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This month in animal research March 2018

A selection of the news items we covered in our social media this month
International 3Rs Prize awarded for computer modelling that predicts human cardiac safety better than animal studies The National Centre for the 3Rs has awarded the 2017… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-month-in-animal-research-0318/

This week in animal research 27/05/16

Pig cornea transplant cures sight in 200 blind people
Scientists block breast cancer cells from hiding in bones of mice Breast cancer cells can move to the bone marrow. Here they survive cancer treatment and re-emerge later to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-270516/

This week in animal research 11/03/16

Eye surgery and animal extinction
7 - 11 March A pregnant rhesus macaques was infected with Zika virus on March 7, 2016 https://dholk.primate.wisc.edu/project/dho/public/Zika/public/ZIKV-003/begin.view… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-110316/

Patient-derived xenografts in breast cancer research

The National Cancer Research Institute Conference discussed models for breast cancer research.
From bedside to bench and back again – patient-derived xenografts in breast cancer research By Dr Richard Berks, Breast Cancer Now Breast cancer continues to be a major… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/patient-derived-xenografts-in-breast-cancer-research/

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/

UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010

The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million. Once again, the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

Protein linked to cancer

Research in mice has shown how the over expression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide.
Research in mice has shown how the overexpression (over production) of a small protein allows cancer cells to divide. Normally, when a cell's DNA is damaged, the cell has… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-cancer/

#WW award for ... Animal research is helping us beat cancer

'Thanks to decades of research, survival from cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, giving thousands of people more time with their loved ones.
'Thanks to decades of research, survival from cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, giving thousands of people more time with their loved ones. Studies using animals have… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-animal-research-is-helping-us-beat-cancer/

Targeting genes to stop breast tumours

Some breast cancers do not respond to currently available chemotherapy.
Some breast cancers do not respond to currently available chemotherapy. These tumours can contain cancer cells with stem cell-like properties which lack the molecular receptors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/targeting-genes-to-stop-breast-tumours/

Enzyme reduces cancer spread

The spread of cancer to other organs has been reduced in mice by blocking an enzyme.
The spread of cancer to other organs has been reduced in mice by blocking an enzyme. Researchers blocked the enzyme LOXL2 in mice using chemicals and genetic engineering… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-reduces-cancer-spread/

Cancers linked by faulty gene

Prostate cancer and hereditary breast cancer could be linked by the same gene, research on mice suggests.
Prostate cancer and hereditary breast cancer could be linked by the same gene, research on mice suggests. It is known that the gene BRCA2 plays a role in the development of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancers-linked-by-faulty-gene/

Broccoli chemical kills cancer cells

A chemical in broccoli can kill breast cancer cells and halt tumour growth, accroding to new research on mice.
A chemical in broccoli can kill breast cancer cells and halt tumour growth, accroding to new research on mice. Sulforaphane is a naturally occurring chemical found in broccoli.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broccoli-chemical-kills-cancer-cells/

Treating brain secondaries in mice with breast cancer

Scientists have shown that the drug vorinostat is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and reduce the development of brain tumours in mice.
Scientists have shown that the drug vorinostat is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and reduce the development of brain tumours in mice. Breast cancer survival rates have… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-brain-secondaries-in-mice-with-breast-cancer/

Stopping cancer spreading

Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even after seemingly successful treatment.
Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stopping-cancer-spreading/

PeTA boobs again

The latest completely irresponsible PeTA campaign uses a crass computer game to push its 'breasts not animal tests' message to children. The web is all a-twitter with reviews panning the game.
The latest completely irresponsible PeTA campaign uses a crass computer game to push its 'breasts not animal tests' message to children. The web is all a-twitter with reviews… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/peta-boobs-again/

Effect of breast cancer gene reversed

Scientists have identified a gene implicated in up to one fifth of breast cancers. The good news is that studies in mice seem to show a commonly-used blood pressure drug appears to reverse the effects of the gene.
Scientists have identified a gene implicated in up to one fifth of breast cancers. The good news is that studies in mice seem to show a commonly-used blood pressure drug appears to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/effect-of-breast-cancer-gene-reversed/

Needle-free vaccination

Researchers have developed a new pain-free method of vaccination which does not involve an injection. Using mice they have shown that it is possible to deliver a vaccine orally by combining it with protective friendly bacteria.
Researchers have developed a new pain-free method of vaccination which does not involve an injection. Using mice they have shown that it is possible to deliver a vaccine orally… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/needle-free-vaccination/

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