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Cancer avatars: the future for personalised medicine?

Cancer avatars: the future for personalised medicine? There are almost as many cancers as there are patients. Not only can different organs be affected (brain, breast,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-avatars-the-future-for-personalised-medicine/

RNA vaccines: a new tool against COVID-19

Over the years, vaccines have saved millions of lives. They helped stave off mumps, block polio, push back diphtheria, eradicate smallpox. The practice of immunisation dates back… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rna-vaccines-a-new-tool-against-covid-19/

Antibiotic resistance: superbugs that kill

Bacterial disease has plagued human life for as long as we have existed. Millions were, and still are, killed by these pathogens. For a long time, humans were helpless against… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/antibiotic-resistance-superbugs-that-kill/

The secret lives of mice: using the public to research mouse behaviour

Mice are a prey species so they try to hide any weakness from a potential predator. From a mouses point of view, this could be the lab staff caring for them. So how do they… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/the-secret-lives-of-mice/

Study in mice shows that allergies can be passed on to offspring

Allergies are the most common chronic disease in Europe. More that 150 million Europeans struggle with allergic conditions. The numbers are increasing and it is predicted that by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/allergies-passed-on-from-mother-mice-to-offspring/

Covid-19 may affect sperm and future generations

Animal studies have shown that environmental factors such as pollution, stress, malnutrition or infections can change the immune system of not only individuals also their… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/covid-19-may-affect-sperm-and-future-generations/

Why are scientists tickling rats?

Tickling rats is serious science. UAR talked to Emma Robinson, Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol, whose work with giggling rats  has established a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/why-are-scientists-tickling-rats/

FBI: the bureau for fish welfare

FBI: the bureau for fish welfare  In the fish world, FBI has a whole other meaning. It stands for Fish Behaviour Index, an automated intelligent monitoring system that… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/fbi-the-bureau-for-fish-welfare/

‘Young’ microbiota can reverse ageing of the immune system and boost vaccines

‘Young’ microbiota can reverse ageing of the immune system and boost vaccines Every human being is home to trillions of microbes that are collectively known as the microbiota.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/young-microbiota-can-reverse-ageing-of-the-immune-system-and-boost-vaccines/

Could a drug for cat coronavirus cure COVID-19?

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/

Free eLearning resource on blinding in animal experiments

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?

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/

The Milky way of Medicine: want a cup of drugs?

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/

How organoids are bringing the study of bats to the lab

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 research exposes activists' lack of evidence

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/

Could llama antibodies treat viruses like COVID-19?

The emergence of the novel human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has caused a worldwide pandemic. There are few therapeutic solutions so there is a real need to find a way to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/could-llama-antibodies-treat-viruses-like-covid-19/

High public acceptance of animal research to find treatments for COVID-19

Survey shows high public acceptance of animal research to find treatments for COVID-19 The UK public overwhelmingly supports the bioscientific community in their work to develop… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/survey-shows-high-public-acceptance-of-animal-research-to-find-treatments-for-covid-19/

Is COVID-19 isolation making your dog as anxious as you?

Dog are more anxious than you would expect. Very receptive to humans, they can mirror their emotions. Is the context of the COVID-19 mass confinement going to cause the animals… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/is-covid-19-isolation-making-your-dog-as-anxious-as-you/

2016 A year in animal research

A dozen animal research stories from 2016
2016 - a year in animal research   2016 was the year when Zika came to our attention and UAR Science Writer Mia Rozenbaum wrote about the use of animals in Zika research… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2016-a-year-in-animal-research/

This week in animal research 19/02/16

This week in animal research; 3D-printed body parts, brain-in-a-dish and patient-derived xenografts.
Studies on worms may help develop a neurostatin to protect people from Alzheimer's Studies on worms have found a number of drugs which prevented the early stages of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-190216/

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