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1 January 1970

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New malaria medicine developed in mice

An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice.
An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice. Crucially, the potential medicine works at low doses and is not prone to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-malaria-medicine-developed-in-mice/

What Difference Does Animal Research Make

We were very sorry to hear that former Smiths frontman and animal rights campaigner Morrissey has been unwell recently.
We were very sorry to hear that former Smiths frontman and animal rights campaigner Morrissey has been unwell recently. Morrissey was reported by the BBC to have received… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/what-difference-does-animal-research-make/

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/

Cancer cells starved with gold

Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer.
Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer. Because the target of the therapy is… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-cells-starved-with-gold/

Sniffing out hypertension

New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health.
New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health. But the really… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sniffing-out-hypertension/

Bone “scaffold” helps new bones grow from stem cells

A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones.
A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones. Following successful tests in mice, the researchers hope the new… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/bone-scaffold-helps-new-bones-grow-from-stem-cells/

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/

From Fireflies to Superbugs

Genetic modification, taking genes from one animal and putting them in another sounds like science fiction but has become an essential tool for modern medical research.
Genetic modification, taking genes from one animal and putting them in another sounds like science fiction but has become an essential tool for modern medical research. In this… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/from-fireflies-to-superbugs/

In diabetes, beta-cells don’t die, they regress

New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes.
New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes. The new findings suggest that the cells, which… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/in-diabetes-beta-cells-dont-die-they-regress/

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/

Alcohol breakdown product damages stem cells

New research in mice has shown that stem cells in bone marrow are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol which causes irreversible damage to their DNA.
New research in mice has shown that stem cells in bone marrow are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol which causes irreversible damage to their DNA. The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alcohol-breakdown-product-damages-stem-cells/

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/

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/

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