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This week in animal research 08/07/16

Mapping early development in mice
New anti-viral drug trial against Ebola Following trials in monkeys and safety testing in humans another anti-viral enters trials. The 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-080716/

This week in animal research 10 June 2016

Human organs in pigs, herpes causing constipation
Scientists create human-pig embryo to overcome worldwide shortage of transplant organs A team of scientists from the University of California have created a technique to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-10-june-2016/

This week in animal research 22/04/16

Weekly round up: minor miracles with mice
22/04: Brain tumour gene switched off in mice A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-220416/

This week in animal research 05/02/16

01/02/05: Logging helps black rats invade rainforests Logging can encourage black rats to invade tropical rainforests by creating habitats they prefer, giving them the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-050216/

This week in animal research 22/01/16

Implants, mice, rats and lampreys
  22/01: Scientists successfully create cow cartilage in the lab - and hope they can now do the same for humans Researchers have grown cartilage in the laboratory from… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-220116/

This week in animal research 06/11/15

Scorpions, kangaroos and more
02/11/15: Tumour paint from scorpion venom helps fight cancer While most of us would run away from scorpions, Jim Olson (an Oncologist in Seattle) is using them to help… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-051115/

This week in animal research 180615

Malaria, self-awareness, nightingale song
15/06/15 Juvenile camels, aged less than four, may be a ‘key source’ of Mers. A study looking at Mers infections in dromedary camels found that 90% of animal became… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-180615/

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/

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/

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/

Patching a broken heart

A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage. Heart attacks often cause irreversible damage to the heart muscle, leaving survivors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/patching-a-broken-heart/

Food dye aids spinal crush injury

A blue dye – similar to that used in M&Ms and liquorice allsorts – can help protect rats' crushed spinal cords from further damage.
A blue dye – similar to that used in M&Ms and liquorice allsorts – can help protect rats' crushed spinal cords from further damage. Spinal cord injuries often become worse a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/food-dye-aids-spinal-crush-injury/

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