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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


Blood pressure medicine could treat Alzheimer’s

A medicine previously used to treat high blood pressure could now be applied to Alzheimer's disease following tests on GM mice.

RatCAP brain scanner

Scientists have developed a mini brain-scanner that allows them to study brain function and behaviour simultaneously in rats.

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.

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.

Alzheimer’s blocked in mice by gene deletion

Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s memory loss reversed in mice and fruit flies

Parallel studies have found that blocking the activation of a receptor on the surface of neurons can reverse the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Broken memories

Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories.

This week in animal research 19/02/16

This week in animal research; 3D-printed body parts, brain-in-a-dish and patient-derived xenografts.

Last edited: 19 September 2014 04:49