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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Review of Animal Research in Medicine - 2014

Gene modification, stem cell therapies, tissue engineering
The stories we pick up and pass on report on every stage of the medical development process, from initial laboratory work to trials in humans. Several themes came out in our… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/review-of-animal-research-in-medicine-2014/

Parkinson drug for multiple sclerosis?

A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown.
A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown. The finding offers a possible… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-drug-for-multiple-sclerosis/

Chemical treats multiple sclerosis

Scientists have isolated the chemical responsible for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in mice using stem cells and uncovered the mechanism through which it acts.
Scientists have isolated the chemical responsible for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in mice using stem cells and uncovered the mechanism through which it acts. The growth… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chemical-treats-multiple-sclerosis/

Stem cells win prizes

Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs.
Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs. But the potential of these 'human… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/stem-cells-win-prizes/

Tuning the immune system reverses MS

Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.
Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. The findings could be developed into new treatments and also provide doctors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tuning-the-immune-system-reverses-ms/

Mouse stem cells guided to become neuron-protecting cells

Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.
Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons. The breakthrough promises to improve research into… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-stem-cells-guided-to-become-neuron-protecting-cells/

New hope for MS

Unlocking a key messenger protein in the body’s defences could be a first step to new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, suggest studies in mice with a form of the disease.
Unlocking a key messenger protein in the body’s defences could be a first step to new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, suggest studies in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-hope-for-ms/

Multiple sclerosis reversed in mice

The process of nerve cell degeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) can be reversed, according to new research in mice.
The process of nerve cell degeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) can be reversed, according to new research in mice. The finding could lead to new treatments for MS, if the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/multiple-sclerosis-reversed-in-mice/

Ferrets, flu, fish and pharmaceuticals

Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare.
Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare. The latest grants,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

New MS treatment for spinal cord injury?

Researchers have made a step forward in treating nerve cells damaged in spinal cord injuries, using guinea pig tissues.
Researchers have made a step forward in treating nerve cells damaged in spinal cord injuries, using guinea pig tissues. Nerve cells are covered in a thick insulating layer… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-ms-treatment-for-spinal-cord-injury/

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