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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Demented dog or senile cat ?

Is your pet becoming disoriented, forgetting which doors leads to the garden, getting his old tricks wrong, sleeping at weird hours or soiling the house? Well he might be senile.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/demented-dog-or-senile-cat/

New protein link to spinal muscular atrophy

Research in fish suggests that lowered production of a key protein is responsible for the debilitating symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy.
Research in fish suggests that lowered production of a key protein is responsible for the debilitating symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy. By artificially raising levels of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-protein-link-to-spinal-muscular-atrophy/

Mapping memories

Intricate experiments using mice have allowed scientists to visualise the formation of new brain circuits that form after birth.
Intricate experiments using mice have allowed scientists to visualise the formation of new brain circuits that form after birth. They also found that mice exposed to greater… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mapping-memories/

Number of nerve stem cells declines with age

A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age.
A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age. Mice were genetically modified so that their brain cells were tagged with fluorescent colours. This… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/number-of-nerve-stem-cells-declines-with-age/

Antidepressants stimulate nerve cell growth

Stress can cause depressive illness in humans and has visible effects on mice such as failure to groom and weight loss.
Stress can cause depressive illness in humans and has visible effects on mice such as failure to groom and weight loss. Stressed mice have been shown to produce fewer new nerve… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/antidepressants-stimulate-nerve-cell-growth/

Brain cells created in the lab

Scientists have created neurons from embryonic stem cells.
Scientists have created neurons from embryonic stem cells. The neurons can be used to investigate the causes of Alzheimer's disease and to test for potential medicines.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cells-created-in-the-lab/

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