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1 January 1970

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Child skin-cancer gene identified

A gene essential for the development of a rare form of childhood skin cancer has been identified.
A gene essential for the development of a rare form of childhood skin cancer has been identified. The gene, which when turned off prevents the formation of tumours in mice, could… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/child-skin-cancer-gene-identified/

Opossum models liver disease

Animal models are used by scientists to replicate human diseases in another living animal, allowing them to study the biology of the disease and test potential treatments.
Animal models are used by scientists to replicate human diseases in another living animal, allowing them to study the biology of the disease and test potential treatments. Some… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/opossum-models-liver-disease/

Acidic airways found in cystic fibrosis linked to bacterial infection

The airways of pigs closely resemble those of people meaning the animals develop lung disease in a very similar way to us.
The airways of pigs closely resemble those of people meaning the animals develop lung disease in a very similar way to us. New research shows that the mucus coating the airways of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/acidic-airways-found-in-cystic-fibrosis-linked-to-bacterial-infection/

Huntington’s disease mutation in mice corrected using stem cells

Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder.
Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder. The mutation that causes the disease was corrected in a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/huntingtons-disease-mutation-in-mice-corrected-using-stem-cells/

New-found hormone protects against type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats.
Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats. The disease, which is often the result of lifestyle and develops in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-found-hormone-protects-against-type-2-diabetes/

Parkinson disease protein spreads between neurons

Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the brain.
Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-disease-protein-spreads-between-neurons/

Diabetes medicine improves memory in mice

A medicine currently used to treat diabetes has been shown to promote the formation of new neurons in the brains of mice, leading to better performances in a spatial learning test.
A medicine currently used to treat diabetes has been shown to promote the formation of new neurons in the brains of mice, leading to better performances in a spatial learning… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-medicine-improves-memory-in-mice/

Stem cell therapy for Type 1 diabetes a step closer

Mice with Type1 diabetes have effectively been cured using human embryonic stem cells.
Mice with Type1 diabetes have effectively been cured using human embryonic stem cells. Scientists successfully transformed the stem cells into pre-pancreatic cells. They were then… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes-a-step-closer/

Myeloid leukaemia slowed in mice

Experiments using cell cultures and mice have shown how a recently-developed class of chemicals slows the progression of a type of blood cancer, and significantly extends the lifespan of affected mice.
Experiments using cell cultures and mice have shown how a recently-developed class of chemicals slows the progression of a type of blood cancer, and significantly extends the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/myeloid-leukaemia-slowed-in-mice/

Scientists block pathological aggression in mice

There is growing evidence that low levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A (MAO A) causes antisocial behaviour and aggression in both humans and mice.
There is growing evidence that low levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A (MAO A) causes antisocial behaviour and aggression in both humans and mice. Recent work using… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-block-pathological-aggression-in-mice/

Cancer risk increased by bacterial infection

Long-lasting inflammation, such as that caused by persistent bacterial infections, is estimated to account for up to 16% of cancers worldwide.
Long-lasting inflammation, such as that caused by persistent bacterial infections, is estimated to account for up to 16% of cancers worldwide. By studying stomach infection in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-risk-increased-by-bacterial-infection/

Mice show link between psoriasis and heart disease

For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery.
For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery. Now in new… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-show-link-between-psoriasis-and-heart-disease/

Welcome to our new look

This, our main website, is over three years old and had grown enormously since we launched at the start of 2009.
This, our main website, is over three years old and had grown enormously since we launched at the start of 2009. As well as updating its look, we have thoroughly reviewed its… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/welcome-to-our-new-look/

Type 1 diabetes reversed in mice

A new treatment can reverse late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, research has shown.
A new treatment can reverse late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, research has shown. The therapy reprograms the immune system and then promotes the growth of healthy… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/type-1-diabetes-reversed-in-mice/

The making of 'A day in the life of an animal technologist'

We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time.
We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time. Not least to have some video material that puts the record straight about the way animals involved in research are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-making-of-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-animal-technologist/

Science website launches

In 2010 UAR decided that our sister site AnimalResearch.info was in need of a bit of sprucing up! AnimalResearch.info is a global resource for evidence-based information on the use of animals in medical research.
In 2010 UAR decided that our sister site AnimalResearch.info was in need of a bit of sprucing up! AnimalResearch.info is a global resource for evidence-based information on the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/science-website-launches/

Beagle breeding planning appeal fails

On Thursday 26 January, we learned that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles had agreed with the recommendations of a planning appeal inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by B&K animal breeders in East Yorkshire.
On Thursday 26 January, we learned that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles had agreed with the recommendations of a planning appeal inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/beagle-breeding-planning-appeal-fails/

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/

Tuning the immune system reverses MS

Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.
Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. The findings could be developed into new treatments and also provide doctors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tuning-the-immune-system-reverses-ms/

Weight loss treatment works in obese monkeys

Researchers have shown that a new compound can significantly reduce the weight of monkeys by destroying blood vessels that feed fatty tissue.
Researchers have shown that a new compound can significantly reduce the weight of monkeys by destroying blood vessels that feed fatty tissue. The findings pave the way for the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/weight-loss-treatment-works-in-obese-monkeys/

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