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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Respiratory disease: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Research with rats and dogs means asthma and COPD symptoms can be contained, if not cured.
Respiratory disease: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) On average, 3 people die from an asthma attack in the UK every day. In 2017 (the most recent data… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/respiratory-disease-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd/

Fighting the White Death: A new treatment for TB

For most people born in the United States in the past half century tuberculosis (TB) is a disease you only read about in the history books, to which it was consigned by the development of antibiotics such as streptomycin in the aftermath of the second wor…
For most people born in the United States in the past half century tuberculosis (TB) is a disease you only read about in the history books, to which it was consigned by the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fighting-the-white-death-a-new-treatment-for-tb/

The making of 'A day in the life of an animal technologist'

We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time.
We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time. Not least to have some video material that puts the record straight about the way animals involved in research are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-making-of-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-animal-technologist/

The research they tried to stop

Three animal rights extremists who were imprisoned for their role in the 'Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs' campaign – Jon Ablewhite, John Smith and Kerry Whitburn – have been released from prison.
Three animal rights extremists who were imprisoned for their role in the 'Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs' campaign – Jon Ablewhite, John Smith and Kerry Whitburn – have been… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/the-research-they-tried-to-stop/

Monkeys survive lethal Ebola and Marbug

Monkeys treated with a therapy that targets specific viral genes survived deadly Ebola and Marbug infections, a new study reports.
Monkeys treated with a therapy that targets specific viral genes survived deadly Ebola and Marbug infections, a new study reports. Both Ebola and Marbug viruses cause high… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/monkeys-survive-lethal-ebola-and-marbug/

UV lights reduce TB spread

Scientists using guinea pigs have shown that installing UV lights could reduce the transmission of TB (tuberculosis) in hospital wards.
Scientists using guinea pigs have shown that installing UV lights could reduce the transmission of TB (tuberculosis) in hospital wards. TB, a bacterial infection, is spread from… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/uv-lights-reduce-tb-spread/

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