1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
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 caus… 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 Confede… 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 caus… 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.
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 ov… 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 U… 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 develo… 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.imperial.ac.uk/ani… 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. Materia… 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 br… 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 chan… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-050216/
Implants, mice, rats and lampreys
22/01: Scientists successfully create cow cartilage in the lab - and hope they can now do the same for humans Researchers have grown cartilage in the laboratory from c… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-220116/
Monitoring ultrasound for animal husbandry and scientific discovery
Singing mice, ranting rats
I was testing my bat-detector at home and discovered that my desk-lamp fitted with a standard ‘low-energy’ fluorescent bulb was giving off a hell of … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/singing-mice/
Badger cull, sea-lion deaths, psoriasis treatment
New microscope can record the first days of a mouse embryo's life
For the first time, scientists can observe the first two to three days of a mouse embryo's life, as it devel… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-181215/
Lead poisoned birds, treatment for arthritis
A bubble-based micro-vesicle treatment that could ease the pain of arthritis and cut the need for hip replacements. It uses tiny particles that are naturally made by t… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-271115/
This week in animal research
Implant ‘traps’ spreading cancer cells.
Today 9 in 10 cancer deaths are caused by the disease spreading – or metastasis - to other areas of the body. However, … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-110915/
Octopus sex, nerve growth, and more
Oxford University researchers have announced the successful completion of the first trial of a vaccine against RSV in adult humans, which indicated that the va… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-140815/