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1 January 1970

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

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

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

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/needle-free-vaccination/

Gene patches treat muscular dystrophy

Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Based on the principle of concealing the genetic errors that cause… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-patches-treat-muscular-dystrophy/

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.
A team of researchers have pin-pointed the gene which controls the production of tooth enamel in mice, called Ctip2. When the gene had been ‘knocked out’ in mice, so it no longer… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-controls-formation-of-tooth-enamel/

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

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