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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Type 1 diabetes treated in mice

Type 1 diabetes has been treated in GM mice using antibodies.
Type 1 diabetes has been treated in GM mice using antibodies. Researchers tested the treatment using an innovative mouse model that mimics the human form of type 1 diabetes. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/type-1-diabetes-treated-in-mice/

GM chickens prevent transmission of bird flu

Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds.
Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds. Scientists modified the chickens to produce small 'decoy' molecules that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-chickens-prevent-transmission-of-bird-flu/

Scientists create 'couch potato' mouse

By removing a protein that muscles use to convert fuel into energy, the researchers produced a mouse with normal body weight but which did not have enough energy to exercise.
By removing a protein that muscles use to convert fuel into energy, the researchers produced a mouse with normal body weight but which did not have enough energy to exercise.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-create-couch-potato-mouse/

Changing nerve cells could treat spinal injury

Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury.
Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury. Spinal cord damage in rats and dogs has previously been treated using a specific type of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/changing-nerve-cells-could-treat-spinal-injury/

GM rats promise better disease models

Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice.
Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice. Researchers made knockout rats by extracting embryonic stem cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-rats-promise-better-disease-models/

Stem cell link to prostate cancer

A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice. Called CARNs (castrion-resistant Nkx2.1-expressing cells), they are responsible… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-link-to-prostate-cancer/

More research means more animals

The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office. They show a substantial rise in numbers of procedures by about 14% compared with 2007.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/more-research-means-more-animals/

Single shot reverses rabies

A vaccine that reverses rabies in mice after just one injection may pave the way to cheap, effective prevention of the deadly disease. Current vaccines involve the immediate… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/single-shot-reverses-rabies/

Caffeine halts Alzheimer's

Using GM mice, scientists have shown that caffeine can reduce dementia symptoms.
Using GM mice, scientists have shown that caffeine can reduce dementia symptoms. To confirm that the mice were good models for Alzheimer's, the scientists first tested the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/caffeine-halts-alzheimers/

GM mice get Parkinson's disease

Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease. This mouse will allow them to study progression of the disease and test new treatments without extensive use… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mice-get-parkinsons-disease/

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/

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