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1 January 1970

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Bone marrow transplant reverses Rett

A serious type of autism has been successfully treated in mice by bone marrow transplant.
A serious type of autism has been successfully treated in mice by bone marrow transplant. The results show that faulty immune cells might be the cause of both physical and mental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/bone-marrow-transplant-reverses-rett/

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/

Helping the hunt for disease genes

A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains.
A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains. Most of today’s lab strains date from a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/helping-the-hunt-for-disease-genes/

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/

How TB destroys lungs

GM mice have helped identify a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB).
GM mice have helped identify a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB). Medicines that inhibit this enzyme are already available, so may be able to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-tb-destroys-lungs/

Optimising GM mouse research

'The MRC is absolutely committed to basic research and we understand the value of mouse genetics', said Professor Sir John Savill, CEO of the Medical Research Council today, announcing a multi-million pound investment in mouse genetics.
'The MRC is absolutely committed to basic research and we understand the value of mouse genetics', said Professor Sir John Savill, CEO of the Medical Research Council today,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/optimising-gm-mouse-research/

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