'Magnetic' stem cells target damaged blood vessels
Scientists have harnessed the power of magnetism to guide stem cells towards damaged tissue in rats.
New target for stopping colon cancer
A team of scientists studying mice have found a target that could lead to an effective way to kill colon cancer cells.
Delaying motor neurone disease
By blocking the production of a faulty protein in mice, researchers have delayed the onset of motor neurone disease, improved mobility, and extended life-span.
How infection can lead to psychiatric problems
Scientists using mice have discovered how early exposure to a common type of bacterium can lead to psychiatric disorders.
Nanobees deliver deadly sting
A group of scientists has harnessed the power of bee venom and used it to kill tumour cells in mice.
Schools drama released on DVD
Every Breath, an award-winning drama-based set of teaching resources from Y Touring Theatre Company is now available on DVD, free to schools.
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.
Glaucoma reversed in rats and humans
Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops.
Heart stimulated to heal itself
Scientists have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate the heart to heal itself without the use of stem cell technology.
Rodent teeth grow from stem cells
Mice have grown new teeth from stem cells implanted into the jawbone.
The editorial in today's Financial Times about responding to the appalling animal rights extremist attacks in Switzerland is spot on.
Testing, testing …
Why is the concept of animal research so difficult to grasp?
Chimps get AIDS too
Scientists have discovered that the natural hosts of a strain of SIV develop AIDS when infected.
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.
Skin stem cells make mouse clones
A new kind of stem cell, that doesn't involve destroying embryos, has produced new life.
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