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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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Beagle breeding planning appeal fails

On Thursday 26 January, we learned that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles had agreed with the recommendations of a planning appeal inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by B&K animal breeders in East Yorkshire.
On Thursday 26 January, we learned that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles had agreed with the recommendations of a planning appeal inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/beagle-breeding-planning-appeal-fails/

Tuning the immune system reverses MS

Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.
Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. The findings could be developed into new treatments and also provide doctors… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tuning-the-immune-system-reverses-ms/

GM cells cure anaemia in mice

Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called erythropoietin.
Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-cells-cure-anaemia-in-mice/

New antibody protects monkeys from deadly Hendra virus

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year.
A new antibody treatment protects monkeys from the deadly Hendra virus. It is the first medicine to be developed to treat the virus which kills over half the humans it infects.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-antibody-protects-monkeys-from-deadly-hendra-virus/

Skin tumour reduced in mice

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year. Previous research has shown that… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-tumour-reduced-in-mice/

Of mice and men - new video

Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease.
Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease. These are edited versions of live presentations filmed live at the British Science Festival,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-men-new-video/

Less is more for common cancer treatment

A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses.
A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses. Tests using a mouse model of prostate cancer have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/less-is-more-for-common-cancer-treatment/

#WW award for NC3Rs review

Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds.
Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds. Packed with 14 interesting case studies, this is a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ww-award-for-nc3rs-review/

Cancer inducing protein protects against diabetes

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes. Mice with higher levels of the cancer-causing Lin 28 proteins are protected from diabetes… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-inducing-protein-protects-against-diabetes/

Mouse stem cells guided to become neuron-protecting cells

Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.
Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons. The breakthrough promises to improve research into… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-stem-cells-guided-to-become-neuron-protecting-cells/

How the brain communicates with the immune system

Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate.
Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate. The findings provide a physical link between the brain and the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-the-brain-communicates-with-the-immune-system/

UK Bioscience Coalition position on the European Directive on animal research

Animal research is vitally important in science and medicine.
The UK Bioscience Sector Coalition Animal research is vitally important in science and medicine. The incorporation of new European regulations into UK law (transposition) will… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-bioscience-coalition-position-on-the-european-directive-on-animal-research/

#WW award for a letter from Parkinson's UK

Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals.
Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals. We award our #WW award to Dr Kieran Breen for his letter responding… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-a-letter-from-parkinsons-uk/

See UAR at the BSA

UAR hosted and recorded a talk about GM mice - Of Mice and Men - by Sara Wells and Paul Potter from the Mary Lyon Centre (MRC Harwell) at this year's British Science Festival in Bradford. Watch the talk below.
UAR hosted and recorded a talk about GM mice - Of Mice and Men - by Sara Wells and Paul Potter from the Mary Lyon Centre (MRC Harwell) at this year's British Science Festival in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/see-uar-at-the-bsa/

Computer model predicts effect of medicines on heart

Scientists have developed a computer model that predicts the effect of anti-arrhythmic medicines on the heart.
Scientists have developed a computer model that predicts the effect of anti-arrhythmic medicines on the heart. The model gives the same results as experiments conducted on humans… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/computer-model-predicts-effect-of-medicines-on-heart/

Why fatty diet can lead to type 2 diabetes

Rates of diabetes have doubled in the last 30 years and doctors say rising levels of obesity are the main contributing factor.
Rates of diabetes have doubled in the last 30 years and doctors say rising levels of obesity are the main contributing factor. Now studies in mice have uncovered why a high fat… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/why-fatty-diet-can-lead-to-type-2-diabetes/

Allergy testing with human cells

Allergic reactions to everyday chemicals are common causing eczema in millions of people, and tests on animals have been important in testing new chemicals for skin sensitisation.
Allergic reactions to everyday chemicals are common causing eczema in millions of people, and tests on animals have been important in testing new chemicals for skin sensitisation.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/allergy-testing-with-human-cells/

Cancer treatment for 'schizophrenic' mice

Schizophrenia is one of the most common serious mental health conditions in the UK, affecting 1 in 2000 people at some time in their lives.
Schizophrenia is one of the most common serious mental health conditions in the UK, affecting 1 in 2000 people at some time in their lives. The illness is a long-term mental… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-for-schizophrenic-mice/

Shining a light on ataxia

When people stagger after drinking too much ethanol has caused reversible ataxia – a loss of muscular co-ordination.
When people stagger after drinking too much ethanol has caused reversible ataxia – a loss of muscular co-ordination. Other types of ataxia are linked to localised brain damage,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/shining-a-light-on-ataxia/

Broken sleep disrupts memory

Research on mice has shown that uninterrupted sleep is vital for memory consolidation.
Research on mice has shown that uninterrupted sleep is vital for memory consolidation. The study marks the first time a new technology called optogenetics has been applied to the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-sleep-disrupts-memory/

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