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1 January 1970

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Newly identified naturally occurring hormone could treat diabetes

Experiments in mice have identified a hormone that could stop and even reverse the onset of diabetes.
Experiments in mice have identified a hormone that could stop and even reverse the onset of diabetes. The hormone, which is also found in humans, increases the number of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/newly-identified-naturally-occurring-hormone-could-treat-diabetes/

Scientists ask for solidarity

A recent break in at the University of Milan by animal rights extremists has put the university’s research into psychiatric disorders back several years.
A recent break in at the University of Milan by animal rights extremists has put the university’s research into psychiatric disorders back several years. In response,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/scientists-ask-for-solidarity/

Two thirds of the British public are unaware animal cosmetic testing is illegal in UK

Almost two thirds of British people (63%) do not know that is it illegal to test finished cosmetic products on animals in the UK, according to a recent ComRes survey.
Almost two thirds of British people (63%) do not know that is it illegal to test finished cosmetic products on animals in the UK, according to a recent ComRes survey.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/two-thirds-of-the-british-public-are-unaware-animal-cosmetic-testing-is-illegal-in-uk/

Animal research news round up

We have several stories which very clearly illustrate the potential medical benefits of research this week.
We have several stories which very clearly illustrate the potential medical benefits of research this week. I started my working life in a company making kidney machine… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-news-round-up/

We have a lot of things to thank animals for; space travel and cloning are just two of them

Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment.
Dolly is probably the most famous animal ever to take part in a scientific experiment. The first monkey into space is a strong contender you might say, but can you name him? Dolly… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-have-a-lot-of-things-to-thank-animals-for-space-travel-and-cloning-are-just-two-of-them/

Broken memories

Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories.
Researchers studying mice have discovered that brain cells may break their own DNA to form new memories. The study also found that mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms have more… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/broken-memories/

New malaria medicine developed in mice

An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice.
An experimental compound has proved highly effective at preventing malaria in laboratory tests using mice. Crucially, the potential medicine works at low doses and is not prone to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-malaria-medicine-developed-in-mice/

UAR at The Big Bang Fair 2013

The UAR Education Team had a fantastic time at The Big Bang Fair at ExCel in London which ran from the 14th -17th March this year.
The UAR Education Team had a fantastic time at The Big Bang Fair at ExCel in London which ran from the 14th -17th March this year. With The British Pharmacological Society (BPS)… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/uar-at-the-big-bang-fair-2013/

Gene therapy targets 'cancer gene'

Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects.
Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects. The tests in mice… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-targets-cancer-gene/

Cancer cells starved with gold

Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer.
Tests in mice have shown that a new nanoparticle therapy specifically targets and kills cancerous cells for a common type of blood cancer. Because the target of the therapy is… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-cells-starved-with-gold/

Sniffing out hypertension

New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health.
New research in mice suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the blood pressure of their hosts, possibly providing a new link between diet and our health. But the really… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sniffing-out-hypertension/

Bone “scaffold” helps new bones grow from stem cells

A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones.
A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones. Following successful tests in mice, the researchers hope the new… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/bone-scaffold-helps-new-bones-grow-from-stem-cells/

Diabetes cured in dogs using gene therapy

Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy.
Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy. After a single treatment session, involving a few simple injections, the dogs recovered… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-in-dogs-using-gene-therapy/

Secret of RSV vaccine side-effect

Studies in mice have uncovered the cause of a fatal side-effect of an experimental vaccine for a common childhood disease.
Studies in mice have uncovered the cause of a fatal side-effect of an experimental vaccine for a common childhood disease. The breakthrough solves a mystery that has puzzled… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/secret-of-rsv-vaccine-side-effect/

Glowing mice

A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed.
A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed. The skin of the genetically-engineered mice literally lights up as the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glowing-mice/

From Fireflies to Superbugs

Genetic modification, taking genes from one animal and putting them in another sounds like science fiction but has become an essential tool for modern medical research.
Genetic modification, taking genes from one animal and putting them in another sounds like science fiction but has become an essential tool for modern medical research. In this… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/from-fireflies-to-superbugs/

In diabetes, beta-cells don’t die, they regress

New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes.
New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes. The new findings suggest that the cells, which… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/in-diabetes-beta-cells-dont-die-they-regress/

Alzheimer’s blocked in mice by gene deletion

Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are based on… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-blocked-in-mice-by-gene-deletion/

Mice regain sense of smell after gene therapy

Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose.
Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose. The study suggests that abnormalities in these structures, called cilia,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-regain-sense-of-smell-after-gene-therapy/

Alcohol breakdown product damages stem cells

New research in mice has shown that stem cells in bone marrow are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol which causes irreversible damage to their DNA.
New research in mice has shown that stem cells in bone marrow are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol which causes irreversible damage to their DNA. The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alcohol-breakdown-product-damages-stem-cells/

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