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This week in animal research 11/03/16

Eye surgery and animal extinction
7 - 11 March A pregnant rhesus macaques was infected with Zika virus on March 7, 2016 https://dholk.primate.wisc.edu/project/dho/public/Zika/public/ZIKV-003/begin.view… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-110316/

This week in animal research 02/10/15

30/09/15 Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness A big story yesterday on the stem cell trial for treating age-related macular degeneration in humans. Ten patients are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-021015/

Bone “scaffold” helps new bones grow from stem cells

A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones.
A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones. Following successful tests in mice, the researchers hope the new… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/bone-scaffold-helps-new-bones-grow-from-stem-cells/

Stem cell key identified

Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed.
Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed. Without the protein called Mof, embryonic stem… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-key-identified/

Stem cells could replace bone-marrow transplants

Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia.
Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia. Until now, animal products have been… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-could-replace-bone-marrow-transplants1/

Skin cells turned into heart cells

Using human cells to literally rebuild the heart is a distant but realistic prospect for medicine.
Using human cells to literally rebuild the heart is a distant but realistic prospect for medicine. A major barrier though is where to get the cells from – donor tissue is often… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cells-turned-into-heart-cells/

Gene therapy treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.
Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/

Mouse births from stem cell sperm

In the UK around 1 in 10 men are infertile, often because of low sperm counts.
In the UK around 1 in 10 men are infertile, often because of low sperm counts. A new experimental technique may one day help infertile men produce sperm. For the first time… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-births-from-stem-cell-sperm/

Number of nerve stem cells declines with age

A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age.
A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age. Mice were genetically modified so that their brain cells were tagged with fluorescent colours. This… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/number-of-nerve-stem-cells-declines-with-age/

Technique mass produces neural stem cells

Stem cells hold the promise of cures for injuries such as spinal cord damage and diseases such as Parkinson's but producing large quantities of cells for experiments and clinical trials is proving very difficult.
Stem cells hold the promise of cures for injuries such as spinal cord damage and diseases such as Parkinson's but producing large quantities of cells for experiments and clinical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/technique-mass-produces-neural-stem-cells/

Retina grown in the lab

Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells.
Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells. The technique could lead to treatments for human eye diseases. The retinas are the most complex tissue… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/retina-grown-in-the-lab/

Rats breathe using lab lungs

For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports.
For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports. Scientists created the lungs using the same technique used to create liver grafts.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rats-breathe-using-lab-lungs/

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