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1 January 1970

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We need to stick with research through the ups and the downs

You may have noticed the news recently of a ‘breakthrough’ in treating Alzheimer’s disease.
You may have noticed the news recently of a ‘breakthrough’ in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Some newspapers even spoke of a cure. Unfortunately that belies the true nature of how… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-need-to-stick-with-research-through-the-ups-and-the-downs/

‘Turning point’ in Alzheimer’s treatment

A new compound that reduces brain cell death in mice could mark a new target for treatments against Alzheimer’s disease.
A new compound that reduces brain cell death in mice could mark a new target for treatments against Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first time that a compound has completely… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/turning-point-in-alzheimers-treatment/

Rothman, Schekman and Südhof - 2013 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof "for their discoveries of machinery regulating… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rothman-schekman-and-sudhof-2013-nobel-prize-winners-in-physiology-or-medicine/

Rejection reduced by animal research

Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem.
Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem. We also hear how research with mice has reduced… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rejection-reduced-by-animal-research/

Nobel guinea pigs

Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs.
Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs. Below, UAR details some of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nobel-guinea-pigs/

Brain cancer research suggests new treatments

Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured.
Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured. Treatment by surgery extends life but poses a serious challenge as surgeons are limited by how much… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cancer-research-suggests-new-treatments/

Pro-Test Italia demonstrate in Rome

On the 19th September scientists and students gathered in Rome to support Pro-Test Italia’s second ever demonstration (read our coverage of their first rally).
On the 19th September scientists and students gathered in Rome to support Pro-Test Italia’s second ever demonstration (read our coverage of their first rally). Standing outside… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/pro-test-italia-demonstrate-in-rome/

2013 Nobel Prize Predictions

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 will be announced on 7th October
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 will be announced on 7th October. Until then, UAR is placing its bets on who is going to win. It’s pretty hard to guess who’s… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2013-nobel-prize-predictions/

Down syndrome symptoms reduced in mice with single injection

US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development.
US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development. The findings of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/down-syndrome-symptoms-reduced-in-mice-with-single-injection/

Lasker award given to neurotransmitter researchers

The Lasker award for basic medical research has been awarded to Richard Scheller and Thomas Sudhof for their work on neurotransmission.
The Lasker award for basic medical research has been awarded to Richard Scheller and Thomas Sudhof for their work on neurotransmission. The Lasker awards, which focus on medical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/lasker-award-given-to-neurotransmitter-researchers/

New EU guide to alternatives to animal testing

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search guide.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-eu-guide-to-alternatives-to-animal-testing/

3,000 Italian Researchers say no to law limiting animal research

More than three thousand researchers have signed an open appeal to the Italian Government, requesting changes in the way the EU 2010/63 Directive on animal research is being implemented in their country.
More than three thousand researchers have signed an open appeal to the Italian Government, requesting changes in the way the EU 2010/63 Directive on animal research is being… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/3000-italian-researchers-say-no-to-law-limiting-animal-research/

Animal research awards

The Basel Declaration has announced the winner of its Award for Education in Animal Research
The Basel Declaration has announced the winner of its Award for Education in Animal Research: Chiara Ruzza, a molecular oncologist from the University of Ferrara, Italy. She will… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/animal-research-awards/

Free iBook: Primates in Medical Research now available

How do researchers work with primates? Which species do they use? What has research with primates revealed? How are the primates looked after?
Primates in Medical Research How do researchers work with primates? Which species do they use? What has research with primates revealed? How are the primates looked after?… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/free-ibook-primates-in-medical-research-now-available/

New treatment allows stronger radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in treating cancer, but it is a blunt instrument.
Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in treating cancer, but it is a blunt instrument. In some cases the radiation can be as lethal as the cancer and so treatment regimes must always… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-treatment-allows-stronger-radiotherapy/

New mouse model for hepatitis C research

Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it.
Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it. The only signs will be decades after infection, when liver cancer or… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c-research/

World Hepatitis Day

This Sunday is World Hepatitis Awareness Day, with a theme of 'This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.
This Sunday is World Hepatitis Awareness Day, with a theme of 'This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.' The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) campaign focuses on viral hepatitis and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-hepatitis-day/

A new way to prevent transplant rejection

For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations.
For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations. But a new technique recently reported could signal a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/a-new-way-to-prevent-transplant-rejection/

Understanding Animal Research’s 2013 AGM

Following the official business of the annual general meeting, UAR organised a series of workshop and presentations to showcase just some of its activities.
Following the official business of the annual general meeting, UAR organised a series of workshop and presentations to showcase just some of its activities. During “The Risks and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/understanding-animal-researchs-2013-agm/

Jumping species: how good intentions spread diseases

f asked to think of the main challenges facing conservation, most people would suggest habitat loss, climate change and hunting.
If asked to think of the main challenges facing conservation, most people would suggest habitat loss, climate change and hunting. It is unlikely anyone would say pregnancy tests,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/jumping-species-how-good-intentions-spread-diseases/

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