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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Gene repair treats haemophilia

About one in 30,000 boys are born with a defective gene that causes haemophilia B.
About one in 30,000 boys are born with a defective gene that causes haemophilia B. Their blood does not clot, leaving them vulnerable to excessive bleeding. Currently treatment… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-repair-treats-haemophilia/

Animal research and diabetes

In this film we hear from Chloe, who has diabetes, and Dr Aileen King, who researches into diabetes.
In this film we hear from Chloe, who has diabetes, and Dr Aileen King, who researches into diabetes. Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 2.8 million… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-and-diabetes/

Vaccine shrinks prostate tumours in mice

A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer.
A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer. Pieces of DNA from normal cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-shrinks-prostate-tumours-in-mice/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research. The campaign has been condemned as irresponsible, illogical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-fund-animal-research/

Chemical in apple peel strengthens muscle

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away according to a new study in mice.
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away according to a new study in mice. A constituent of apple peel called ursolic acid has been found to reduce muscle wasting, also… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chemical-in-apple-peel-strengthens-muscle/

Heart repair initiated in mice

Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle.
Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle. However zebrafish hearts can, and the human heart itself is capable of significant growth early in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-repair-initiated-in-mice/

New mouse model for hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus infects in the region of 170 million people around the world and creates an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer.
The hepatitis C virus infects in the region of 170 million people around the world and creates an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer. Because the hepatitis C… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c/

Protein suppression stops leukaemia growth in mice

Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins.
Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins. Cancer stem cells are thought to be responsible for relapses in leukaemia. The findings… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-suppression-stops-leukaemia-growth-in-mice/

‘Trojan Horse’ brain cancer treatment increases lifespan

A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half.
A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half. A cancer-killing virus was introduced into neural stem cells (NSCs)… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/trojan-horse-brain-cancer-treatment-increases-lifespan/

Targeting genes to stop breast tumours

Some breast cancers do not respond to currently available chemotherapy.
Some breast cancers do not respond to currently available chemotherapy. These tumours can contain cancer cells with stem cell-like properties which lack the molecular receptors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/targeting-genes-to-stop-breast-tumours/

Skin cancer protein identified in mice

Scientists have identified a protein that suppresses skin cancer in mice.
Scientists have identified a protein that suppresses skin cancer in mice. Researchers bred mice to lack a copy of the gene that makes the protein alpha-catenin. These mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cancer-protein-identified-in-mice/

Mouse model of human immune system validated

A mouse model of the human immune system has been validated by replicating the results of a recent human HIV clinical trial.
A mouse model of the human immune system has been validated by replicating the results of a recent human HIV clinical trial. A preventative HIV treatment, called tenofovir, was… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-model-of-human-immune-system-validated/

Number of nerve stem cells declines with age

A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age.
A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age. Mice were genetically modified so that their brain cells were tagged with fluorescent colours. This… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/number-of-nerve-stem-cells-declines-with-age/

Antidepressants stimulate nerve cell growth

Stress can cause depressive illness in humans and has visible effects on mice such as failure to groom and weight loss.
Stress can cause depressive illness in humans and has visible effects on mice such as failure to groom and weight loss. Stressed mice have been shown to produce fewer new nerve… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/antidepressants-stimulate-nerve-cell-growth/

Possible treatment for muscular dystrophy

About 100 boys are born with muscular dystrophies every year in the UK.
About 100 boys are born with muscular dystrophies every year in the UK. All dystrophies cause progressive muscle weakness and in Duchenne muscular dystrophy this leads to an early… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/possible-treatment-for-muscular-dystrophy/

Technique mass produces neural stem cells

Stem cells hold the promise of cures for injuries such as spinal cord damage and diseases such as Parkinson's but producing large quantities of cells for experiments and clinical trials is proving very difficult.
Stem cells hold the promise of cures for injuries such as spinal cord damage and diseases such as Parkinson's but producing large quantities of cells for experiments and clinical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/technique-mass-produces-neural-stem-cells/

How exercise protects the heart

Work with mice has shown that the elevated levels of nitric oxide produced during exercise protect the heart from injury during a heart attack.
Work with mice has shown that the elevated levels of nitric oxide produced during exercise protect the heart from injury during a heart attack. Exercise reduces the risk of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-exercise-protects-the-heart/

New hope for MS

Unlocking a key messenger protein in the body’s defences could be a first step to new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, suggest studies in mice with a form of the disease.
Unlocking a key messenger protein in the body’s defences could be a first step to new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, suggest studies in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-hope-for-ms/

Gene linked to lung cancer spread

Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body.
Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body. The genetic change discovered in mice has also been found in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-linked-to-lung-cancer-spread/

Growing new blood vessels in mice

Heart attacks and strokes could be prevented using a new method of blood vessel regeneration, according to research on mice.
Heart attacks and strokes could be prevented using a new method of blood vessel regeneration, according to research on mice. Blocked blood vessels can starve the brain and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/growing-new-blood-vessels-in-mice/

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