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1 January 1970

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Mapping the minds map

Earlier this morning, the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was shared between UCL Professor John O’Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for their work on nerve-cells that tell us where we…
Earlier this morning, the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was shared between UCL Professor John O’Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mapping-the-minds-map/

A new way to prevent transplant rejection

For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations.
For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations. But a new technique recently reported could signal a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/a-new-way-to-prevent-transplant-rejection/

Prize for technique that reduces number of animals in spinal injury research

A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals.
A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals. The awards… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/prize-for-technique-that-reduces-number-of-animals-in-spinal-injury-research/

Animal research is leading a revolution in organ transplants, again

Around the turn of the 20th Century, two surgeons named Emerich Ullman and Alexis Carrel placed the kidney of goat into a dog.
Around the turn of the 20th Century, two surgeons named Emerich Ullman and Alexis Carrel placed the kidney of goat into a dog. To their delight, and no doubt surprise, the kidneys… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-is-leading-a-revolution-in-organ-transplants-again/

Artificial 'jellyfish' moved by heart cells

The jellyfish in this video may look pretty simplistic, but it represents an exciting stage in engineering complex tissues, which could be used to build organs, and test new heart drugs.
The jellyfish in this video may look pretty simplistic, but it represents an exciting stage in engineering complex tissues, which could be used to build organs, and test new heart… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/artificial-jellyfish-moved-by-heart-cells/

New-found hormone protects against type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats.
Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats. The disease, which is often the result of lifestyle and develops in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-found-hormone-protects-against-type-2-diabetes/

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/

Blood protein from rice treats rats

A human blood protein has been produced using genetically modified rice and used to treat liver disease in rats.
A human blood protein has been produced using genetically modified rice and used to treat liver disease in rats. The protein is highly useful for a number of medical purposes but… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blood-protein-from-rice-treats-rats/

Chemotherapy delivered through the nipple

Tests in both rats and patients have shown that chemotherapy delivered through the milk ducts of the nipple is more effective and leads to fewer side-effects than intravenous drug delivery.
Tests in both rats and patients have shown that chemotherapy delivered through the milk ducts of the nipple is more effective and leads to fewer side-effects than intravenous drug… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chemotherapy-delivered-through-the-nipple/

Diabetes 'cured' with brain stem cells

Stem cells taken from a rat's brain using a simple procedure have been made to produce insulin and used to cure diabetes in the same rat.
Stem cells taken from a rat's brain using a simple procedure have been made to produce insulin and used to cure diabetes in the same rat. The technique didn't require any genetic… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-with-brain-stem-cells/

Stem cell treatment for stroke trial

A treatment developed in rats and mice has been shown to be safe in the first ever human trial of stem cell treatment for stroke victims.
A treatment developed in rats and mice has been shown to be safe in the first ever human trial of stem cell treatment for stroke victims. In the trial, three patients were given… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-treatment-for-stroke-trial/

Jamie’s Dream School – animal madness?

In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons.
In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons. His… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/jamies-dream-school-animal-madness/

Poor diet in pregnancy linked to diabetes in offspring

Poor diet during pregnancy could raise the risk of offspring developing diabetes, according to new research in rats.
Poor diet during pregnancy could raise the risk of offspring developing diabetes, according to new research in rats. Rats fed a low protein diet produced offspring that were… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/poor-diet-in-pregnancy-linked-to-diabetes-in-offspring/

Rats breathe using lab lungs

For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports.
For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports. Scientists created the lungs using the same technique used to create liver grafts.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rats-breathe-using-lab-lungs/

Painkiller from sea snail venom

A new painkiller is 100 times more potent than other painkillers, tests on rats have revealed.
A new painkiller is 100 times more potent than other painkillers, tests on rats have revealed. The pill contains a group of chemicals called conotoxin peptides that are found… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/painkiller-from-sea-snail-venom/

Liver grafts grown in the lab

Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells.
Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells. Currently severe liver damage can only be treated by… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/liver-grafts-grown-in-the-lab/

Gene suppression in type 2 diabetes

Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-suppression-in-type-2-diabetes/

Patching a broken heart

A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/patching-a-broken-heart/

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