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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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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/

Lasker award given to neurotransmitter researchers

The Lasker award for basic medical research has been awarded to Richard Scheller and Thomas Sudhof for their work on neurotransmission.
The Lasker award for basic medical research has been awarded to Richard Scheller and Thomas Sudhof for their work on neurotransmission. The Lasker awards, which focus on medical… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/lasker-award-given-to-neurotransmitter-researchers/

New EU guide to alternatives to animal testing

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search guide.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-eu-guide-to-alternatives-to-animal-testing/

3,000 Italian Researchers say no to law limiting animal research

More than three thousand researchers have signed an open appeal to the Italian Government, requesting changes in the way the EU 2010/63 Directive on animal research is being implemented in their country.
More than three thousand researchers have signed an open appeal to the Italian Government, requesting changes in the way the EU 2010/63 Directive on animal research is being… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/3000-italian-researchers-say-no-to-law-limiting-animal-research/

Animal research awards

The Basel Declaration has announced the winner of its Award for Education in Animal Research
The Basel Declaration has announced the winner of its Award for Education in Animal Research: Chiara Ruzza, a molecular oncologist from the University of Ferrara, Italy. She will… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/animal-research-awards/

Free iBook: Primates in Medical Research now available

How do researchers work with primates? Which species do they use? What has research with primates revealed? How are the primates looked after?
Primates in Medical Research How do researchers work with primates? Which species do they use? What has research with primates revealed? How are the primates looked after?… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/free-ibook-primates-in-medical-research-now-available/

New treatment allows stronger radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in treating cancer, but it is a blunt instrument.
Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in treating cancer, but it is a blunt instrument. In some cases the radiation can be as lethal as the cancer and so treatment regimes must always… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-treatment-allows-stronger-radiotherapy/

New mouse model for hepatitis C research

Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it.
Over 120 million people worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it. The only signs will be decades after infection, when liver cancer or… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-mouse-model-for-hepatitis-c-research/

World Hepatitis Day

This Sunday is World Hepatitis Awareness Day, with a theme of 'This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.
This Sunday is World Hepatitis Awareness Day, with a theme of 'This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.' The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) campaign focuses on viral hepatitis and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-hepatitis-day/

A new way to prevent transplant rejection

For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations.
For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations. But a new technique recently reported could signal a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/a-new-way-to-prevent-transplant-rejection/

Understanding Animal Research’s 2013 AGM

Following the official business of the annual general meeting, UAR organised a series of workshop and presentations to showcase just some of its activities.
Following the official business of the annual general meeting, UAR organised a series of workshop and presentations to showcase just some of its activities. During “The Risks and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/understanding-animal-researchs-2013-agm/

Jumping species: how good intentions spread diseases

f asked to think of the main challenges facing conservation, most people would suggest habitat loss, climate change and hunting.
If asked to think of the main challenges facing conservation, most people would suggest habitat loss, climate change and hunting. It is unlikely anyone would say pregnancy tests,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/jumping-species-how-good-intentions-spread-diseases/

The eternal search for ever-lasting life

When Eos asked Zeus, father of the Greek Gods, to make her lover Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth.
When Eos asked Zeus, father of the Greek Gods, to make her lover Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth. Tithonus indeed lived forever, but as a shell of a man who… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-eternal-search-for-ever-lasting-life/

Hard on the outside, soft on the inside, and just the right temperature...

What do armadillos and humans have in common? They can both be infected with leprosy, one of the oldest and most dreaded diseases known to man.
What do armadillos and humans have in common? They can both be infected with leprosy, one of the oldest and most dreaded diseases known to man. In fact, without this unusual… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hard-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside-and-just-the-right-temperature/

Inside the Dementia Lab

Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials.
Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials. Their slick… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/inside-the-dementia-lab/

Symposium on the 3Rs

The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research.
The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/symposium-on-the-3rs/

World Blood Donor Day

Today marks World Blood Donor day, where voluntary blood donors are thanked and awareness raised about the need for blood around the world.
Today marks World Blood Donor day, where voluntary blood donors are thanked and awareness raised about the need for blood around the world. Blood transfusions are now a routine… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/world-blood-donor-day/

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