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This week in animal research 18/03/16

Reversing cancer in frogs
Healthy bones returned in mice with age-related osteoporosis after stem cell treatment Researchers at the University of Toronto have restored osteoporotic bone to healthy,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-180316/

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.
Studies on worms may help develop a neurostatin to protect people from Alzheimer's Studies on worms have found a number of drugs which prevented the early stages of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-190216/

This week in animal research 100715

06/07/15 A new AIDS vaccine protects Monkeys against SIV. With a 50% success rate in monkeys with SIV, the vaccine is already being trialled in humans. The researchers hope… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-100715/

Demented dog or senile cat ?

Is your pet becoming disoriented, forgetting which doors leads to the garden, getting his old tricks wrong, sleeping at weird hours or soiling the house? Well he might be senile.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/demented-dog-or-senile-cat/

Broken memories

Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories.
Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories. The study also found that mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms have more… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-memories/

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.
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. A range of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-memory-loss-reversed-in-mice-and-fruit-flies/

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.
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. The findings are based on… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-blocked-in-mice-by-gene-deletion/

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/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research. The campaign has been condemned as irresponsible, illogical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-fund-animal-research/

Memory loss linked to stress

Scientists have discovered how stress contributes to memory loss in old rats.
Scientists have discovered how stress contributes to memory loss in old rats. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol have previously been linked to forgetfulness in old… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/memory-loss-linked-to-stress/

RatCAP brain scanner

Scientists have developed a mini brain-scanner that allows them to study brain function and behaviour simultaneously in rats.
Scientists have developed a mini brain-scanner that allows them to study brain function and behaviour simultaneously in rats. The new device, called the RatCAP, will further… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/ratcap-brain-scanner/

Brain cells created in the lab

Scientists have created neurons from embryonic stem cells.
Scientists have created neurons from embryonic stem cells. The neurons can be used to investigate the causes of Alzheimer's disease and to test for potential medicines.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cells-created-in-the-lab/

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.
A medicine previously used to treat high blood pressure could now be applied to Alzheimer's disease following tests on GM mice. Research found that the medicine diazoxide… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blood-pressure-medicine-could-treat-alzheimers/

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