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1 January 1970

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Reversing Rett Syndrome in mice

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.
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.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/reversing-rett-syndrome-in-mice/

Cheap treatment for sleeping sickness

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.
Researchers are preparing for clinical trials of the first inexpensive oral treatment for Trypanosomiasis, the parasitic disease commonly known as sleeping sickness that is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cheap-treatment-for-sleeping-sickness/

Gene repair treats haemophilia

About one in 30,000 boys are born with a defective gene that causes haemophilia B.
About one in 30,000 boys are born with a defective gene that causes haemophilia B. Their blood does not clot, leaving them vulnerable to excessive bleeding. Currently treatment… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-repair-treats-haemophilia/

Animal research and diabetes

In this film we hear from Chloe, who has diabetes, and Dr Aileen King, who researches into diabetes.
In this film we hear from Chloe, who has diabetes, and Dr Aileen King, who researches into diabetes. Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 2.8 million… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-and-diabetes/

Vaccine shrinks prostate tumours in mice

A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer.
A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer. Pieces of DNA from normal cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-shrinks-prostate-tumours-in-mice/

‘Trojan Horse’ brain cancer treatment increases lifespan

A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half.
A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half. A cancer-killing virus was introduced into neural stem cells (NSCs)… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/trojan-horse-brain-cancer-treatment-increases-lifespan/

A Question of Care

From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003. It features three 6th form students touring a research… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/a-question-of-care/

The teenager who took a stand against animal rights protesters

Laurie Pycroft, who founded Pro-Test five years ago, was profiled in The Independent Education section today.
Laurie Pycroft, who founded Pro-Test five years ago, was profiled in The Independent Education section today. Understanding Animal Research worked hard with Pro-Test to get… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-teenager-who-took-a-stand-against-animal-rights-protesters/

More research means more animals

The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office. They show a substantial rise in numbers of procedures by about 14% compared with 2007.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/more-research-means-more-animals/

Medical drama

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.
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 debate… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/medical-drama/

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