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1 January 1970

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We have a lot of things to thank animals for; space travel and cloning are just two of them

Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment.
Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment. The first monkey into space is a strong contender you might say, but can you name him? Dolly… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-have-a-lot-of-things-to-thank-animals-for-space-travel-and-cloning-are-just-two-of-them/

Broken memories

Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories.
Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories. The study also found that mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms have more… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-memories/

New foot-and-mouth vaccine

Foot-and-mouth disease (Aphthae epizooticae) is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids such as cattle and sheep.
Foot-and-mouth disease (Aphthae epizooticae) is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids such as… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-foot-and-mouth-vaccine/

Gene therapy targets 'cancer gene'

Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects.
Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects. The tests in mice… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-targets-cancer-gene/

Diabetes cured in dogs using gene therapy

Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy.
Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy. After a single treatment session, involving a few simple injections, the dogs recovered… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-in-dogs-using-gene-therapy/

Secret of RSV vaccine side-effect

Studies in mice have uncovered the cause of a fatal side-effect of an experimental vaccine for a common childhood disease.
Studies in mice have uncovered the cause of a fatal side-effect of an experimental vaccine for a common childhood disease. The breakthrough solves a mystery that has puzzled… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/secret-of-rsv-vaccine-side-effect/

Glowing mice

A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed.
A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed. The skin of the genetically-engineered mice literally lights up as the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glowing-mice/

Alzheimer’s blocked in mice by gene deletion

Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are based on… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-blocked-in-mice-by-gene-deletion/

Mice regain sense of smell after gene therapy

Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose.
Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose. The study suggests that abnormalities in these structures, called cilia,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-regain-sense-of-smell-after-gene-therapy/

Does how much you eat affect how long you live?

It has been a long-held belief that a restricted diet prolongs life.
It has been a long-held belief that a restricted diet prolongs life. But a newly published 23-year study of rhesus monkeys has thrown the debate wide open by showing that less… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/does-how-much-you-eat-affect-how-long-you-live/

Stem cell key identified

Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed.
Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed. Without the protein called Mof, embryonic stem… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-key-identified/

Scientists crack the vision code

Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand.
Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand. Using gene therapy and a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-crack-the-vision-code/

“Male pill” discovered in mice experiments

A molecule originally being tested for its anti-cancer properties could be used to control male fertility tests in mice show.
A molecule originally being tested for its anti-cancer properties could be used to control male fertility tests in mice show. Male mice given the pill were rendered completely… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/male-pill-discovered-in-mice-experiments/

Mice show crucial role of cancer stem-cells

Do cancers have their own stem-cells?
Do cancers have their own stem-cells? The cancer research community have long debated their existence, but solid evidence has been lacking to support not only the existence of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-show-crucial-role-of-cancer-stem-cells/

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College, London.
Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/video-marmosets-and-research-into-parkinsons-disease1/

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease

Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College, London about their use of marmosets in research into Parkinson’s disease.
Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/video-marmosets-and-research-into-parkinsons-disease/

Stem cells could replace bone-marrow transplants

Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia.
Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia. Until now, animal products have been… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-could-replace-bone-marrow-transplants1/

Record amount awarded for research to reduce animal experiments

The NC3Rs has today announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science – referred to as 'the 3Rs’.
The NC3Rs has today announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science – referred to as 'the 3Rs’. This is the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/record-amount-awarded-for-research-to-reduce-animal-experiments/

Cats make the headlines

Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats.
Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats. Cats, like humans, are born with poor vision. As they develop,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/cats-make-the-headlines/

Damaged proteins block immune cell transport

A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising pathogens and leading to a weakened immune system.
A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/damaged-proteins-block-immune-cell-transport/

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