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1 January 1970

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Primate research in 2018

Heart disease, vaccines, and Parkinson's
In recent years the use of monkeys in European research has been steadily declining. Most recently, a UK government report noted the number of primate experiments had fallen for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/primate-research-in-2018/

This week in animal research 11/11/16

Brain implant counters paralysis in primate An implant that beams instructions out of the brain has been used to restore movement in paralysed primates for the first time,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-111116/

This week in animal research 16/09/16

For and against primate research arguments in the press
Primates in Research – Responding to Attenborough   David Attenborough has been criticised for his support of CFI's campaign against the use of primates in neuroscience. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-160916/

Low calorie diet and longer life span linked by hormone

The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice.
The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice. The findings open up the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/low-calorie-diet-and-longer-life-span-linked-by-hormone/

I'm Not a Chimp

How similar are we really to chimpanzees?
How similar are we really to chimpanzees? Are the differences so minuscule that we should grant chimpanzees human rights? In Not a Chimp: the hunt for the genes that make us… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/im-not-a-chimp/

Chimps get AIDS too

Scientists have discovered that the natural hosts of a strain of SIV develop AIDS when infected.
Scientists have discovered that the natural hosts of a strain of SIV develop AIDS when infected. This overturns a longstanding belief that such viruses had no effect on… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chimps-get-aids-too/

MEP Committee sanctions better legal protection for research animals

he Agriculture committee in the European Parliament yesterday voted to pass a report on the revision of EU Directive 86/609 on the protection of animals used in scientific research.
The Agriculture committee in the European Parliament yesterday voted to pass a report on the revision of EU Directive 86/609 on the protection of animals used in scientific… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/mep-committee-sanctions-better-legal-protection-for-research-animals/

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