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1 January 1970

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The eternal search for ever-lasting life

When Eos asked Zeus, father of the Greek Gods, to make her lover Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth.
When Eos asked Zeus, father of the Greek Gods, to make her lover Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth. Tithonus indeed lived forever, but as a shell of a man who… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-eternal-search-for-ever-lasting-life/

Hard on the outside, soft on the inside, and just the right temperature...

What do armadillos and humans have in common? They can both be infected with leprosy, one of the oldest and most dreaded diseases known to man.
What do armadillos and humans have in common? They can both be infected with leprosy, one of the oldest and most dreaded diseases known to man. In fact, without this unusual… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hard-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside-and-just-the-right-temperature/

Inside the Dementia Lab

Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials.
Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials. Their slick… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/inside-the-dementia-lab/

Symposium on the 3Rs

The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research.
The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/symposium-on-the-3rs/

World Blood Donor Day

Today marks World Blood Donor day, where voluntary blood donors are thanked and awareness raised about the need for blood around the world.
Today marks World Blood Donor day, where voluntary blood donors are thanked and awareness raised about the need for blood around the world. Blood transfusions are now a routine… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-blood-donor-day/

Pro-Test Italia demonstrate the value of animal research

On Saturday 1st June 2013, Pro-Test Italia held a rally in support of the important role that animals play in biomedical research.
On Saturday 1st June 2013, Pro-Test Italia held a rally in support of the important role that animals play in biomedical research. Pro-Test Italia is an modelled on the UK… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/pro-test-italia-demonstrate-the-value-of-animal-research/

Brain Injury Week 13th - 19th May 2013

This year's Action for Brain Injury Week (ABI Week) will see the launch of a positive campaign aimed at GPs to assist them with diagnosing and appropriately signposting patients and carers affected by the often hidden aspects of brain injury.
This year's Action for Brain Injury Week (ABI Week) will see the launch of a positive campaign aimed at GPs to assist them with diagnosing and appropriately signposting patients… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-injury-week-13th-19th-may-2013/

New animal research briefing for Deaf Awareness Week

UAR has produced a new briefing sheet on deafness and hearing loss as a contribution to Deaf Awareness Week (6th May - 12th May 2013).
UAR has produced a new briefing sheet on deafness and hearing loss as a contribution to Deaf Awareness Week (6th May - 12th May 2013). During Deaf Awareness Week organisations… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-animal-research-briefing-for-deaf-awareness-week/

Prize for technique that reduces number of animals in spinal injury research

A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals.
A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals. The awards… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/prize-for-technique-that-reduces-number-of-animals-in-spinal-injury-research/

Newly identified naturally occurring hormone could treat diabetes

Experiments in mice have identified a hormone that could stop and even reverse the onset of diabetes.
Experiments in mice have identified a hormone that could stop and even reverse the onset of diabetes. The hormone, which is also found in humans, increases the number of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/newly-identified-naturally-occurring-hormone-could-treat-diabetes/

Scientists ask for solidarity

A recent break in at the University of Milan by animal rights extremists has put the university’s research into psychiatric disorders back several years.
A recent break in at the University of Milan by animal rights extremists has put the university’s research into psychiatric disorders back several years. In response,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/scientists-ask-for-solidarity/

Two thirds of the British public are unaware animal cosmetic testing is illegal in UK

Almost two thirds of British people (63%) do not know that is it illegal to test finished cosmetic products on animals in the UK, according to a recent ComRes survey.
Almost two thirds of British people (63%) do not know that is it illegal to test finished cosmetic products on animals in the UK, according to a recent ComRes survey.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/two-thirds-of-the-british-public-are-unaware-animal-cosmetic-testing-is-illegal-in-uk/

Animal research news round up

We have several stories which very clearly illustrate the potential medical benefits of research this week.
We have several stories which very clearly illustrate the potential medical benefits of research this week. I started my working life in a company making kidney machine… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-news-round-up/

We have a lot of things to thank animals for; space travel and cloning are just two of them

Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment.
Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment. The first monkey into space is a strong contender you might say, but can you name him? Dolly… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-have-a-lot-of-things-to-thank-animals-for-space-travel-and-cloning-are-just-two-of-them/

Broken memories

Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories.
Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories. The study also found that mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms have more… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-memories/

New malaria medicine developed in mice

An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice.
An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice. Crucially, the potential medicine works at low doses and is not prone to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-malaria-medicine-developed-in-mice/

UAR at The Big Bang Fair 2013

The UAR Education Team had a fantastic time at The Big Bang Fair at ExCel in London which ran from the 14th -17th March this year.
The UAR Education Team had a fantastic time at The Big Bang Fair at ExCel in London which ran from the 14th -17th March this year. With The British Pharmacological Society (BPS)… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/uar-at-the-big-bang-fair-2013/

Gene therapy targets 'cancer gene'

Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects.
Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects. The tests in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-targets-cancer-gene/

Cancer cells starved with gold

Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer.
Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer. Because the target of the therapy is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-cells-starved-with-gold/

Sniffing out hypertension

New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health.
New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health. But the really… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sniffing-out-hypertension/

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