1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh
The horseshoe crab debate: alternative or welfare issue? Both!
Every batch of medicine that is designed to be injected is first tested for safety using the blood of the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/beyond-blue-blood-the-horseshoe-crab-debate/
Why do some women experience so much more pain in childbirth than others? Is it really true, or do differences in cultural norms and personality give a false impression? Recent… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/childbirth-why-some-women-experience-less-pain-than-others/
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/
Researchers designed a new chip that allows anyone to identify equine viral respiratory diseases in 30 mins, onsite. This small and rapid diagnostic smartphone device could… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/a-new-smartphone-device-to-detect-horse-respiratory-diseases/
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/
Xenopus B-roll items
Mid-shot female frogs in tanks
Feeding / eating sequence
Close-up single frog in a pipe
Frogs breathing at surface
Cleaning out frogs sequence
Because cats are rarely affected by Lyme disease, the pathology in felines has remained largely unknown, and the more subtle affliction overlooked. Studying how the disease… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/from-humans-to-cats-learning-more-about-lyme-disease-in-felines/
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/
Grey short-tailed opossums, or laboratory opossums, (Monodelphis domestica) are marsupials that are native to South America. Unlike North American opossums, which are the size of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/what-is-animal-research/a-z-animals/opossum/
Top Ten Organisations for Animal Research Announced
Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain
All ten organisations have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-organisations-for-animal-research-in-2019-announced/
Latest figures show fewer animals used in research in 2019
Number of procedures on animals has decreased by 3% to 3.4 million
Lowest number of procedures carried out in a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-numbers-in-2019/
The increase in zoonotic diseases: the WHO, the why and the when?
Over the last century, there has been an alarming increase in the number, frequency and diversity of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-increase-in-zoonotic-diseases-the-who-the-why-and-the-when/
How social isolation affects your body
Could post-covid-19 social isolation really be affecting us that much? Mouse studies have shown that being cut off from others can cause… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-social-isolation-affects-your-body/
Dogs have been trained to detect a dozen human diseases and most recently, COVID-19.
Dogs are famously known for their sense of smell. Their genetics and physiology make them… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-science-of-sniffs-disease-smelling-dogs/
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 & Animal Research Animal Research Statistics General Animal Research Are you looking for an infographic on a particular subject but struggling to find one? Get in touch… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/infographics/
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/
COVID-19 & animal research : Study in hamsters shows masks reduce transmission risk
Hamsters are naturally susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 and reveal that widespread use of face… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/masks-reduce-covid-19-transmission-between-hamsters/