1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh
How does the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine work?
The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is a viral vector vaccine. This means that the vaccine doesn’t contain the SARS-CoV-2… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-effective-is-the-astrazenecaoxford-vaccine/
I will confess that, when the effects of Covid started to bite in March of 2020, I wondered whether any anti-animal research activists were reconsidering their life choices as… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-10-covid-19-vaccine-myths/
Over the years, vaccines have saved millions of lives. They helped stave off mumps, block polio, push back diphtheria, eradicate smallpox. The practice of immunisation dates back… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rna-vaccines-a-new-tool-against-covid-19/
Marine mammals, such as whales, dolphins and seals are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, so scientists worry our sewage could cause a new animal reservoir for the virus. Transmission of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/covid-19-from-your-toilet-to-the-sea-will-your-waste-kill-seals-and-whales/
“We need to develop surveillance strategies to ensure we don’t get taken by surprise by a large outbreak in animals, which could pose a threat not just to animal health but to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/watch-out-for-diseases-that-can-jump-from-animal-to-man/
Animal studies have shown that environmental factors such as pollution, stress, malnutrition or infections can change the immune system of not only individuals also their… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/covid-19-may-affect-sperm-and-future-generations/
The Pirbright Institute specialises in the research and diagnosis of livestock viral diseases and viruses that spread from animals to humans.
The Institute is part of an… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-virus-tracking-can-help-us-prevent-future-pandemics/
Could a drug for cat coronavirus cure COVID-19?
Cats, as we all know, have nine lives, but with recent breakthroughs in the understanding of feline coronavirus, perhaps they… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/could-a-drug-for-cat-coronavirus-cure-covid-19/
The increase in zoonotic diseases: the WHO, the why and the when?
Over the last century, there has been an alarming increase in the number, frequency and diversity of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-increase-in-zoonotic-diseases-the-who-the-why-and-the-when/
How social isolation affects your body
Could post-covid-19 social isolation really be affecting us that much? Mouse studies have shown that being cut off from others can cause… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-social-isolation-affects-your-body/
How organoids are bringing the study of bats to the lab
The absence of an in vitro model for the study of bat viruses has hindered the battle against potential emerging… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-organoids-are-bringing-the-study-of-bats-to-the-lab/
Remdesivir trials show it is effective against coronaviruses in macaques, bats, cats and now in humans.
Developed by Gilead, remdesivir (GS-5734™) is a broad-spectrum antiviral… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/remdesivir-trials-effective-against-coronaviruses-in-animals-and-humans/
The emergence of the novel human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has caused a worldwide pandemic. There are few therapeutic solutions so there is a real need to find a way to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/could-llama-antibodies-treat-viruses-like-covid-19/
Dog are more anxious than you would expect. Very receptive to humans, they can mirror their emotions. Is the context of the COVID-19 mass confinement going to cause the animals… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/is-covid-19-isolation-making-your-dog-as-anxious-as-you/
Can your pet get COVID-19?
Dogs and cats can’t transmit COVID-19, but they can catch other coronaviruses
The coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 has spread across the world, causing… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/can-cats-catch-coronavirus/