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.
Snails, slime moulds and flies
Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008.
Gene controller causes Down syndrome
Researchers have used mice to pinpoint what goes wrong in aneuploidy, which includes the most common genetic disorders involving chromosomes, usually an extra chromosome.
New way to reduce anaphylactic shock
Using mice, scientists have pinpointed the molecule which is responsible for making allergic reactions more severe.
Swine flu research
Our own modest contribution to swine flu information is now online, as the government estimates the number of new cases of swine flu in England reached 100,000 in the past week.
What do they know?
We recently became aware of a new website that can be used to make Freedom of Information requests and acts as an archive for all information received.
More research means more animals
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
Fat busting pill?
An artificial hormone has reduced body weight and fat mass in mice, and fast.
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.
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