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‘Young’ microbiota can reverse ageing of the immune system and boost vaccines

‘Young’ microbiota can reverse ageing of the immune system and boost vaccines Every human being is home to trillions of microbes that are collectively known as the microbiota.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/young-microbiota-can-reverse-ageing-of-the-immune-system-and-boost-vaccines/

Could a drug for cat coronavirus cure COVID-19?

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/

Backup livers grown in pigs

Imagine having a backup liver you could grow when your own is damaged by disease. This vision could become a reality after scientists manage to grow new liver tissue in the lymph… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/backup-livers-grown-in-pigs/

Free eLearning resource on blinding in animal experiments

Free eLearning resource on blinding in animal experiments  A new free eLearning resource designed by the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), primarily designed for… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/free-elearning-resource-on-blinding-in-animal-experiments/

Did you know elephants can get herpes and die from it?

Did you know elephants can get herpes and die from it?   Herpesviruses are a very broad family which can infect a wide range of animals, and Asian elephants are one of them. But… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/did-you-know-elephants-can-get-herpes-and-die-from-it/

The Milky way of Medicine: want a cup of drugs?

As genetic engineering of animals is becoming easier and cheaper, so is the production of drugs. Transgenic animals made to produce drugs in their milk could bring expensive… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-milky-way-of-medicine-want-a-cup-of-drugs/

How organoids are bringing the study of bats to the lab

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/

COVID-19 research exposes activists' lack of evidence

As the media stories around coronavirus mention, time and again, the animal models being used alongside other methods in numerous areas of Covid-19 research, it was at first… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/covid-research-exposes-activists-lack-of-evidence/

Could llama antibodies treat viruses like COVID-19?

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/

High public acceptance of animal research to find treatments for COVID-19

Survey shows high public acceptance of animal research to find treatments for COVID-19 The UK public overwhelmingly supports the bioscientific community in their work to develop… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/survey-shows-high-public-acceptance-of-animal-research-to-find-treatments-for-covid-19/

Can we fight COVID-19 without animal testing?

Can we fight COVID-19 without animal research?  As clinical trials for drugs and vaccines to fight the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus start ramping up, speed of discovery and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/can-we-fight-covid-19-without-animal-testing/

Celebrities impact public view of animal research

The impact of celebrities on public perceptions of animal research Twitter is bringing us closer to celebrities. Who would have thought two decades ago that you could follow the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-impact-of-celebrities-on-public-perceptions-of-animal-research/

Why do so many promising compounds never become drugs?

Why do possible drugs fail to make it to the chemist?
The fact that many possible drug compounds fail to make it to market has long been twisted by animal rights activists to suggest that this is in some way the fault of animal… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-do-so-many-promising-compounds-never-become-drugs/

Understanding Drug 'Prediction'

Chris Magee considers the use of animals' reactions to drugs to gauge the probability of human harm, with data from an unexpected source.
Of the many, various, manifold misconceptions manufactured by anti-research activists, one of the toughest nuts to crack is that of animals being ineffective models for human… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/understanding-drug-prediction/

2016 A year in animal research

A dozen animal research stories from 2016
2016 - a year in animal research   2016 was the year when Zika came to our attention and UAR Science Writer Mia Rozenbaum wrote about the use of animals in Zika research… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2016-a-year-in-animal-research/

Dispelling myths around animal research

Film for politics.co.uk
Dispelling myths around animal research Making sense of animal research in the UK - a policy-maker's guide UAR commissioned an animation with politics.co.uk to explain… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/dispelling-myths-around-animal-research/

Top ten medical inventions: Pacemakers

A short history of heart pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions
Pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions? In 1958, Arne Larsson in Sweden became the first patient to depend on an artificial cardiac pacemaker. He died in 2001 at… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-medical-inventions-pacemakers/

Why Testing on Prisoners is a Bad Idea

Why Testing on Prisoners is a Bad Idea  I recently wrote an article for Huffington Post UK on why we should support the new dog breeding facility to be built in Yorkshire. Like… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/why-testing-on-prisoners-is-a-bad-idea/

This week in animal research 130315

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09/03/15 Behavioural researchers are looking at the memory abilities of horses. Researchers hid carrots under a bucket and forced horses to wait 10 seconds before retrieving… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-130315/

Videos of the week: MRC research with macaques

The MRC breeds macaques, some are used to understand nerve repair.
Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/videos-of-the-week-mrc-research-with-macaques/

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