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1 January 1970

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Modified bacterium protects against TB

Mice infected with a genetically modified relative of the tuberculosis bacterium became immune to tuberculosis, a new study has shown.
Mice infected with a genetically modified relative of the tuberculosis bacterium became immune to tuberculosis, a new study has shown. The finding represents a novel way of making… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/modified-bacterium-protects-against-tb/

Gene mapping opens new insights into the brain

A map of gene activity has been created that scientists hope will shed new light on the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
A map of gene activity has been created that scientists hope will shed new light on the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The research is the most detailed analysis… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-mapping-opens-new-insights-into-the-brain/

Obese mice fed artifical enzyme live longer

A new artificial enzyme(SRT1720) has been found to increase the lifespan of obese mice.
A new artificial enzyme(SRT1720) has been found to increase the lifespan of obese mice. The study also found that health factors linked to a fatty diet, such as liver disease and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/obese-mice-fed-artifical-enzyme-live-longer/

Gene therapy treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.
Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/

Ear cells could be used in facial reconstruction

Tissue grown from stem cells taken from patients' ears could be used in facial reconstructions, tests in mice have shown.
Tissue grown from stem cells taken from patients' ears could be used in facial reconstructions, tests in mice have shown. The cells have been used to grow cartilage, giving… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/ear-cells-could-be-used-in-facial-reconstruction/

Why fatty diet can lead to type 2 diabetes

Rates of diabetes have doubled in the last 30 years and doctors say rising levels of obesity are the main contributing factor.
Rates of diabetes have doubled in the last 30 years and doctors say rising levels of obesity are the main contributing factor. Now studies in mice have uncovered why a high fat… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/why-fatty-diet-can-lead-to-type-2-diabetes/

#ww Buffering brains against stress

The hippocampus creates new neurones throughout our lives - so what happens if you bring "the hippocampus's production line to a screeching halt?"
The hippocampus creates new neurones throughout our lives - so what happens if you bring "the hippocampus's production line to a screeching halt?" Ed Yong explains how doing… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-buffering-brains-against-stress/

Artificial protein could be 'universal' anti-viral

Antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections, but doctors have few options when it comes to viral infections.
Antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections, but doctors have few options when it comes to viral infections. Now a recent study in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/artificial-protein-could-be-universal-anti-viral/

Mouse births from stem cell sperm

In the UK around 1 in 10 men are infertile, often because of low sperm counts.
In the UK around 1 in 10 men are infertile, often because of low sperm counts. A new experimental technique may one day help infertile men produce sperm. For the first time… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-births-from-stem-cell-sperm/

Starving kidney cancer in mice

Researchers have identified a new chemical (STF-31) that selectively kills kidney cancer cells by blocking their glucose supply.
Researchers have identified a new chemical (STF-31) that selectively kills kidney cancer cells by blocking their glucose supply. Kidney cancer accounts for over 2% of all… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/starving-kidney-cancer-in-mice/

Cancer treatment for 'schizophrenic' mice

Schizophrenia is one of the most common serious mental health conditions in the UK, affecting 1 in 2000 people at some time in their lives.
Schizophrenia is one of the most common serious mental health conditions in the UK, affecting 1 in 2000 people at some time in their lives. The illness is a long-term mental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-for-schizophrenic-mice/

Broken sleep disrupts memory

Research on mice has shown that uninterrupted sleep is vital for memory consolidation.
Research on mice has shown that uninterrupted sleep is vital for memory consolidation. The study marks the first time a new technology called optogenetics has been applied to the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-sleep-disrupts-memory/

Animals containing human material

What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them?
What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them? They include 'transgenic' mice carrying human genes that are widely used to study many… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/animals-containing-human-material/

Helping the hunt for disease genes

A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains.
A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains. Most of today’s lab strains date from a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/helping-the-hunt-for-disease-genes/

Meningitis B vaccine one step closer

A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B.
A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B. Meningitis is inflammation… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/meningitis-b-vaccine-one-step-closer/

Brain tumour growth slowed

Brain cancers caused by malignant gliomas account for around 3,000 deaths in the UK each year.
Brain cancers caused by malignant gliomas account for around 3,000 deaths in the UK each year. Unfortunately, the outlook for patients with malignant gliomas is poor. For patients… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-tumour-growth-slowed/

Protein linked to cancer

Research in mice has shown how the over expression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide.
Research in mice has shown how the overexpression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide. Normally, when a cell's DNA is damaged, the cell has… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-cancer/

Vaccine against Streptococcus pneumonia

Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea.
Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea. Now a modified salmonella is being trialled as a vaccine against Streptococcus pneumonia. Streptococcus pneumonia causes… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-against-streptococcus-pneumonia/

Reversing Rett Syndrome in mice

New research using mouse models has shown that glial cells, which protect and support neurons in the brain, play a central role in preventing the severe symptoms of Rett Syndrome.
New research using mouse models has shown that glial cells, which protect and support neurons in the brain, play a central role in preventing the severe symptoms of Rett Syndrome.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/reversing-rett-syndrome-in-mice/

Cheap treatment for sleeping sickness

Researchers are preparing for clinical trials of the first inexpensive oral treatment for Trypanosomiasis, the parasitic disease commonly known as sleeping sickness that is transmitted to humans by the tsetse fly.
Researchers are preparing for clinical trials of the first inexpensive oral treatment for Trypanosomiasis, the parasitic disease commonly known as sleeping sickness that is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cheap-treatment-for-sleeping-sickness/

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