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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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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/

Stem cell key identified

Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed.
Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed. Without the protein called Mof, embryonic stem… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-key-identified/

Scientists crack the vision code

Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand.
Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand. Using gene therapy and a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-crack-the-vision-code/

“Male pill” discovered in mice experiments

A molecule originally being tested for its anti-cancer properties could be used to control male fertility tests in mice show.
A molecule originally being tested for its anti-cancer properties could be used to control male fertility tests in mice show. Male mice given the pill were rendered completely… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/male-pill-discovered-in-mice-experiments/

Mice show crucial role of cancer stem-cells

Do cancers have their own stem-cells?
Do cancers have their own stem-cells? The cancer research community have long debated their existence, but solid evidence has been lacking to support not only the existence of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-show-crucial-role-of-cancer-stem-cells/

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College, London.
Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/video-marmosets-and-research-into-parkinsons-disease1/

Video: Marmosets and research into Parkinson’s Disease

Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College, London about their use of marmosets in research into Parkinson’s disease.
Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. He is also a volunteer speaker for Understanding Animal Research (UAR) so was an obvious candidate to interview staff at King’s College,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/video-marmosets-and-research-into-parkinsons-disease/

Stem cells could replace bone-marrow transplants

Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia.
Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia. Until now, animal products have been… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-could-replace-bone-marrow-transplants1/

Record amount awarded for research to reduce animal experiments

The NC3Rs has today announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science – referred to as 'the 3Rs’.
The NC3Rs has today announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science – referred to as 'the 3Rs’. This is the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/record-amount-awarded-for-research-to-reduce-animal-experiments/

Cats make the headlines

Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats.
Tabloid and local newspapers as well as BBC radio recently reported on research from 2010 which involved cats. Cats, like humans, are born with poor vision. As they develop,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/cats-make-the-headlines/

Damaged proteins block immune cell transport

A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising pathogens and leading to a weakened immune system.
A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/damaged-proteins-block-immune-cell-transport/

Nanoparticles reduce prostate tumours in mice

Scientists have used radioactive gold nanoparticles fused to a chemical found in tea to shrink prostate tumours in mice.
Scientists have used radioactive gold nanoparticles fused to a chemical found in tea to shrink prostate tumours in mice. The technique is believed to be highly specific and should… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nanoparticles-reduce-prostate-tumours-in-mice/

Child skin-cancer gene identified

A gene essential for the development of a rare form of childhood skin cancer has been identified.
A gene essential for the development of a rare form of childhood skin cancer has been identified. The gene, which when turned off prevents the formation of tumours in mice, could… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/child-skin-cancer-gene-identified/

Opossum models liver disease

Animal models are used by scientists to replicate human diseases in another living animal, allowing them to study the biology of the disease and test potential treatments.
Animal models are used by scientists to replicate human diseases in another living animal, allowing them to study the biology of the disease and test potential treatments. Some… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/opossum-models-liver-disease/

Acidic airways found in cystic fibrosis linked to bacterial infection

The airways of pigs closely resemble those of people meaning the animals develop lung disease in a very similar way to us.
The airways of pigs closely resemble those of people meaning the animals develop lung disease in a very similar way to us. New research shows that the mucus coating the airways of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/acidic-airways-found-in-cystic-fibrosis-linked-to-bacterial-infection/

Huntington’s disease mutation in mice corrected using stem cells

Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder.
Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder. The mutation that causes the disease was corrected in a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/huntingtons-disease-mutation-in-mice-corrected-using-stem-cells/

New-found hormone protects against type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats.
Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats. The disease, which is often the result of lifestyle and develops in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-found-hormone-protects-against-type-2-diabetes/

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