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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/

GM pig gets cystic fibrosis

A GM pig that gets cystic fibrosis is helping scientists understand the causes of the disease.
A GM pig that gets cystic fibrosis is helping scientists understand the causes of the disease. The pig strain can also be used to test new therapies for CF While the gene… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-pig-gets-cystic-fibrosis/

Pigs are a new ideal model for cystic fibrosis

The cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) is becoming clearer after scientists used pigs as models instead of mice.
The cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) is becoming clearer after scientists used pigs as models instead of mice. For years scientists have been grappling with the question of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/pigs-are-a-new-ideal-model-for-cystic-fibrosis/

First trials for stem cell transplant into human spine

Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.
Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-trials-for-stem-cell-transplant-into-human-spine/

Tapeworm vaccine helps pigs and humans

A new vaccine successfully blocks tapeworm infection in pigs, helping to break the cycle of infection between pigs and humans.
A new vaccine successfully blocks tapeworm infection in pigs, helping to break the cycle of infection between pigs and humans. Tapeworm is a parasite that can grow up to 10… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tapeworm-vaccine-helps-pigs-and-humans/

New cause of diabetes revealed

Pig models are becoming increasingly important in medical research into the causes of diseases, and have now shed new light on the causes of diabetes.
Pig models are becoming increasingly important in medical research into the causes of diseases, and have now shed new light on the causes of diabetes. In healthy people,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-cause-of-diabetes-revealed/

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/

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