Research & medical benefits
Multiple gene mutations in autism spectrum
Researchers using mice have further evidence that more than one gene is involved in people with genetic-based autism, with the number of genes involved being linked to the severity of the disorder.
Protection from Parkinson's in mice
Recent research shows that an increased level of a protein found in the brain can provide protection from Parkinson's Disease in mice.
Protein slows Alzheimer's progression
Scientists using animals have discovered that a naturally occurring protein administered to specific areas of the brain could slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Lessons, medicines from GM goats
In some respects public perceptions of new technologies are more positive in the UK than in the USA, but this is not always the case.
Implants and the immune system fight cancer
Leukaemia seduces blood cells
Researchers using mice believe they have found a way to help stem cells regain their normal function in leukaemia patients.
Mice mimic glioblastoma
Spinal injury treatment trials move to humans
A trial using stem cells to treat spinal injury is to begin after promising results in animals.
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