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1 January 1970

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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/

Parkinson disease protein spreads between neurons

Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the brain.
Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-disease-protein-spreads-between-neurons/

Diabetes medicine improves memory in mice

A medicine currently used to treat diabetes has been shown to promote the formation of new neurons in the brains of mice, leading to better performances in a spatial learning test.
A medicine currently used to treat diabetes has been shown to promote the formation of new neurons in the brains of mice, leading to better performances in a spatial learning… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-medicine-improves-memory-in-mice/

Stem cell therapy for Type 1 diabetes a step closer

Mice with Type1 diabetes have effectively been cured using human embryonic stem cells.
Mice with Type1 diabetes have effectively been cured using human embryonic stem cells. Scientists successfully transformed the stem cells into pre-pancreatic cells. They were then… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes-a-step-closer/

Myeloid leukaemia slowed in mice

Experiments using cell cultures and mice have shown how a recently-developed class of chemicals slows the progression of a type of blood cancer, and significantly extends the lifespan of affected mice.
Experiments using cell cultures and mice have shown how a recently-developed class of chemicals slows the progression of a type of blood cancer, and significantly extends the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/myeloid-leukaemia-slowed-in-mice/

Scientists block pathological aggression in mice

There is growing evidence that low levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A (MAO A) causes antisocial behaviour and aggression in both humans and mice.
There is growing evidence that low levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A (MAO A) causes antisocial behaviour and aggression in both humans and mice. Recent work using… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-block-pathological-aggression-in-mice/

Cancer risk increased by bacterial infection

Long-lasting inflammation, such as that caused by persistent bacterial infections, is estimated to account for up to 16% of cancers worldwide.
Long-lasting inflammation, such as that caused by persistent bacterial infections, is estimated to account for up to 16% of cancers worldwide. By studying stomach infection in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-risk-increased-by-bacterial-infection/

Mice show link between psoriasis and heart disease

For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery.
For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery. Now in new… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-show-link-between-psoriasis-and-heart-disease/

Welcome to our new look

This, our main website, is over three years old and had grown enormously since we launched at the start of 2009.
This, our main website, is over three years old and had grown enormously since we launched at the start of 2009. As well as updating its look, we have thoroughly reviewed its… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/welcome-to-our-new-look/

Type 1 diabetes reversed in mice

A new treatment can reverse late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, research has shown.
A new treatment can reverse late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, research has shown. The therapy reprograms the immune system and then promotes the growth of healthy… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/type-1-diabetes-reversed-in-mice/

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