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1 January 1970

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Cancer treatment targets tumour growth protein

A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours.
A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours. By identifying a new role for a well-known protein in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-targets-tumour-growth-protein/

Gene confers resistance to Marek’s disease

Scientists have identified a gene that appears to make chickens immune to the deadly Marek's virus - responsible for millions of deaths in chickens each year.
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to make chickens immune to the deadly Marek's virus - responsible for millions of deaths in chickens each year. The discovery could… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/gene-confers-resistance-to-mareks-disease/

Naked mole rat DNA exposes its age-defying secrets

A team of scientists have begun to unravel the secrets underlying the long life enjoyed by naked mole rats.
A team of scientists have begun to unravel the secrets underlying the long life enjoyed by naked mole rats. They have identified genes that they believe are responsible for the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/naked-mole-rat-dna-exposes-its-age-defying-secrets/

Cancer inducing protein protects against diabetes

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes. Mice with higher levels of the cancer-causing Lin 28 proteins are protected from diabetes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-inducing-protein-protects-against-diabetes/

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.
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. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/colchicine-from-crocus-kills-cancer/

Protein linked to cancer

Research in mice has shown how the over expression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide.
Research in mice has shown how the overexpression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide. Normally, when a cell's DNA is damaged, the cell has… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-cancer/

Vaccine shrinks prostate tumours in mice

A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer.
A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer. Pieces of DNA from normal cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-shrinks-prostate-tumours-in-mice/

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/

Skin cancer protein identified in mice

Scientists have identified a protein that suppresses skin cancer in mice.
Scientists have identified a protein that suppresses skin cancer in mice. Researchers bred mice to lack a copy of the gene that makes the protein alpha-catenin. These mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cancer-protein-identified-in-mice/

Prostate tumours reduced in mice

Prostate tumours have been in reduced in mice using a medicine originally designed to treat obesity.
Prostate tumours have been in reduced in mice using a medicine originally designed to treat obesity. Scientists used the medicine, called STO 609, to stop the production of an… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/prostate-tumours-reduced-in-mice/

Gene linked to lung cancer spread

Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body.
Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body. The genetic change discovered in mice has also been found in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-linked-to-lung-cancer-spread/

Genes temporarily turned-off

Scientists have created a new method to temporarily turn off the function of genes in mice.
Scientists have created a new method to temporarily turn off the function of genes in mice. The technique will enable researchers to investigate specific genes as potential… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/genes-temporarily-turned-off/

Mice sperm grown in the lab

Treatments for infertility in men could come from success in growing mouse sperm.
Treatments for infertility in men could come from success in growing mouse sperm. For the first time, scientists have grown sperm using tissue from mice testes. Sperm… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-sperm-grown-in-the-lab/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/rousing-research/

Wounds trigger tumours

Certain types of cancer could be triggered by simple wounds, according to new research on mice.
Certain types of cancer could be triggered by simple wounds, according to new research on mice. Mice pre-disposed to a common type of skin cancer showed a significant increase in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/wounds-trigger-tumours/

Protein predicts cancer spread

Scientists have identified a protein that tumours make when they are likely to spread.
Scientists have identified a protein that tumours make when they are likely to spread. By halting the production of the compound, researchers were able to stop the spread of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-predicts-cancer-spread/

Fighting cancer with cancer

An innovative new approach to fighting cancer has reduced tumour size in mice.
An innovative new approach to fighting cancer has reduced tumour size in mice. The treatment is currently undergoing human trials. Researchers designed 'cancer beads' that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fighting-cancer-with-cancer/

Stem cells could end blood platelet shortage

Blood platelets produced from embryonic stem cells have been used to repair damaged tissues in mice.
Blood platelets produced from embryonic stem cells have been used to repair damaged tissues in mice. Platelet transfusions are often given to patients following transplant… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-could-end-blood-platelet-shortage/

Zebrafish improve understanding of cancer growth

Experiments on zebrafish larvae have revealed how cancer cells harness the immune system to quicken the spread of the disease.
Experiments on zebrafish larvae have revealed how cancer cells harness the immune system to quicken the spread of the disease. Researchers found that cancer cells are less… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/zebrafish-improve-understanding-of-cancer-growth/

GM mouse immune to cancer

Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer.
Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer. Recent work with a GM… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mouse-immune-to-cancer/

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