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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-controls-formation-of-tooth-enamel/

Gene patches treat muscular dystrophy

Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-patches-treat-muscular-dystrophy/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/single-gene-key-to-schizophrenia/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/effect-of-breast-cancer-gene-reversed/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-suppression-in-type-2-diabetes/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-controller-causes-down-syndrome/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-target-for-stopping-colon-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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-link-to-prostate-cancer/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/weakened-virus-makes-better-vaccine/

Genes temporarily turned-off

Scientists have created a new method to temporarily turn off the function of genes in mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/genes-temporarily-turned-off/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-linked-to-lung-cancer-spread/

Prostate tumours reduced in mice

Prostate tumours have been in reduced in mice using a medicine originally designed to treat obesity.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/prostate-tumours-reduced-in-mice/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/

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