1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
New research shows female mice, monkeys and humans appear to metabolise the oestrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in similar ways.
A team of scientists have restored colour vision to two colour blind squirrel monkeys using gene therapy.
The MRC breeds macaques, some are used to understand nerve repair.
Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus which is able to infect and proliferate in monkeys.
Monkeys infected with malaria are providing a reservoir of the disease from which humans can be infected.
Artificial blood vessels for use in heart bypass surgery have been successfully tested in baboons and dogs.
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.
Heart disease, vaccines, and Parkinson's
Scientists have produced four infant monkeys using a technique which could stop women with genetic diseases passing them on to their children.
In 1955 the Salk polio vaccine was licensed in the US. Polio cases have dropped from 450,000 then to 450 now.
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.