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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


A CRISPR future for genetic modification

In today's staff blog, Dr Ian Le Guillou looks at the impact of the new CRISPR technique for genetically modifying animals.

This Week in Animal Research: 19th-25th June

Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom.

Rabbits, fish and mice, but no rock hyrax

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits

Medical drama

A TV dramatisation of Edwardian antivivisection protest on Sunday night in Casualty 1909 shows there's little new in the public debate over animal research and testing.

More research means more animals

The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.

A Question of Care

From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.

Cheap treatment for sleeping sickness

Researchers are preparing for clinical trials of the first inexpensive oral treatment for Trypanosomiasis, the parasitic disease commonly known as sleeping sickness that is transmitted to humans by the tsetse fly.

Animal research and diabetes

In this film we hear from Chloe, who has diabetes, and Dr Aileen King, who researches into diabetes.

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.

Reversing Rett Syndrome in mice

New research using mouse models has shown that glial cells, which protect and support neurons in the brain, play a central role in preventing the severe symptoms of Rett Syndrome.

Protein linked to cancer

Research in mice has shown how the over expression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide.

Polar bears and brown bears interbred

A genetic study of living and the ancient remains of polar and brown bears has revealed that they interbred during the last ice age and that modern polar bears are descended on the female side from brown bears that lived in Ireland.

Brain tumour growth slowed

Brain cancers caused by malignant gliomas account for around 3,000 deaths in the UK each year.

#ww Animal models: Inside the minds of mice and men

Monya Baker has given us a good and useful read. Her article in Nature provides many examples of animal models for human conditions and gives a clear appraisal of their value.

Spine repair allows rats to breathe again

Injuries that damage the spinal cord at the top of the neck can damage the nerve connections between the respiratory centre in the brain and the diaphragm muscles that we need to breathe normally.

#WW award for a letter from Parkinson's UK

Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals.

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