1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
In today's staff blog, Dr Ian Le Guillou looks at the impact of the new CRISPR technique for genetically modifying animals.
Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom.
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits
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.
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
Laurie Pycroft, who founded Pro-Test five years ago, was profiled in The Independent Education section today.
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.
A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half.
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.
About one in 30,000 boys are born with a defective gene that causes haemophilia B.
In this film we hear from Chloe, who has diabetes, and Dr Aileen King, who researches into diabetes.
A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer.
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.
Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea.
Research in mice has shown how the over expression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide.
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 cancers caused by malignant gliomas account for around 3,000 deaths in the UK each year.
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.
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.
Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals.