UK bioscience sector Declaration of Support
Eleven leading organisations representing the UK bioscience sector have issued a Declaration of Support for a raft of amendments to European regulation of animal research.
Now for the good news
UK newspapers these days are full of political sleaze, economic woes and minor celebrities. But there is some good news too.
Long-acting non-toxic local anaesthetic
Researchers have developed a single injection that is capable of producing long-term local anaesthesia in rats.
UK scientists urge MEPs to support Agriculture Committee report
Early in May the full European Parliament votes on the revised Directive on animal experiments.
Antibody complex stops rejection
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.
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.
Single gene key to schizophrenia
Researchers studying a gene called DISC1, previously implicated in schizophrenia, have seen evidence that it is essential for normal brain development.
Spinal implant relieves Parkinson's in rodents
Researchers have found that an electrical current, delivered through an implant in the spinal chord, can aid movement in rodents showing Parkinson’s symptoms.
Bioscience sector urges MEPs to safeguard research
Nine key UK bioscience organisations have signed a Declaration of Concern about revision of EU Directive 86/609, urging MEPs to take a balanced view on revision of European regulation of animal research.
Gene patches treat muscular dystrophy
Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
UV lights reduce TB spread
Scientists using guinea pigs have shown that installing UV lights could reduce the transmission of TB (tuberculosis) in hospital wards.
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HIV strain can infect monkeys
Scientists have created a strain of the human AIDS virus which is able to infect and proliferate in monkeys.
Sticky antibodies prevent onset of vCJD
Antibodies able to bind to a protein in the brain show promise in mice for preventing fatal prion diseases like vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease).
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