Single shot reverses rabies
UK bioscience sector publishes detailed response on European regulation
A dozen organisations representing UK bioscience have published their answers, many of them detailed, to 72 questions posed by the UK Home Office.
Caffeine halts Alzheimer's
Using GM mice, scientists have shown that caffeine can reduce dementia symptoms.
Elixir from Easter Island?
apamycin was found in soil on Easter Island 40 years ago.
Hype, hope and hybrids
The three-year public debate in the UK on animal-hybrid embryos was always a secondary issue for Understanding Animal Research and its forerunners, but an important one.
A TV dramatisation of Edwardian antivivisection protest on Sunday night in Casualty 1909 shows there's little new in the public debate over animal research and testing.
40,000 trout undercut costs, increase accuracy
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.
Gene suppression in type 2 diabetes
Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.
The National Centre for the Three Rs has produced a handy 'beginners guide' to the 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - and how they can benefit science, innovation and animal welfare.
Targeting skin cancer
Using fish, scientists have discovered a signalling pathway that could be used to treat skin cancers (melanomas).
A tale of three species
The law of unintended consequences may have led to saving rabbits at the expense of a two incredible species: a prehistoric invertebrate and a small bird with one of the most impressive known migrations.
GM mice get Parkinson's disease
Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease.
Novel gene therapy reverses haemophilia
Scientists using mice have developed a new way to deliver gene therapies.
An Odyssey exploring the debate
A book to be published soon promises a considered, less polarised approach to the animal rights debate.
Protein culprit in Huntington's disease
Why does Huntington's disease lead to the death of brain cells, whilst causing negligible damage to cells elsewhere in the body?
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