time the effect has been observed in mammals and could lead to new treatment for heart… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-regeneration-in-newborn-mice/

Gel may help heart disease patients

A gel made of compounds found naturally in the body could be used to grow new blood vessels, research on rats has shown.
A gel made of compounds found naturally in the body could be used to grow new blood vessels, research on rats has shown. Blocked arteries and blood vessels are a main cause of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gel-may-help-heart-disease-patients/

Childhood diabetes, food sweetener link

A new study has shown that the food sweetener fructose can cause dangerous body fat deposits and trigger diabetes and heart disease in humans.
A new study has shown that the food sweetener fructose can cause dangerous body fat deposits and trigger diabetes and heart disease in humans. Initial research in rats showing… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/childhood-diabetes-food-sweetener-link/

How broccoli protects arteries

Researchers have discovered one reason why broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are definitely good for you.
Researchers have discovered one reason why broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are definitely good for you. Using mice, they discovered that a chemical found in these green… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-broccoli-protects-arteries/

Key protein in obesity related diseases

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.
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. Scientists… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/key-protein-in-obesity-related-diseases/

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