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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

A recent trend amongst some well-known celebrities has been the spread of pseudoscience and anti-animal research sentiments on social media.
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

The best bits
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/

Animal research news feed

Animal research news - updated every two weeks
If you would like our news delivered by email please email office@uar.org.uk with news feed in the title and we'll send you a short email several days each week. 25/05… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-news-feed1/

The week in animal research: w/e 10 October

06/10/14 The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system". UK-based researcher Prof John O'Keefe as well as… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-week-in-animal-research-we-10-october/

Diabetes treated in mice with cell transplant

Twenty three years ago Doug Melton’s infant son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Doug then dedicated his career to finding a cure for the disease and is now almost at the point… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-treated-in-mice-with-cell-transplant/

Blood transfusions: an animal research success story

UAR Education Officer Stuart Rogers looks at the animal research involved in the development of blood transfusions
UAR Education Officer Stuart Rogers looks at the animal research involved in the development of blood transfusions During a first aid training course I attended recently… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/blood-transfusions-an-animal-research-success-story/

Animal research news feed

Tests of ‘good bacteria’ yoghurt products using pig stomach acid have shown that many of them are likely to be useless.
29/09/2014 The Telegraph looked at its top 10 experiments taking place on the International Space Station. These include 20 mice being taken to space and X-rayed to see the impact… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-news-feed/

Rabbits, fish and mice, but no rock hyrax

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits. Perhaps we can thank the Romans for our use of rabbits in research. It… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/rabbits-fish-and-mice-but-no-rock-hyrax/

Why zebrafish?

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish.
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish. As I filmed zebrafish a few days ago I wondered why zebrafish have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-zebrafish/

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