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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Huntington’s disease mutation in mice corrected using stem cells

Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder.
Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder. The mutation that causes the disease was corrected in a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/huntingtons-disease-mutation-in-mice-corrected-using-stem-cells/

How familiarisation breeds contempt

How do we learn to recognise new sensations and distinguish them from those we are already familiar with?
How do we learn to recognise new sensations and distinguish them from those we are already familiar with? Research with mice shows that it may be to do with new nerve cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-familiarisation-breeds-contempt/

Single gene regulates motor neurons in the spinal cord

As a normal mammalian body grows, hundreds of motor neurons grow from the spinal cord to the muscles they will control.
As a normal mammalian body grows, hundreds of motor neurons grow from the spinal cord to the muscles they will control. During development of mice with a single mutation in the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/single-gene-regulates-motor-neurons-in-the-spinal-cord/

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