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1 January 1970

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Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs

Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease. The findings suggest that the therapy, which has now passed all animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

Parkinson drug for multiple sclerosis?

A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown.
A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown. The finding offers a possible… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-drug-for-multiple-sclerosis/

New botox could reduce animal toxicology testing

Scientists have developed a new form of botox that lasts for months without the toxic side-effects of the current treatment used in the medical and cosmetic industries.
Scientists have developed a new form of botox that lasts for months without the toxic side-effects of the current treatment used in the medical and cosmetic industries. Thanks to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-botox-could-reduce-animal-toxicology-testing/

Rejection reduced by animal research

Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem.
Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem. We also hear how research with mice has reduced… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rejection-reduced-by-animal-research/

Brain cancer research suggests new treatments

Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured.
Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured. Treatment by surgery extends life but poses a serious challenge as surgeons are limited by how much… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cancer-research-suggests-new-treatments/

Down syndrome symptoms reduced in mice with single injection

US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development.
US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development. The findings of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/down-syndrome-symptoms-reduced-in-mice-with-single-injection/

Symposium on the 3Rs

The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research.
The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/symposium-on-the-3rs/

Newly identified naturally occurring hormone could treat diabetes

Experiments in mice have identified a hormone that could stop and even reverse the onset of diabetes.
Experiments in mice have identified a hormone that could stop and even reverse the onset of diabetes. The hormone, which is also found in humans, increases the number of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/newly-identified-naturally-occurring-hormone-could-treat-diabetes/

Animal rights extremists wreck Milan laboratory

An animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, was occupied on Saturday 20 April by Fermare Green Hill.
An animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, was occupied on Saturday 20 April by Fermare Green Hill. Animals were taken and cage labels mixed up to confuse experimental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/animal-rights-extremists-wreck-milan-laboratory/

We have a lot of things to thank animals for; space travel and cloning are just two of them

Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment.
Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment. The first monkey into space is a strong contender you might say, but can you name him? Dolly… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-have-a-lot-of-things-to-thank-animals-for-space-travel-and-cloning-are-just-two-of-them/

Broken memories

Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories.
Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories. The study also found that mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms have more… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-memories/

New malaria medicine developed in mice

An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice.
An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice. Crucially, the potential medicine works at low doses and is not prone to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-malaria-medicine-developed-in-mice/

Gene therapy targets 'cancer gene'

Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects.
Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects. The tests in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-targets-cancer-gene/

Mice experiments help scientists improve cancer vaccines

An additive used in anti-cancer vaccines is stopping them working properly, research in mice suggests.
An additive used in anti-cancer vaccines is stopping them working properly, research in mice suggests. The latest findings contradict the previously-held belief that an oil in the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-experiments-help-scientists-improve-cancer-vaccines/

Cancer cells starved with gold

Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer.
Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer. Because the target of the therapy is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-cells-starved-with-gold/

Sniffing out hypertension

New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health.
New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health. But the really… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sniffing-out-hypertension/

Bone “scaffold” helps new bones grow from stem cells

A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones.
A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones. Following successful tests in mice, the researchers hope the new… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/bone-scaffold-helps-new-bones-grow-from-stem-cells/

Diabetes cured in dogs using gene therapy

Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy.
Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy. After a single treatment session, involving a few simple injections, the dogs recovered… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-in-dogs-using-gene-therapy/

Glowing mice

A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed.
A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed. The skin of the genetically-engineered mice literally lights up as the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glowing-mice/

“Lung on a chip” could reduce the use of animals

Scientists have invented a device that mimics the air pockets of the human lung, allowing them to study lung disease and test new therapies without using animals.
Scientists have invented a device that mimics the air pockets of the human lung, allowing them to study lung disease and test new therapies without using animals. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/lung-on-a-chip-could-reduce-the-use-of-animals/

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