1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Working with mice, researchers have identified a protein that may help thousands of people in the USA who contract Lyme disease each year.
A team of researchers have pin-pointed the gene which controls the production of tooth enamel in mice, called Ctip2.
Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
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.
UK newspapers these days are full of political sleaze, economic woes and minor celebrities. But there is some good news too.
Researchers studying mice have shown that an increase in excitability in calcium channels in the brain could explain recurrent seizures.
A team of scientists studying mice has pinpointed a gene involved in memory impairment, such as that seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists using mice believe they have identified the mechanism which determines whether fatty deposits in the arteries are harmless or potentially fatal.
Two studies have indicated that it is the physical force of a heart beat which triggers blood stem cells to produce new blood cells.
Studies using rats have linked chemicals released by tumours with depression.
Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells.
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.
Why does Huntington's disease lead to the death of brain cells, whilst causing negligible damage to cells elsewhere in the body?
Researchers have designed small particles - ‘nanoparticles' - that are able to selectively bind to plaques in arteries.
Scientists using mice have developed a new way to deliver gene therapies.
Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease.
apamycin was found in soil on Easter Island 40 years ago.
Using GM mice, scientists have shown that caffeine can reduce dementia symptoms.
An artificial hormone has reduced body weight and fat mass in mice, and fast.
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.