1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
How sickle cell protects against Malaria
Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people around the globe and is the 4th leading cause of deaths in children in many… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-sickle-cell-protects-against-malaria-a-sticky-connection/
Advances in 3R’s - some highlights from the recent Oxford 3R’s Research Day
It is hard to do justice to six hours of presentations in a few hundred words so this is a subjective… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/advances-in-3rs/
Using mainly male mice in drug trials can be problem for women health.
Where are the female mice?
The female presence in labs is completely under-represented, and I'm not talking about humans here, but mice. The most used animal model in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/why-we-need-female-mice-in-drug-trials/
Some highlights from a decade of research with mice
10 years of research in mice
Understanding Animal Research turned ten this year. During those ten years mice have been the main research animal helping man understand… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ten-years-of-research-with-mice/
Films of women in science
On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it matter?
In a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/international-day-of-women-and-girls-in-science/
Immunotherapy, mice and treatment
Recent advances in cancer research
Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues.
There are more… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/recent-advances-in-cancer-research/
Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'
Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'
The big story of the week - scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.
Their animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-021216/
Protein speeds spinal repair in zebrafish Mammals are not capable of regenerating complex nervous tissue after a severe spinal cord injury, which can often be fatal or… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-041116/
Ninety research centers, universities, scientific societies, and companies around Spain have adopted a set of standards, launched yesterday by the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-23-september-16/
For and against primate research arguments in the press
Primates in Research – Responding to Attenborough David Attenborough has been criticised for his support of CFI's campaign against the use of primates in neuroscience. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-160916/
Mapping early development in mice
New anti-viral drug trial against Ebola Following trials in monkeys and safety testing in humans another anti-viral enters trials.
The 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-080716/
20 years since Dolly the Cloned Sheep
Dolly at 20: The inside story on the world’s most famous sheep
From incubation in a bra to an afterlife under glass, how a cloned sheep attained celebrity status.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-27-01-july-2016/
Human organs in pigs, herpes causing constipation
Scientists create human-pig embryo to overcome worldwide shortage of transplant organs A team of scientists from the University of California have created a technique to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-10-june-2016/
Weekly round up: minor miracles with mice
22/04: Brain tumour gene switched off in mice
A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-220416/
Pig heart beats for two years in a baboon
Xenotransplantation: Hearts made in Munich Could organs explanted from other mammals save human lives someday? A new study shows that genetically modified pig hearts… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-08016/
See the facilities and staff
Meet some the staff who ensure the highest standards of welfare in the animal facilities at Imperial College. For more information, please visit… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/animal-research-at-imperial-college/
Zika, male contraception and seals with smartphones
A new contraceptive for men is successfully tested on rabbits
A new contraceptive shot called Vasalgel may soon be available to men. It has been tested on rabbits.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-010416/
Reversing cancer in frogs
Healthy bones returned in mice with age-related osteoporosis after stem cell treatment
Researchers at the University of Toronto have restored osteoporotic bone to healthy,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-180316/
This week in animal research; 3D-printed body parts, brain-in-a-dish and patient-derived xenografts.
Studies on worms may help develop a neurostatin to protect people from Alzheimer's
Studies on worms have found a number of drugs which prevented the early stages of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-190216/
01/02/05: Logging helps black rats invade rainforests
Logging can encourage black rats to invade tropical rainforests by creating habitats they prefer, giving them the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-050216/