1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh
Openness Awards and Paget Lecture 2021
On Monday, 6 December 2021, UAR hosted the eight annual Openness Awards and 84th Stephen Paget Memorial Lecture at the Royal… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/openness-awards-and-paget-lecture-2021/
Sixty years ago (2 December 1961) the sedative drug thalidomide was withdrawn from use in the UK. After being on the market for five years as a treatment for morning sickness in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/sixty-years-on-the-history-of-the-thalidomide-tragedy/
Introducing the 2021 Paget lecturer, Professor Clare Stanford
Clare Stanford is a born physicist that became a biologist. Bringing together the best of both worlds, she played… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/2021-paget-lecturer-prof-clare-stanford/
Top 10 times Dr Ray Greek misled Ricky Gervais in the film ‘Black, White and Vivisection’.
A film ‘Black, White and Vivisection’ features Ricky Gervais in conversation with… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/ten-times-dr-ray-greek-misled-ricky-gervais-on-animal-testing/
Zebrafish have the most amazing superpower: they are masters of regeneration. Simply put, they can repair and rebuild tissue lost to injury or disease.
This even means that… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/zebrafish-at-the-heart-of-regeneration-therapy/
For a long time, fish were thought incapable of feeling pain. The common belief was that the biology of a fish was far too simple to process pain. Indeed, fish brains don’t seem… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/do-fish-feel-pain/
It’s not lions, tigers, bears or even snakes that cause the most deaths from animals worldwide, but the tiny mosquito. This annoying, biting, long-legged insect is not just a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/fighting-the-worlds-most-deadly-animal-the-mosquito/
Procedures carried out on animals in Northern Ireland, 2020
22,707 procedures carried out in Northern Ireland in 2020
Total procedures down 19.4% from 2019… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/procedures-carried-out-on-animals-in-northern-ireland-2020/
During an interview, Prof. Dame Sarah Gilbert was asked, “What do your team usually ask you for?”
I anticipated, some time off? a raise? “More fridges” was the dry reply.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/zero-carbon-labs/
Our social media house rules
We want to make Understanding Animal Research’s social media channels a positive and informative experience for everyone who interacts with them.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/about-us/uar-social-media-house-rules/
Antibodies are part of our immune systems and also the immune systems of a wide variety of animals like mammals and fish. They are produced in response to foreign invaders into… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antibodies-factsheet/
Cold-blooded, dominated by a single queen, tricky!
Naked mole-rats can live for more than 30 years. One reason is that they almost never die from cancer. They are warm as they live underground in Africa, so warm they are… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/how-to-care-for-naked-mole-rats/
American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine for the discovery of receptors in the skin that sense temperature and touch.
Synthetic psilocybin in phase IIb trials for treatment-resistant depression
‘Magic’ mushrooms containing psilocybin have been used on a small scale recreationally for decades,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/depression-and-magic-mushrooms-could-synthetic-psilocybin-cure-untreatable-depression/
The larger the mammal, the longer it lives. Elephants live longer than mice. According to this theory naked mole-rats should live for two or three years. They can actually… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/why-use-naked-mole-rats-in-cancer-research/
Over the summer our planet has been hit by multiple reminders of human-driven climate change.. Temperatures have reached a record 49°C in Canada and in the Antarctic an… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/how-is-climate-change-affecting-antarctic-animals/
Understanding Animal Research makes clips of research animals available to the media. If you require material, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Naked mole-rats are studied… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/naked-mole-rat-b-roll/
Dr Mark Dallas describes his research into the causes of Alzheimer's disease. His team focus on Glia (glial) cells found in the brain. In Alzheimer's disease Glia cells can… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/researching-alzheimers-using-cells-and-mice/
In the first quarter of 2021 we asked UAR members for feedback on our work and the services that we provide. We also wanted to understand whether our work is still on-mission.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/about-us/member-survey-2021/
Cosmetics are not tested on animals
Brain research with monkeys?
What is a virus?
Lab rats, up close
Ferrets and...human flu?
How do vaccines work?… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/teaching-resources/videos-2/