1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Researchers have found that an electrical current, delivered through an implant in the spinal chord, can aid movement in rodents showing Parkinson’s symptoms.
Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.
The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of animals used, and the accuracy of current tests.
A blue dye – similar to that used in M&Ms and liquorice allsorts – can help protect rats' crushed spinal cords from further damage.
A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells.
A new painkiller is 100 times more potent than other painkillers, tests on rats have revealed.
For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports.
Poor diet during pregnancy could raise the risk of offspring developing diabetes, according to new research in rats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A human blood protein has been produced using genetically modified rice and used to treat liver disease in rats.
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.
Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats.
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.
For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations.
Around the turn of the 20th Century, two surgeons named Emerich Ullman and Alexis Carrel placed the kidney of goat into a dog.
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.