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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Paralysed patients control robotic arm by thought alone

A patient paralysed from the neck down following a stroke has served herself a cup of coffee for the first time in 15 years, using a robotic arm controlled by her own thoughts.
A patient paralysed from the neck down following a stroke has served herself a cup of coffee for the first time in 15 years, using a robotic arm controlled by her own thoughts.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/paralysed-patients-control-robotic-arm-by-thought-alone/

Animal research crucial for future of the NHS

Last month, Prime Minister David Cameron made a commitment to delivering major improvements in dementia care and research, doubling the budget for Alzheimer’s research in the UK to £66 million.
Last month, Prime Minister David Cameron made a commitment to delivering major improvements in dementia care and research, doubling the budget for Alzheimer’s research in the UK… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-crucial-for-future-of-the-nhs/

HIV vaccine boost

Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-vaccine-boost/

World AIDS Day

It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change.
It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change. Advances in treatment mean that a diagnosis of HIV… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day/

Information tribunal rules for both sides

As anyone who reads it will see, a recent (11 November) Freedom of Information ruling falls some way short of the 'landmark decision' claimed by BUAV.
As anyone who reads it will see, a recent (11 November) Freedom of Information ruling falls some way short of the 'landmark decision' claimed by BUAV. The 'first tier' tribunal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/information-tribunal-rules-for-both-sides/

UK research using monkeys 'outstanding'

A report published today, called Review of research using non-human primates, recommends that scientific research on monkeys should continue in the UK, subject to rigorous safeguards.
A report published today, called Review of research using non-human primates, recommends that scientific research on monkeys should continue in the UK, subject to rigorous… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-research-using-monkeys-outstanding1/

UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010

The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million. Once again, the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

Vaccine protects monkeys against SIV

A vaccine has been developed that protects monkeys from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV.
A vaccine has been developed that protects monkeys from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV. This breakthrough could eventually lead to a vaccine for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/vaccine-protects-monkeys-against-siv/

Freedom of Information - judgement on confidentiality clause at a university

Recently, a tribunal ruled that under the Freedom of Information Act a university can be said to 'hold' project licences (irrespective of how they are actually stored at the university) and that section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (…
Recently, a tribunal ruled that under the Freedom of Information Act a university can be said to 'hold' project licences (irrespective of how they are actually stored at the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/freedom-of-information-judgement-on-confidentiality-clause-at-a-university/

World AIDS Day - 1 December

The HIV & AIDS page on our partner website AnimalResearch.info has been updated to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December.
The HIV & AIDS page on our partner website AnimalResearch.info has been updated to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. Monkeys are still essential in this research. The research… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-aids-day-1-december/

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/

EU proposals endanger HIV research

Researchers have identified a cheap, commonly-used compound that, applied vaginally, can stop monkeys being infected with a monkey...
Researchers have identified a cheap, commonly-used compound that, applied vaginally, can stop monkeys being infected with a monkey version of HIV, according to a study published… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/eu-proposals-endanger-hiv-research/

Monkeys with two mums may eradicate mitochondrial disorders

Scientists have produced four infant monkeys using a technique which could stop women with genetic diseases passing them on to their children.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/monkeys-with-two-mums-may-eradicate-mitochondrial-disorders/

Gene therapy for colour blindness

A team of scientists have restored colour vision to two colour blind squirrel monkeys using gene therapy.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-for-colour-blindness/

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