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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Diabetes treated in mice with cell transplant

Twenty three years ago Doug Melton’s infant son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Doug then dedicated his career to finding a cure for the disease and is now almost at the point… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-treated-in-mice-with-cell-transplant/

Two new films on Macaque research from the MRC

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, making them good research ‘models’ for a variety of human conditions.
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, making… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/two-new-films-on-macaque-research-from-the-mrc/

HIV vaccine boost

Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-vaccine-boost/

'Glow in the dark' cats aids HIV research

Scientists inserted two genes into cats: the first is taken from macaque monkeys and helps the cat resist the feline form of Aids; the second is a fluorescent gene from jellyfish that helps the researchers literally see where the added anti-aids gene is a…
Scientists inserted two genes into cats: the first is taken from macaque monkeys and helps the cat resist the feline form of Aids; the second is a fluorescent gene from jellyfish… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/glow-in-the-dark-cats-aids-hiv-research/

UAR in Mauritius

Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean.
Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean. Nobody is sure when they arrived, but it is presumed todays Mauritian… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uar-in-mauritius/

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/

Self-doubting monkeys

New research suggests macaques experience self-doubt and uncertainty when making decisions.
New research suggests macaques experience self-doubt and uncertainty when making decisions. Scientists taught the macaques to play a 'fuzzy logic' game in which they had to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/self-doubting-monkeys/

Gene therapy treats Parkinson’s tremors

Researchers have used gene therapy to correct movement problems in macaque monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms.
Researchers have used gene therapy to correct movement problems in macaque monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms. The problem with current treatments for Parkinson’s disease is that… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-parkinsons-tremors/

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/

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