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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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Blood pressure medicine could treat Alzheimer’s

A medicine previously used to treat high blood pressure could now be applied to Alzheimer's disease following tests on GM mice.
A medicine previously used to treat high blood pressure could now be applied to Alzheimer's disease following tests on GM mice. Research found that the medicine diazoxide… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blood-pressure-medicine-could-treat-alzheimers/

GM mouse immune to cancer

Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer.
Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer. Recent work with a GM… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mouse-immune-to-cancer/

Gene mutation increases dementia

The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain.
The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain. But it has not been clear… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-mutation-increases-dementia/

Puma may aid tumour growth

A study on mice suggests that cell suicide may encourage tumours to grow instead of destroying them.
A study on mice suggests that cell suicide may encourage tumours to grow instead of destroying them. Damaged DNA causes cell death – a process triggered by the protein PUMA.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/puma-may-aid-tumour-growth/

Genetically altered animals overtake normal animals in UK research

The UK government announced this morning that the number of animal procedures in 2009 fell by 1% compared with the previous year.
The UK government announced this morning that the number of animal procedures in 2009 fell by 1% compared with the previous year. The total number of procedures started last year… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/genetically-altered-animals-overtake-normal-animals-in-uk-research/

Ferrets, flu, fish and pharmaceuticals

Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare.
Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare. The latest grants,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

Down syndrome: two genes crucial

Some of the symptoms relating to Down syndrome have been linked to two genes on chromosome 21, a study on mice has shown.
Some of the symptoms relating to Down syndrome have been linked to two genes on chromosome 21, a study on mice has shown. People with Down syndrome carry an extra copy of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/down-syndrome-two-genes-crucial/

A light on Parkinson's

Shining a laser into the brain may ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s, a new study in mice has shown.
Shining a laser into the brain may ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s, a new study in mice has shown. Previous studies have suggested that movement is controlled by the careful… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/a-light-on-parkinsons/

Cholesterol beneficial to brain cell development

Researchers have discovered that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for forming brain cells.
Researchers have discovered that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for forming brain cells. The researchers studied the development of dopamine-producing (DA) neurons in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cholesterol-beneficial-to-brain-cell-development/

Key protein in obesity related diseases

It is well known that obesity can lead to health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it is thought that this is due to low-grade inflammation.
It is well known that obesity can lead to health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it is thought that this is due to low-grade inflammation. Scientists… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/key-protein-in-obesity-related-diseases/

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