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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Stopping cancer spreading

Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even after seemingly successful treatment.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stopping-cancer-spreading/

Genes temporarily turned-off

Scientists have created a new method to temporarily turn off the function of genes in mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/genes-temporarily-turned-off/

Lung cancer protein could be a target for new therapy

Scientists have discovered a protein on the surface of cancerous lung cells that could be the target for a new therapy.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/lung-cancer-protein-could-be-a-target-for-new-therapy/

Lung tumour treatment shows promise

Researchers have discovered a new medicine which is able to stop lung tumours from growing in mice, even eliminating them altogether in half of all cases.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/lung-tumour-treatment-shows-promise/

Potential treatment for terminal cancer

For the first time, researchers have discovered a therapy that can treat the invariably lethal terminal stages of cancer in animals.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/potential-treatment-for-terminal-cancer/

Colchicine from Crocus kills cancer

A modified version of a chemical found in the Autumn crocus has shown exceptional promise as a tumour-killing agent in mice and will soon begin clinical trials in humans.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/colchicine-from-crocus-kills-cancer/

Can you cure my cancer?

BBC Panormama programme features latest research including work with animals
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/can-you-cure-my-cancer/

Cold virus fights cancer selectively

Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cold-virus-fights-cancer-selectively/

Scar tissue process revealed

Research on mice has revealed the process which limits the accumulation of excessive scar tissue.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scar-tissue-process-revealed/

Rousing research

Did you know that it is exactly 100 years since a little-known researcher called Francis Peyton Rous in New York discovered that chickens could get cancer from viruses? We didn’t think so.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/rousing-research/

'Master gene' for immune cells identified

Researchers have identified the master gene that causes blood stem cells to turn into natural killer (NK) immune cells.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/master-gene-for-immune-cells-identified/

Magnetic medicines treat brain tumours

The barrier between blood vessels and the brain may no longer limit the delivery of medicines to tumours, research on rats shows.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/magnetic-medicines-treat-brain-tumours/

Why do charities fund animal research?

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

Why are we still waiting for a cure?

The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different tools doctors have at their disposal.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-are-we-still-waiting-for-a-cure/

Walnuts to fight prostate cancer

Eating walnuts as part of a balanced diet may reduce the size and growth of prostate tumours, a study on mice has shown.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/walnuts-to-fight-prostate-cancer/

Rare eye cancer pathway uncovered

Scientists have uncovered the secret behind the rapid progression of retinoblastoma, a rare type of childhood eye cancer.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rare-eye-cancer-pathway-uncovered/

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