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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Protein linked to heart failure

Elevated levels of the protein CIB1 causes enlargement of the heart and subsequent heart failure, according to rodent research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-heart-failure/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/mending-broken-hearts/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

Skin cells turned into heart cells

Using human cells to literally rebuild the heart is a distant but realistic prospect for medicine.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cells-turned-into-heart-cells/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

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