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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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Beyond blue blood: the horseshoe crab debate

The horseshoe crab debate: alternative or welfare issue? Both! Every batch of medicine that is designed to be injected is first tested for safety using the blood of the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/beyond-blue-blood-the-horseshoe-crab-debate/

Childbirth: Why some women experience less pain than others

Why do some women experience so much more pain in childbirth than others? Is it really true, or do differences in cultural norms and personality give a false impression? Recent… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/childbirth-why-some-women-experience-less-pain-than-others/

Could a drug for cat coronavirus cure COVID-19?

Could a drug for cat coronavirus cure COVID-19?  Cats, as we all know, have nine lives, but with recent breakthroughs in the understanding of feline coronavirus, perhaps they… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/could-a-drug-for-cat-coronavirus-cure-covid-19/

Backup livers grown in pigs

Imagine having a backup liver you could grow when your own is damaged by disease. This vision could become a reality after scientists manage to grow new liver tissue in the lymph… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/backup-livers-grown-in-pigs/

A new smartphone device to detect horse respiratory diseases

Researchers designed a new chip that allows anyone to identify equine viral respiratory diseases in 30 mins, onsite. This small and rapid diagnostic smartphone device could… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/a-new-smartphone-device-to-detect-horse-respiratory-diseases/

Free eLearning resource on blinding in animal experiments

Free eLearning resource on blinding in animal experiments  A new free eLearning resource designed by the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), primarily designed for… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/free-elearning-resource-on-blinding-in-animal-experiments/

Did you know elephants can get herpes and die from it?

Did you know elephants can get herpes and die from it?   Herpesviruses are a very broad family which can infect a wide range of animals, and Asian elephants are one of them. But… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/did-you-know-elephants-can-get-herpes-and-die-from-it/

B-roll: Xenopus laevis frogs

Xenopus B-roll items Mid-shot female frogs in tanks Feeding / eating sequence Close-up single frog in a pipe Frogs breathing at surface Cleaning out frogs sequence Frogs… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/b-roll-xenopus-laevis-frogs/

From humans to cats: learning more about Lyme disease in felines

Because cats are rarely affected by Lyme disease, the pathology in felines has remained largely unknown, and the more subtle affliction overlooked. Studying how the disease… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/from-humans-to-cats-learning-more-about-lyme-disease-in-felines/

The Milky way of Medicine: want a cup of drugs?

As genetic engineering of animals is becoming easier and cheaper, so is the production of drugs. Transgenic animals made to produce drugs in their milk could bring expensive… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-milky-way-of-medicine-want-a-cup-of-drugs/

Opossum

Grey short-tailed opossums, or laboratory opossums, (Monodelphis domestica) are marsupials that are native to South America. Unlike North American opossums, which are the size of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/what-is-animal-research/a-z-animals/opossum/

Top Ten Organisations for Animal Research in 2019 Announced

Top Ten Organisations for Animal Research Announced  Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain   All ten organisations have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-organisations-for-animal-research-in-2019-announced/

Animal Research Numbers in 2019

Latest figures show fewer animals used in research in 2019 Number of procedures on animals has decreased by 3% to 3.4 million Lowest number of procedures carried out in a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-numbers-in-2019/

The increase in zoonotic diseases: the WHO, the why and the when?

The increase in zoonotic diseases: the WHO, the why and the when?   Over the last century, there has been an alarming increase in the number, frequency and diversity of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-increase-in-zoonotic-diseases-the-who-the-why-and-the-when/

How social isolation affects your body

How social isolation affects your body Could post-covid-19 social isolation really be affecting us that much? Mouse studies have shown that being cut off from others can cause… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-social-isolation-affects-your-body/

The science of sniffs: disease smelling dogs

Dogs have been trained to detect a dozen human diseases and most recently, COVID-19. Dogs are famously known for their sense of smell. Their genetics and physiology make them… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-science-of-sniffs-disease-smelling-dogs/

How organoids are bringing the study of bats to the lab

How organoids are bringing the study of bats to the lab The absence of an in vitro model for the study of bat viruses has hindered the battle against potential emerging… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-organoids-are-bringing-the-study-of-bats-to-the-lab/

Infographics

COVID-19 & Animal Research Animal Research Statistics General Animal Research Are you looking for an infographic on a particular subject but struggling to find one? Get in touch… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/infographics/

COVID-19 research exposes activists' lack of evidence

As the media stories around coronavirus mention, time and again, the animal models being used alongside other methods in numerous areas of Covid-19 research, it was at first… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/covid-research-exposes-activists-lack-of-evidence/

Masks reduce COVID-19 transmission between hamsters

COVID-19 & animal research : Study in hamsters shows masks reduce transmission risk Hamsters are naturally susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 and reveal that widespread use of face… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/masks-reduce-covid-19-transmission-between-hamsters/

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