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This week in animal research 21/10/16

Treatment for stroke trialled
Stroke treatment device tested on macaques and healthy humans enters trials In what could be a significant breakthrough for stroke patients, researchers at Newcastle… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-211016/

New hope for stroke

Sound and electrical stimulation recovers movement
New hope for stroke In what could be a significant breakthrough for stroke patients, researchers at Newcastle University have developed a smartphone-sized device with the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-hope-for-stroke/

Guardian publish letter in support of primate research

Over 400 primate researchers sign letter to the Guardian newspaper in support of research using primates.
This letter, now signed by more than 600 primate researchers and neuroscientists and over 20 institutions, was published on September 13th in the Guardian (and an edited version in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/guardian-publish-letter-in-support-of-primate-research/

This week in animal research 24/03/16

Frog foam, evolution of the anus
Frog foam could deliver drug therapy for burn victims Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have discovered that foam made by miniature frogs to protect their… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-240316/

3-Person IVF and the monkeys that made it possible

British MPs voted in favour of 3 person IVF
In a historical vote, British MPs in the House of Commons voted in favour of allowing the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man – the so called “three-person… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/3-person-ivf-and-the-monkeys-that-made-it-possible/

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/

Health in old-age

UAR science writer Mia Rozenbaum reviews recent research into ageing and how it might be avoided.
UAR science writer Mia Rozenbaum reviews recent research into ageing and how it might be avoided. Over the last month, quite a few studies have been published regarding the issue… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/health-in-old-age/

A breakthrough treatment for Ebola

Two American aid workers in Liberia made the news this week, as they became the first people ever to contract the Ebola virus and be returned to the United States.
Two American aid workers in Liberia made the news this week, as they became the first people ever to contract the Ebola virus and be returned to the United States . Kent Brantley… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/a-breakthrough-treatment-ebola/

UK research using monkeys 'outstanding'

A report published today, called Review of research using non-human primates, recommends that scientific research on monkeys should continue in the UK, subject to rigorous safeguards.
A report published today, called Review of research using non-human primates, recommends that scientific research on monkeys should continue in the UK, subject to rigorous… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-research-using-monkeys-outstanding1/

Cheap treatment for sleeping sickness

Researchers are preparing for clinical trials of the first inexpensive oral treatment for Trypanosomiasis, the parasitic disease commonly known as sleeping sickness that is transmitted to humans by the tsetse fly.
Researchers are preparing for clinical trials of the first inexpensive oral treatment for Trypanosomiasis, the parasitic disease commonly known as sleeping sickness that is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cheap-treatment-for-sleeping-sickness/

Tribunal rules in favour of UK University in FOI case

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request made nearly three years ago has reached its conclusion, at least for now, with a ruling by the Information Tribunal.
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request made nearly three years ago has reached its conclusion, at least for now, with a ruling by the Information Tribunal. The Tribunal judge… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/tribunal-rules-in-favour-of-uk-university-in-foi-case/

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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