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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blood-pressure-medicine-could-treat-alzheimers/

RatCAP brain scanner

Scientists have developed a mini brain-scanner that allows them to study brain function and behaviour simultaneously in rats.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/ratcap-brain-scanner/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-blocked-in-mice-by-gene-deletion/

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

Broken memories

Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-190216/

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