1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh
Think back to the last time you cut or grazed yourself. Was it a cut that became infected? If that infection started to spread, was it dealt with by a course of antibiotics?… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/antibiotic-resistance-superbugs-that-kill/
Mice are a prey species so they try to hide any weakness from a potential predator. From a mouses point of view, this could be the lab staff caring for them. So how do they… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/the-secret-lives-of-mice/
Allergies are the most common chronic disease in Europe. More that 150 million Europeans struggle with allergic conditions. The numbers are increasing and it is predicted that by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/allergies-passed-on-from-mother-mice-to-offspring/
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/
Tickling rats is serious science. UAR talked to Emma Robinson, Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol, whose work with giggling rats has established a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/why-are-scientists-tickling-rats/
FBI: the bureau for fish welfare
In the fish world, FBI has a whole other meaning. It stands for Fish Behaviour Index, an automated intelligent monitoring system that… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/fbi-the-bureau-for-fish-welfare/
‘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?
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/
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
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?
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/
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
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/
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/
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/
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 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/
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 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/
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/