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1 January 1970

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Young blood treats old mice with MS

By transplanting cells from the blood of young mice, scientists have successfully stimulated stem cells to repair the damaged nerve tissue of old mice with multiple sclerosis.
By transplanting cells from the blood of young mice, scientists have successfully stimulated stem cells to repair the damaged nerve tissue of old mice with multiple sclerosis. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/young-blood-treats-old-mice-with-ms/

Cancer treatment targets tumour growth protein

A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours.
A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours. By identifying a new role for a well-known protein in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-targets-tumour-growth-protein/

Tuning the immune system reverses MS

Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.
Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. The findings could be developed into new treatments and also provide doctors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tuning-the-immune-system-reverses-ms/

World AIDS Day

It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change.
It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change. Advances in treatment mean that a diagnosis of HIV… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day/

GM cells cure anaemia in mice

Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called erythropoietin.
Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-cells-cure-anaemia-in-mice/

Blocking brain cancer in mice

An interaction between two proteins has been found to be essential for the development of the most common form of brain cancer.
An interaction between two proteins has been found to be essential for the development of the most common form of brain cancer. The findings, which come from experiments using… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blocking-brain-cancer-in-mice/

Modified protein treats haemophilia in mice

Scientists have engineered a human clotting factor into a safe and effective treatment that cured haemophilia in mice.
Scientists have engineered a human clotting factor into a safe and effective treatment that cured haemophilia in mice. By changing the shape of the protein they made it safer and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/modified-protein-treats-haemophilia-in-mice/

Skin tumour reduced in mice

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year. Previous research has shown that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-tumour-reduced-in-mice/

Enzyme linked to miscarriages and infertility

Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage.
Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage. Levels of the enzyme appear to determine when a woman is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-linked-to-miscarriages-and-infertility/

Sickle-cell anaemia treated in mice

Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth.
Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth. This demonstrates that a technique… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sickle-cell-anaemia-treated-in-mice/

#WW award for NC3Rs review

Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds.
Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds. Packed with 14 interesting case studies, this is a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ww-award-for-nc3rs-review/

Cancer inducing protein protects against diabetes

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes. Mice with higher levels of the cancer-causing Lin 28 proteins are protected from diabetes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-inducing-protein-protects-against-diabetes/

Anti-viral medicine slows brain tumour growth

Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines.
Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines. By studying human tumours and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anti-viral-medicine-slows-brain-tumour-growth/

Mouse stem cells guided to become neuron-protecting cells

Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.
Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons. The breakthrough promises to improve research into… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-stem-cells-guided-to-become-neuron-protecting-cells/

How the brain communicates with the immune system

Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate.
Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate. The findings provide a physical link between the brain and the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-the-brain-communicates-with-the-immune-system/

Neuron’s self-defence against dementia

Scientists have identified a signalling pathway used by neurons to protect against the cause of frontotemporal dementia, the second most common form of early-onset dementia after Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists have identified a signalling pathway used by neurons to protect against the cause of frontotemporal dementia, the second most common form of early-onset dementia after… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/neurons-self-defence-against-dementia/

Treating 'Alzheimer's disease' in mice

Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients.
Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients. The finding opens up the possibility of designing a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-alzheimers-disease-in-mice/

See UAR at the BSA

UAR hosted and recorded a talk about GM mice - Of Mice and Men - by Sara Wells and Paul Potter from the Mary Lyon Centre (MRC Harwell) at this year's British Science Festival in Bradford. Watch the talk below.
UAR hosted and recorded a talk about GM mice - Of Mice and Men - by Sara Wells and Paul Potter from the Mary Lyon Centre (MRC Harwell) at this year's British Science Festival in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/see-uar-at-the-bsa/

Gene deletion blocks pain

Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain.
Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain. When the gene was deleted in mice they could no longer feel certain types of pain. This… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-deletion-blocks-pain/

Safer treatment for sleeping sickness

Scientists have trialled a safer way of treating sleeping sickness in mice by modifying an existing medicine.
Scientists have trialled a safer way of treating sleeping sickness in mice by modifying an existing medicine. Tests in mice show that the new treatment can be taken orally and is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/safer-treatment-for-sleeping-sickness/

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