July - Dec 2009
Longer life for donated hearts
12th October 2009
A discovery in pigs could increase the number of transplants that can be performed.
Longer, healthier lives for mice
6th October 2009
Scientists have extended the lifespan of mice by manipulating their genomes.
Treating brain secondaries in mice with breast cancer
5th October 2009
Scientists have shown that the drug vorinostat is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and reduce the development of brain tumours in mice.
Lack of sleep linked to Alzheimer's
29th September 2009
Studies using mice suggest that lack of sleep could increase the development of plaques in the brain, accelerating the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
White blood cells set the pace of wound repair
28th September 2009
After more than 50 experiments in mice, scientists have mapped out how a set of white blood cells (lymphocytes) set the pace of recovery after serious lung injury.
UK Bioscience submits supplementary evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee Inquiry
25th September 2009
The UK Bioscience sector prepared a submission of supplementary evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee, Sub –Committee D (Environment and Agriculture) on the revision of Directive 86/609.
Time for more change in America
24th September 2009
We have been watching with great concern the animal rights extremists’ campaigns taking place in the United States and California in particular.
'Master gene' for immune cells identified
23rd September 2009
Researchers have identified the master gene that causes blood stem cells to turn into natural killer (NK) immune cells.
Gene therapy for colour blindness
21st September 2009
A team of scientists have restored colour vision to two colour blind squirrel monkeys using gene therapy.
Stem cell link to prostate cancer
17th September 2009
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.