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1 January 1970

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Cystic fibrosis gene therapy works

Following drug delivery trials on sheep and mice some patients suffering from cystic fibrosis have received a novel treatment for their condition. A therapy that replaces the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cystic-fibrosis-gene-therapy-works/

Review of Animal Research in Medicine - 2014

Gene modification, stem cell therapies, tissue engineering
The stories we pick up and pass on report on every stage of the medical development process, from initial laboratory work to trials in humans. Several themes came out in our… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/review-of-animal-research-in-medicine-2014/

This Week in Animal Research 12th-18th July

A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate.
A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate. Researchers from the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-12th-18th-july/

Highlights of research news in 2013

As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.
As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/highlights-of-research-news-in-2013/

Venom: Turning Toxicity on its Head

The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.
The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/venom-turning-toxicity-on-its-head/

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/

Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs

Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease. The findings suggest that the therapy, which has now passed all animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

Gene therapy targets 'cancer gene'

Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects.
Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects. The tests in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-targets-cancer-gene/

Diabetes cured in dogs using gene therapy

Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy.
Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy. After a single treatment session, involving a few simple injections, the dogs recovered… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-in-dogs-using-gene-therapy/

Gene therapy treats epileptic rats

Scientists have cured epilepsy in rats by inserting a special gene into neurons of the brain.
Scientists have cured epilepsy in rats by inserting a special gene into neurons of the brain. It is the first time such a technique has been used to treat the neurological… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-epileptic-rats/

Mice regain sense of smell after gene therapy

Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose.
Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose. The study suggests that abnormalities in these structures, called cilia,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-regain-sense-of-smell-after-gene-therapy/

Gene therapy makes beating heart cells

Scientists have repaired damaged heart tissue in mice using a newly developed gene therapy.
Scientists have repaired damaged heart tissue in mice using a newly developed gene therapy. The technology is the first to turn non-beating heart cells into beating ones in a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-makes-beating-heart-cells/

Gene therapy for sickle cell

Gene therapy has been developed in mice to treat sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia.
Gene therapy has been developed in mice to treat sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia. Further experiments on human cells suggest the therapy should work in people too, and a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-for-sickle-cell/

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/

Gene therapy treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.
Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/

Gene therapy eases breathing problems

Delivering genes to specific cells which cause the lung disease emphysema could be key to alleviating breathing difficulties, research on mice suggests.
Delivering genes to specific cells which cause the lung disease emphysema could be key to alleviating breathing difficulties, research on mice suggests. A genetically inherited… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-eases-breathing-problems/

Damaging effects of fat reversed

Researchers have long known that overweight people are more likely to develop conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers have long known that overweight people are more likely to develop conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. In a new study researchers have uncovered evidence to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/damaging-effects-of-fat-reversed/

Gene therapy repairs damaged lungs

Using outside-the-body gene therapy in pig and human lungs, researchers have repaired donated organs that were deemed too damaged to transplant.
Using outside-the-body gene therapy in pig and human lungs, researchers have repaired donated organs that were deemed too damaged to transplant. Many lungs harvested from… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-repairs-damaged-lungs/

Gene therapy promise for muscular dystrophy

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy successful in treating the most severe type of muscular dystrophy in mice.
Scientists have developed a new gene therapy successful in treating the most severe type of muscular dystrophy in mice. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe muscle… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-promise-for-muscular-dystrophy/

Gene therapy treats Parkinson’s tremors

Researchers have used gene therapy to correct movement problems in macaque monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms.
Researchers have used gene therapy to correct movement problems in macaque monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms. The problem with current treatments for Parkinson’s disease is that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-parkinsons-tremors/

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