1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
A team of researchers have pin-pointed the gene which controls the production of tooth enamel in mice, called Ctip2.
Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease.
Using GM mice, scientists have shown that caffeine can reduce dementia symptoms.
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.
Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice.
Nerve cells made from a person's own skin suggest a novel way to treat spinal injury.
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.
Type 1 diabetes has been treated in GM mice using antibodies.
Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds.