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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Shell-shocked

Crustaceans such as crabs, prawns and lobsters are not covered by animal welfare legislation because they were thought not to feel pain.
Crustaceans such as crabs, prawns and lobsters are not covered by animal welfare legislation because they were thought not to feel pain. But recent research indicates that this… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/shell-shocked/

Gene deletion blocks pain

Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain.
Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain. When the gene was deleted in mice they could no longer feel certain types of pain. This… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-deletion-blocks-pain/

Enzyme causes chronic pain

An enzyme responsible for making pain last after nerve injury has been discovered in mice.
An enzyme responsible for making pain last after nerve injury has been discovered in mice. The finding could lead to new treatments for chronic pain in humans. Raised levels of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-causes-chronic-pain/

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/

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