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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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EU proposals endanger HIV research

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

More research means more animals

The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/more-research-means-more-animals/

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/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-aids-day-1-december/

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 (…
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/freedom-of-information-judgement-on-confidentiality-clause-at-a-university/

Vaccine protects monkeys against SIV

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

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-research-using-monkeys-outstanding1/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/information-tribunal-rules-for-both-sides/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-vaccine-boost/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-crucial-for-future-of-the-nhs/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/paralysed-patients-control-robotic-arm-by-thought-alone/

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