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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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Openness is more than just a PR exercise

Today’s post in our staff blog is from the Head of Policy and Media, Chris Magee, as he discusses the confused response from opponents of animal research to Section 24 and The Concordat of Openness on Animal Research.
Today’s post in our staff blog is from the Head of Policy and Media, Chris Magee, as he discusses the confused response from opponents of animal research to Section 24 and The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/openness-is-more-than-just-a-pr-exercise/

Venom: Turning Toxicity on its Head

The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.
The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/venom-turning-toxicity-on-its-head/

Why are we still waiting for a cure?

The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different tools doctors have at their disposal.
The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-are-we-still-waiting-for-a-cure/

First gene therapy trial for deafness

Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice. The trial uses a virus to insert… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-gene-therapy-trial-for-deafness/

Mice use minimised by mini-liver break through

Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in …
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/mice-use-minimised-by-mini-liver-break-through/

42 thousand red-listed turtles taken per year

A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/42-thousand-red-listed-turtles-taken-per-year/

Animal research and Asian vulture conservation

While the contribution of animal research for human medical development is well known, the role that animal studies have to play in environmental and conservation work often receives very little attention.
While the contribution of animal research for human medical development is well known, the role that animal studies have to play in environmental and conservation work often… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-and-asian-vulture-conservation/

Mice models inadequate for human inflammatory disease

The laboratory mouse is the corner-stone scientific research.
The laboratory mouse is the corner-stone scientific research. The ease with which it can be housed, genetically manipulated and its close similarity to humans has made it the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-models-inadequate-for-human-inflammatory-disease/

Injecting natural signalling molecules help immune system shrink brain cancer tumour

Naturally-occurring signalling molecules injected directly into tumours can aid the body’s own immune response to destroy tumours in mice, researchers have found.
Naturally-occurring signalling molecules injected directly into tumours can aid the body’s own immune response to destroy tumours in mice, researchers have found. The injection… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/injecting-natural-signalling-molecules-help-immune-system-shrink-brain-cancer-tumour/

Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs

Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease. The findings suggest that the therapy, which has now passed all animal… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

The Big Animal Research Debate: Day 4

The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, starts today with five debates taking place at Hull University, King’s College London
18/10/2013 Update: Results from some of the debates listed below The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, starts today with five debates taking… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/the-big-animal-research-debate-day-4/

We need to stick with research through the ups and the downs

You may have noticed the news recently of a ‘breakthrough’ in treating Alzheimer’s disease.
You may have noticed the news recently of a ‘breakthrough’ in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Some newspapers even spoke of a cure. Unfortunately that belies the true nature of how… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-need-to-stick-with-research-through-the-ups-and-the-downs/

‘Turning point’ in Alzheimer’s treatment

A new compound that reduces brain cell death in mice could mark a new target for treatments against Alzheimer’s disease.
A new compound that reduces brain cell death in mice could mark a new target for treatments against Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first time that a compound has completely… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/turning-point-in-alzheimers-treatment/

Rothman, Schekman and Südhof - 2013 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof "for their discoveries of machinery regulating… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rothman-schekman-and-sudhof-2013-nobel-prize-winners-in-physiology-or-medicine/

Rejection reduced by animal research

Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem.
Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem. We also hear how research with mice has reduced… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rejection-reduced-by-animal-research/

Nobel guinea pigs

Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs.
Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs. Below, UAR details some of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nobel-guinea-pigs/

Brain cancer research suggests new treatments

Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured.
Brain tumours, particularly aggressive gliomas, cannot currently be cured. Treatment by surgery extends life but poses a serious challenge as surgeons are limited by how much… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cancer-research-suggests-new-treatments/

Pro-Test Italia demonstrate in Rome

On the 19th September scientists and students gathered in Rome to support Pro-Test Italia’s second ever demonstration (read our coverage of their first rally).
On the 19th September scientists and students gathered in Rome to support Pro-Test Italia’s second ever demonstration (read our coverage of their first rally). Standing outside… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/pro-test-italia-demonstrate-in-rome/

2013 Nobel Prize Predictions

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 will be announced on 7th October
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 will be announced on 7th October. Until then, UAR is placing its bets on who is going to win. It’s pretty hard to guess who’s… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2013-nobel-prize-predictions/

Down syndrome symptoms reduced in mice with single injection

US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development.
US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome symptoms in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that affects brain development. The findings of the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/down-syndrome-symptoms-reduced-in-mice-with-single-injection/

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