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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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GM cells cure anaemia in mice

Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called erythropoietin.
Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-cells-cure-anaemia-in-mice/

New antibody protects monkeys from deadly Hendra virus

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year.
A new antibody treatment protects monkeys from the deadly Hendra virus. It is the first medicine to be developed to treat the virus which kills over half the humans it infects.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-antibody-protects-monkeys-from-deadly-hendra-virus/

Skin tumour reduced in mice

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year. Previous research has shown that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-tumour-reduced-in-mice/

Enzyme linked to miscarriages and infertility

Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage.
Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage. Levels of the enzyme appear to determine when a woman is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-linked-to-miscarriages-and-infertility/

Sickle-cell anaemia treated in mice

Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth.
Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth. This demonstrates that a technique… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sickle-cell-anaemia-treated-in-mice/

Of mice and men - new video

Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease.
Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease. These are edited versions of live presentations filmed live at the British Science Festival,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-men-new-video/

Less is more for common cancer treatment

A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses.
A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses. Tests using a mouse model of prostate cancer have… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/less-is-more-for-common-cancer-treatment/

Lords affirm support for animal research

Members of the House of Lords on Tuesday affirmed their support for 'proper and appropriate' use of animals in medical research.
Members of the House of Lords on Tuesday affirmed their support for 'proper and appropriate' use of animals in medical research. They also criticised campaigns, such as those by… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/lords-affirm-support-for-animal-research/

Cancer inducing protein protects against diabetes

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes. Mice with higher levels of the cancer-causing Lin 28 proteins are protected from diabetes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-inducing-protein-protects-against-diabetes/

Anti-viral medicine slows brain tumour growth

Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines.
Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines. By studying human tumours and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anti-viral-medicine-slows-brain-tumour-growth/

Mouse stem cells guided to become neuron-protecting cells

Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.
Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons. The breakthrough promises to improve research into… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-stem-cells-guided-to-become-neuron-protecting-cells/

How the brain communicates with the immune system

Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate.
Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate. The findings provide a physical link between the brain and the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-the-brain-communicates-with-the-immune-system/

Treating 'Alzheimer's disease' in mice

Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients.
Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients. The finding opens up the possibility of designing a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-alzheimers-disease-in-mice/

#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.
Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals. We award our #WW award to Dr Kieran Breen for his letter responding… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-a-letter-from-parkinsons-uk/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/spine-repair-allows-rats-to-breathe-again/

#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.
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.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-animal-models-inside-the-minds-of-mice-and-men/

Brain tumour growth slowed

Brain cancers caused by malignant gliomas account for around 3,000 deaths in the UK each year.
Brain cancers caused by malignant gliomas account for around 3,000 deaths in the UK each year. Unfortunately, the outlook for patients with malignant gliomas is poor. For patients… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-tumour-growth-slowed/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/polar-bears-and-brown-bears-interbred/

Protein linked to cancer

Research in mice has shown how the over expression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide.
Research in mice has shown how the overexpression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide. Normally, when a cell's DNA is damaged, the cell has… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-cancer/

Vaccine against Streptococcus pneumonia

Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea.
Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea. Now a modified salmonella is being trialled as a vaccine against Streptococcus pneumonia. Streptococcus pneumonia causes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-against-streptococcus-pneumonia/

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