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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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The making of 'A day in the life of an animal technologist'

We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time.
We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time. Not least to have some video material that puts the record straight about the way animals involved in research are… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-making-of-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-animal-technologist/

Science website launches

In 2010 UAR decided that our sister site AnimalResearch.info was in need of a bit of sprucing up! AnimalResearch.info is a global resource for evidence-based information on the use of animals in medical research.
In 2010 UAR decided that our sister site AnimalResearch.info was in need of a bit of sprucing up! AnimalResearch.info is a global resource for evidence-based information on the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/science-website-launches/

Beagle breeding planning appeal fails

On Thursday 26 January, we learned that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles had agreed with the recommendations of a planning appeal inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by B&K animal breeders in East Yorkshire.
On Thursday 26 January, we learned that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles had agreed with the recommendations of a planning appeal inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/beagle-breeding-planning-appeal-fails/

Cancer treatment targets tumour growth protein

A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours.
A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours. By identifying a new role for a well-known protein in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-targets-tumour-growth-protein/

Tuning the immune system reverses MS

Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.
Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. The findings could be developed into new treatments and also provide doctors… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tuning-the-immune-system-reverses-ms/

Weight loss treatment works in obese monkeys

Researchers have shown that a new compound can significantly reduce the weight of monkeys by destroying blood vessels that feed fatty tissue.
Researchers have shown that a new compound can significantly reduce the weight of monkeys by destroying blood vessels that feed fatty tissue. The findings pave the way for the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/weight-loss-treatment-works-in-obese-monkeys/

GM cells cure anaemia in mice

Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called erythropoietin.
Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-cells-cure-anaemia-in-mice/

New antibody protects monkeys from deadly Hendra virus

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year.
A new antibody treatment protects monkeys from the deadly Hendra virus. It is the first medicine to be developed to treat the virus which kills over half the humans it infects.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-antibody-protects-monkeys-from-deadly-hendra-virus/

Skin tumour reduced in mice

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year. Previous research has shown that… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-tumour-reduced-in-mice/

Enzyme linked to miscarriages and infertility

Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage.
Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage. Levels of the enzyme appear to determine when a woman is… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-linked-to-miscarriages-and-infertility/

Sickle-cell anaemia treated in mice

Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth.
Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth. This demonstrates that a technique… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sickle-cell-anaemia-treated-in-mice/

Of mice and men - new video

Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease.
Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease. These are edited versions of live presentations filmed live at the British Science Festival,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-men-new-video/

Less is more for common cancer treatment

A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses.
A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses. Tests using a mouse model of prostate cancer have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/less-is-more-for-common-cancer-treatment/

Lords affirm support for animal research

Members of the House of Lords on Tuesday affirmed their support for 'proper and appropriate' use of animals in medical research.
Members of the House of Lords on Tuesday affirmed their support for 'proper and appropriate' use of animals in medical research. They also criticised campaigns, such as those by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/lords-affirm-support-for-animal-research/

Cancer inducing protein protects against diabetes

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes. Mice with higher levels of the cancer-causing Lin 28 proteins are protected from diabetes… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-inducing-protein-protects-against-diabetes/

Anti-viral medicine slows brain tumour growth

Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines.
Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines. By studying human tumours and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anti-viral-medicine-slows-brain-tumour-growth/

Mouse stem cells guided to become neuron-protecting cells

Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.
Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons. The breakthrough promises to improve research into… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-stem-cells-guided-to-become-neuron-protecting-cells/

How the brain communicates with the immune system

Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate.
Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate. The findings provide a physical link between the brain and the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-the-brain-communicates-with-the-immune-system/

Treating 'Alzheimer's disease' in mice

Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients.
Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients. The finding opens up the possibility of designing a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-alzheimers-disease-in-mice/

#WW award for a letter from Parkinson's UK

Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals.
Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals. We award our #WW award to Dr Kieran Breen for his letter responding… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ww-award-for-a-letter-from-parkinsons-uk/

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