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1 January 1970

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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/

Prostate tumours reduced in mice

Prostate tumours have been in reduced in mice using a medicine originally designed to treat obesity.
Prostate tumours have been in reduced in mice using a medicine originally designed to treat obesity. Scientists used the medicine, called STO 609, to stop the production of an… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/prostate-tumours-reduced-in-mice/

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/

Genes temporarily turned-off

Scientists have created a new method to temporarily turn off the function of genes in mice.
Scientists have created a new method to temporarily turn off the function of genes in mice. The technique will enable researchers to investigate specific genes as potential… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/genes-temporarily-turned-off/

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/

Weakened virus makes better vaccine

Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown.
Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown. The new vaccine contains exactly the same proteins as… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/weakened-virus-makes-better-vaccine/

Extra chromosome protects against cancer

An extra copy of chromosome 21 may boost protection against cancer, research on mice suggests.
An extra copy of chromosome 21 may boost protection against cancer, research on mice suggests. A study of mice with extra copies of chromosome 21 showed rates of tumour formation… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/extra-chromosome-protects-against-cancer/

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/

I'm Not a Chimp

How similar are we really to chimpanzees?
How similar are we really to chimpanzees? Are the differences so minuscule that we should grant chimpanzees human rights? In Not a Chimp: the hunt for the genes that make us… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/im-not-a-chimp/

New target for stopping colon cancer

A team of scientists studying mice have found a target that could lead to an effective way to kill colon cancer cells.
A team of scientists studying mice have found a target that could lead to an effective way to kill colon cancer cells. Scientists developed treatments for many types of cancer in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-target-for-stopping-colon-cancer/

Gene controller causes Down syndrome

Researchers have used mice to pinpoint what goes wrong in aneuploidy, which includes the most common genetic disorders involving chromosomes, usually an extra chromosome.
Researchers have used mice to pinpoint what goes wrong in aneuploidy, which includes the most common genetic disorders involving chromosomes, usually an extra… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-controller-causes-down-syndrome/

Gene suppression in type 2 diabetes

Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.
Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found. People with Type 2 diabetes suffer from high blood… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-suppression-in-type-2-diabetes/

Effect of breast cancer gene reversed

Scientists have identified a gene implicated in up to one fifth of breast cancers. The good news is that studies in mice seem to show a commonly-used blood pressure drug appears to reverse the effects of the gene.
Scientists have identified a gene implicated in up to one fifth of breast cancers. The good news is that studies in mice seem to show a commonly-used blood pressure drug appears to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/effect-of-breast-cancer-gene-reversed/

Single gene key to schizophrenia

Researchers studying a gene called DISC1, previously implicated in schizophrenia, have seen evidence that it is essential for normal brain development.
Researchers studying a gene called DISC1, previously implicated in schizophrenia, have seen evidence that it is essential for normal brain development. Their study showed… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/single-gene-key-to-schizophrenia/

Gene patches treat muscular dystrophy

Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Based on the principle of concealing the genetic errors that cause… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-patches-treat-muscular-dystrophy/

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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