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This Week in Animal Research 28th June-4th July

Researchers at the University of Toronto believe they have found the reason that we cannot remember the first few years of childhood, Brains of babies have an increased rate of new cell creation which may cause this "infantile amnesia". The study found th…
Researchers at the University of Toronto believe they have found the reason that we cannot remember the first few years of childhood, Brains of babies have an increased rate of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-28th-june-4th-july/

Mice use minimised by mini-liver break through

Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in …
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/mice-use-minimised-by-mini-liver-break-through/

Animal research is leading a revolution in organ transplants, again

Around the turn of the 20th Century, two surgeons named Emerich Ullman and Alexis Carrel placed the kidney of goat into a dog.
Around the turn of the 20th Century, two surgeons named Emerich Ullman and Alexis Carrel placed the kidney of goat into a dog. To their delight, and no doubt surprise, the kidneys… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-is-leading-a-revolution-in-organ-transplants-again/

Stem cell key identified

Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed.
Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed. Without the protein called Mof, embryonic stem… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-key-identified/

Blind mice see again after eye cell transplant

Night-vision was restored after scientists transplanted light-sensitive cells into the eyes of mice.
Night-vision was restored after scientists transplanted light-sensitive cells into the eyes of mice. The experiment is the first to show that transplantation can reverse some… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blind-mice-see-again-after-eye-cell-transplant/

Unlimited egg supply to treat infertility?

Scientists have for the first time made fertile eggs from adult stem cells.
Scientists have for the first time made fertile eggs from adult stem cells. The experiments used human and mouse stem cells and tested the ability of the eggs to be fertilised and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/unlimited-egg-supply-to-treat-infertility/

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/

Skin cells to nerve cells

In what could be a revolutionary step forward in regenerative medicine, scientists have transformed skin cells into cells capable of forming the three main cell types of the nervous system.
In what could be a revolutionary step forward in regenerative medicine, scientists have transformed skin cells into cells capable of forming the three main cell types of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cells-to-nerve-cells/

Stem cells and heart repair

Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.
Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/stem-cells-and-heart-repair/

Young blood treats old mice with MS

By transplanting cells from the blood of young mice, scientists have successfully stimulated stem cells to repair the damaged nerve tissue of old mice with multiple sclerosis.
By transplanting cells from the blood of young mice, scientists have successfully stimulated stem cells to repair the damaged nerve tissue of old mice with multiple sclerosis. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/young-blood-treats-old-mice-with-ms/

Diabetes 'cured' with brain stem cells

Stem cells taken from a rat's brain using a simple procedure have been made to produce insulin and used to cure diabetes in the same rat.
Stem cells taken from a rat's brain using a simple procedure have been made to produce insulin and used to cure diabetes in the same rat. The technique didn't require any genetic… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-with-brain-stem-cells/

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/

Stem cell treatment for stroke trial

A treatment developed in rats and mice has been shown to be safe in the first ever human trial of stem cell treatment for stroke victims.
A treatment developed in rats and mice has been shown to be safe in the first ever human trial of stem cell treatment for stroke victims. In the trial, three patients were given… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-treatment-for-stroke-trial/

Ear cells could be used in facial reconstruction

Tissue grown from stem cells taken from patients' ears could be used in facial reconstructions, tests in mice have shown.
Tissue grown from stem cells taken from patients' ears could be used in facial reconstructions, tests in mice have shown. The cells have been used to grow cartilage, giving… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/ear-cells-could-be-used-in-facial-reconstruction/

Animals containing human material

What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them?
What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them? They include 'transgenic' mice carrying human genes that are widely used to study many… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/animals-containing-human-material/

Heart repair initiated in mice

Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle.
Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle. However zebrafish hearts can, and the human heart itself is capable of significant growth early in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-repair-initiated-in-mice/

Protein suppression stops leukaemia growth in mice

Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins.
Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins. Cancer stem cells are thought to be responsible for relapses in leukaemia. The findings… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-suppression-stops-leukaemia-growth-in-mice/

Nine cell types to re-grow a fin

Understanding regeneration in model organisms gives hope that it may one day be possible for amputees to regrow limbs, or for heart attack patients to regrow healthy heart muscle.
Understanding regeneration in model organisms gives hope that it may one day be possible for amputees to regrow limbs, or for heart attack patients to regrow healthy heart muscle.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nine-cell-types-to-re-grow-a-fin/

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/

Stem cells for skin repair

New treatments for chronic wounds could be developed following the discovery of stem cells that repair damaged skin tissue.
New treatments for chronic wounds could be developed following the discovery of stem cells that repair damaged skin tissue. Researchers identified stem cells in bone marrow that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-for-skin-repair/

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