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1 January 1970

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Dispelling myths around animal research

Film for politics.co.uk
Dispelling myths around animal research Making sense of animal research in the UK - a policy-maker's guide UAR commissioned an animation with politics.co.uk to explain… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/dispelling-myths-around-animal-research/

First gene therapy trial for deafness

Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice. The trial uses a virus to insert… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-gene-therapy-trial-for-deafness/

Nine out of ten statistics are taken out of context

Those opposed to animal research often point out that most drugs that pass the legally required toxicology tests in animals go on to fail in human clinical trials.
Nine out of ten statistics are taken out of context Facts without context Those opposed to animal research often point out that most drugs that pass the legally required… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/nine-out-of-ten-statistics-are-taken-out-of-context/

Targeting genes to stop breast tumours

Some breast cancers do not respond to currently available chemotherapy.
Some breast cancers do not respond to currently available chemotherapy. These tumours can contain cancer cells with stem cell-like properties which lack the molecular receptors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/targeting-genes-to-stop-breast-tumours/

Leukaemia vaccine ready for patients

A new vaccine which successfully treated mice with leukaemia will undergo the first human trials this year.
A new vaccine which successfully treated mice with leukaemia will undergo the first human trials this year. Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow. There are many… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/leukaemia-vaccine-ready-for-patients/

Treating brain secondaries in mice with breast cancer

Scientists have shown that the drug vorinostat is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and reduce the development of brain tumours in mice.
Scientists have shown that the drug vorinostat is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and reduce the development of brain tumours in mice. Breast cancer survival rates have… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-brain-secondaries-in-mice-with-breast-cancer/

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