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1 January 1970

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Why are we still waiting for a cure?

The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different tools doctors have at their disposal.
The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-are-we-still-waiting-for-a-cure/

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/

Vaccine induces cocaine immunity in mice

Cocaine immunity has been induced in mice using an altered version of the common cold virus.
Cocaine immunity has been induced in mice using an altered version of the common cold virus. The vaccine could be used to break cocaine addiction in humans. The vaccine… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-induces-cocaine-immunity-in-mice/

Plastic antibodies attack bee stings

Immune system molecules made from plastic have functioned successfully in the first tests involving mice.
Immune system molecules made from plastic have functioned successfully in the first tests involving mice. Infections are fought using antibodies in response to antigens which… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/plastic-antibodies-attack-bee-stings/

How infection can lead to psychiatric problems

Scientists using mice have discovered how early exposure to a common type of bacterium can lead to psychiatric disorders.
Scientists using mice have discovered how early exposure to a common type of bacterium can lead to psychiatric disorders. PANDAS (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-infection-can-lead-to-psychiatric-problems/

Sticky antibodies prevent onset of vCJD

Antibodies able to bind to a protein in the brain show promise in mice for preventing fatal prion diseases like vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease).
Antibodies able to bind to a protein in the brain show promise in mice for preventing fatal prion diseases like vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease). vCJD is a progressive… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sticky-antibodies-prevent-onset-of-vcjd/

Single dose may stop multiple flu strains

Scientists have developed an experimental monoclonal antibody treatment. Using the treatment, they were able to neutralise a variety  of flu germs in mice, including H5N1 avian… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/single-dose-may-stop-multiple-flu-strains/

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