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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Manganese, ticks and Lyme disease

Working with mice, researchers have identified a protein that may help thousands of people in the USA who contract Lyme disease each year.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/manganese-ticks-and-lyme-disease/

Gene controls formation of tooth enamel

A team of researchers have pin-pointed the gene which controls the production of tooth enamel in mice, called Ctip2.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-controls-formation-of-tooth-enamel/

Gene patches treat muscular dystrophy

Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-patches-treat-muscular-dystrophy/

Needle-free vaccination

Researchers have developed a new pain-free method of vaccination which does not involve an injection. Using mice they have shown that it is possible to deliver a vaccine orally by combining it with protective friendly bacteria.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/needle-free-vaccination/

Now for the good news

UK newspapers these days are full of political sleaze, economic woes and minor celebrities. But there is some good news too.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/now-for-the-good-news/

Cause of recurrent seizures revealed

Researchers studying mice have shown that an increase in excitability in calcium channels in the brain could explain recurrent seizures.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cause-of-recurrent-seizures-revealed/

Treatment 'reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

A team of scientists studying mice has pinpointed a gene involved in memory impairment, such as that seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treatment-reverses-alzheimers-in-mice/

Mechanism behind blood clots

Scientists using mice believe they have identified the mechanism which determines whether fatty deposits in the arteries are harmless or potentially fatal.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mechanism-behind-blood-clots/

Stem cell development dependent on blood flow

Two studies have indicated that it is the physical force of a heart beat which triggers blood stem cells to produce new blood cells.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-development-dependent-on-blood-flow/

Cold virus fights cancer selectively

Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cold-virus-fights-cancer-selectively/

Effect of breast cancer gene reversed

Scientists have identified a gene implicated in up to one fifth of breast cancers. The good news is that studies in mice seem to show a commonly-used blood pressure drug appears to reverse the effects of the gene.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/effect-of-breast-cancer-gene-reversed/

Protein culprit in Huntington's disease

Why does Huntington's disease lead to the death of brain cells, whilst causing negligible damage to cells elsewhere in the body?
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-culprit-in-huntingtons-disease/

Nanoparticles seek out plaques in arteries

Researchers have designed small particles - ‘nanoparticles' - that are able to selectively bind to plaques in arteries.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nanoparticles-seek-out-plaques-in-arteries/

Fat busting pill?

An artificial hormone has reduced body weight and fat mass in mice, and fast.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fat-busting-pill/

More research means more animals

The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/more-research-means-more-animals/

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