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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Primate research in 2018

Heart disease, vaccines, and Parkinson's
In recent years the use of monkeys in European research has been steadily declining. Most recently, a UK government report noted the number of primate experiments had fallen for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/primate-research-in-2018/

Sixty years of the polio 'miracle' vaccine

In 1955 the Salk polio vaccine was licensed in the US. Polio cases have dropped from 450,000 then to 450 now.
Poliomyelitis is a virus that has infected humans since the earliest of times – sometimes causing permanent paralysis. It mainly affects children under the age of five.  … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/sixty-years-of-the-polio-miracle-vaccine/

Videos of the week: MRC research with macaques

The MRC breeds macaques, some are used to understand nerve repair.
Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/videos-of-the-week-mrc-research-with-macaques/

Monkey malaria infecting humans

Monkeys infected with malaria are providing a reservoir of the disease from which humans can be infected.
Monkeys infected with malaria are providing a reservoir of the disease from which humans can be infected. The malaria strain, called Plasmodium knowlesi, is the most recently… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/monkey-malaria-infecting-humans/

A Question of Care

From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003. It features three 6th form students touring a research… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/a-question-of-care/

Artificial blood vessel success in animals

Artificial blood vessels for use in heart bypass surgery have been successfully tested in baboons and dogs.
Artificial blood vessels for use in heart bypass surgery have been successfully tested in baboons and dogs. The artificial vessels were made using smooth muscle cells grown on… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/artificial-blood-vessel-success-in-animals/

Mice and monkeys metabolise BPA like humans

New research shows female mice, monkeys and humans appear to metabolise the oestrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in similar ways.
New research shows female mice, monkeys and humans appear to metabolise the oestrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in similar ways. Consequently, the data from mice on the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-and-monkeys-metabolise-bpa-like-humans/

Rabies vaccine protects monkeys against HIV

A vaccine based on the one used to prevent rabies can be used to protect against the monkey form of HIV (SIV), a new study has found.
A vaccine based on the one used to prevent rabies can be used to protect against the monkey form of HIV (SIV), a new study has found. One strain of the human form of the virus… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rabies-vaccine-protects-monkeys-against-hiv/

Gene therapy for colour blindness

A team of scientists have restored colour vision to two colour blind squirrel monkeys using gene therapy.
A team of scientists have restored colour vision to two colour blind squirrel monkeys using gene therapy. About 1 in 12 men are red-green colour blind due to a mutation on the X… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-for-colour-blindness/

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.
Scientists have produced four infant monkeys using a technique which could stop women with genetic diseases passing them on to their children. Faulty DNA contained within… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/monkeys-with-two-mums-may-eradicate-mitochondrial-disorders/

HIV strain can infect monkeys

Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus which is able to infect and proliferate in monkeys.
Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus which is able to infect and proliferate in monkeys. This discovery is a major breakthrough in the search for a vaccine… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-strain-can-infect-monkeys/

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