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1 January 1970

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Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs

Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease. The findings suggest that the therapy, which has now passed all animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

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/

UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010

The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million. Once again, the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

Mending Broken Hearts

This animation video from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows how stem cells might be used to repair damaged hearts one day.
This animation video from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows how stem cells might be used to repair damaged hearts one day. As well as being generally interesting we think… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/mending-broken-hearts/

Heart regeneration in newborn mice

Newborn mice can regenerate their own heart tissue following heart damage.
Newborn mice can regenerate their own heart tissue following heart damage. This is the first time the effect has been observed in mammals and could lead to new treatment for heart… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-regeneration-in-newborn-mice/

Protein linked to heart failure

Elevated levels of the protein CIB1 causes enlargement of the heart and subsequent heart failure, according to rodent research.
Elevated levels of the protein CIB1 causes enlargement of the heart and subsequent heart failure, according to rodent research. Cardiac hypertrophy is a condition in which the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-heart-failure/

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