Research & medical benefits
Researching for a cure for multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults, particularly women, around the world with around 2.3 million people living with MS globally. In MS, the protective insulating myelin sheaths that cover nerve fibres in the brain and the spinal cord are destroyed.
Researching stroke using zebrafish
Dr Paul Kasher from Manchester University is trying to understand the immediate pathological responses to stroke in the brain and is screening for potential drugs to treat these responses by using zebrafish larvae to model what happens in a human.
How do you study stress in an animal?
“When you do stress research you need to think about two elements: how do I induce stress, how do I measure the consequences of it?”
Haemophilia, the royal disease
Haemophilia is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder in which blood cannot clot normally. Long known as the "Royal Disease", haemophilia affected generations of royal families in England, Prussia and Russia, undoubtedly changing the course of history.
10 years of rat research – how stroke studies have evolved
Prof Allan Stuart has been studying rats in the context of stroke research for over 25 years now.
The Nipah Virus – a rare but deadly disease
Nipah virus kills people, at the moment outbreaks are rare
Recent advances in cancer research
Immunotherapy, mice and treatment
Primate research in 2018
Heart disease, vaccines, and Parkinson's
Northern Ireland Animal Research Numbers, 2017
2017 animal research numbers for Northern Ireland have been published
Migrating small birds flying at 4000m
New research shows that migrating birds fly as high as 4,000 metres above sea level.
Tracking killer T cells in pigs for flu vaccine development
Uses antibodies created in Babraham pigs to track immune response to flu.
Killer fungus comes from Korea
Genetic clues reveal origins of killer fungus behind the ‘amphibian plague’
This month in animal research March 2018
A selection of the news items we covered in our social media this month
This month in animal research August 17
News from the month
World Parkinson’s Disease Day 2017
11 April is World Parkinson’s Disease Day, held every year on James Parkinson’s birthday to raise awareness of the disease and the research being done to alleviate it.
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