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World Parkinson’s Disease Day 2017

11 April is World Parkinson’s Disease Day, held every year on James Parkinson’s birthday to raise awareness of the disease and the research being done to alleviate it.
11 April is World Parkinson’s Disease Day, held every year on James Parkinson’s birthday to raise awareness of the disease and the research being done to alleviate it.  2017 is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-parkinsons-disease-day-2017/

This week in animal research 02/12/16

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'
Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut' The big story of the week - scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease. Their animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-021216/

This week in animal research 17/06/16

First monkey genetically engineered to have Parkinson’s created
First monkey genetically engineered to have Parkinson’s Hideyuki Okano at the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo modified marmosets to have mutated copies of a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-17-6-16/

This week in animal research 24/09/15

Three cancers, two dementias and xenotransplants
21/09/15 Implantable Device Attracts and captures cancer cells in mice Researchers at the University of Michigan have created an implantable cancer detector which… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-240915/

This Week in Animal Research 12th-18th July

A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate.
A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate. Researchers from the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-12th-18th-july/

Parkinson drug for multiple sclerosis?

A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown.
A drug currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease can repair the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, research using rats and mice has shown. The finding offers a possible… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-drug-for-multiple-sclerosis/

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College, London.
Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/video-marmosets-and-research-into-parkinsons-disease1/

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease

Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College, London about their use of marmosets in research into Parkinson’s disease.
Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/video-marmosets-and-research-into-parkinsons-disease/

Parkinson disease protein spreads between neurons

Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the brain.
Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-disease-protein-spreads-between-neurons/

Brain cell death switched off

Researchers have found a way of preventing cell death caused by plaques in the brains of mice.
Researchers have found a way of preventing cell death caused by plaques in the brains of mice. By 'rebooting' protein production in the cells, neural networks were rescued and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cell-death-switched-off/

#WW award for Overlooking the Importance of Animal Research

We liked a piece in the Huffington Post by Kirk Leech. Overlooking the Importance of Animal Research in the UK politics section of the Huffington Post...
We liked a piece in the Huffington Post by Kirk Leech. Overlooking the Importance of Animal Research in the UK politics section of the Huffington Post comments on the recent… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-overlooking-the-importance-of-animal-research/

Information tribunal rules for both sides

As anyone who reads it will see, a recent (11 November) Freedom of Information ruling falls some way short of the 'landmark decision' claimed by BUAV.
As anyone who reads it will see, a recent (11 November) Freedom of Information ruling falls some way short of the 'landmark decision' claimed by BUAV. The 'first tier' tribunal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/information-tribunal-rules-for-both-sides/

Of mice and medicine

Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.
Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-medicine/

#WW award for a letter from Parkinson's UK

Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals.
Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals. We award our #WW award to Dr Kieran Breen for his letter responding… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-a-letter-from-parkinsons-uk/

Gene mapping opens new insights into the brain

A map of gene activity has been created that scientists hope will shed new light on the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
A map of gene activity has been created that scientists hope will shed new light on the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The research is the most detailed analysis… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-mapping-opens-new-insights-into-the-brain/

Some facts about Parkinson's and Alzheimer's research

The animal rights group Animal Aid launched an ill-informed, illogical and ill-conceived campaign against medical research charities a few weeks ago.
Medical Advances and Animal Research (only available as a download) The animal rights group Animal Aid launched an ill-informed, illogical and ill-conceived campaign against… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/some-facts-about-parkinsons-and-alzheimers-research/

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/

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/

Gene mutation increases dementia

The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain.
The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain. But it has not been clear… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-mutation-increases-dementia/

A light on Parkinson's

Shining a laser into the brain may ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s, a new study in mice has shown.
Shining a laser into the brain may ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s, a new study in mice has shown. Previous studies have suggested that movement is controlled by the careful… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/a-light-on-parkinsons/

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