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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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What mice studies can tell us about the effect of anxiety on sleep

Anxiety affects sleep patterns in mice and might explain why we are sleeping less well under lock down Sleeping less well these days? Don’t be surprised, the COVID-19 linked… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anxiety-and-sleep/

Remdesivir trials effective against coronaviruses in animals and humans

Remdesivir trials show it is effective against coronaviruses in macaques, bats, cats and now in humans. Developed by Gilead, remdesivir (GS-5734™) is a broad-spectrum antiviral… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/remdesivir-trials-effective-against-coronaviruses-in-animals-and-humans/

What is a virus?

What are viruses, what do they do to you and is there anything that can be done about them?
Aimed at understanding COVID-19, this animation asks: What are viruses, what do they do to you and is there anything that can be done about them? UAR offer free speakers for… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/what-is-a-virus/

Could llama antibodies treat viruses like COVID-19?

The emergence of the novel human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has caused a worldwide pandemic. There are few therapeutic solutions so there is a real need to find a way to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/could-llama-antibodies-treat-viruses-like-covid-19/

History of pregnancy testing

Mice, rabbits, frogs and sheep – each took their turn in the development of pregnancy tests.
Mice, rabbits, frogs and sheep – each took their turn in the development of pregnancy tests. You want to know if you are pregnant or not? Easy, right? Just buy a cheap and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/1943/

Do we need to test all new drugs in two species?

We all want to reduce the numbers of animals used in toxicity testing – do we really need to test all our new drugs in two different species?   No-one wants to conduct… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/do-we-need-to-test-all-new-drugs-in-two-species/

High public acceptance of animal research to find treatments for COVID-19

Survey shows high public acceptance of animal research to find treatments for COVID-19 The UK public overwhelmingly supports the bioscientific community in their work to develop… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/survey-shows-high-public-acceptance-of-animal-research-to-find-treatments-for-covid-19/

Animal research and pregnancy testing: a history

Mice, rabbits, frogs and sheep – each took their turn in the development of pregnancy tests. You want to know if you are pregnant or not? Easy, right? Just buy a cheap and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-and-pregnancy-testing-a-history/

Can we fight COVID-19 without animal testing?

Can we fight COVID-19 without animal research?  As clinical trials for drugs and vaccines to fight the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus start ramping up, speed of discovery and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/can-we-fight-covid-19-without-animal-testing/

Is COVID-19 isolation making your dog as anxious as you?

Dog are more anxious than you would expect. Very receptive to humans, they can mirror their emotions. Is the context of the COVID-19 mass confinement going to cause the animals… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/is-covid-19-isolation-making-your-dog-as-anxious-as-you/

Can your cat catch coronavirus?

Can your pet get COVID-19?   Dogs and cats can’t transmit COVID-19, but they can catch other coronaviruses  The coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 has spread across the world, causing… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/can-cats-catch-coronavirus/

Warning signs of the coronavirus: why we knew about it and couldn't stop it

Warning signs of the coronavirus: why we knew about it and couldn’t stop it   COVID-19 is a disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/warning-signs-of-the-coronavirus/

Why we need more women in labs

Rats and mice show increased stress levels when handled by men rather than women, potentially skewing study results. Today, only 28% of researchers are women and only 3% of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/why-we-need-more-women-in-labs-male-researchers-stress-rodents/

What happened to wildlife after Chernobyl?

In 1986, the worst nuclear accident in the history of mankind occurred in Chernobyl. Forcing over 116,00 inhabitants to move permanently, it had a devastating impact on the local… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/what-happened-to-wildlife-after-chernobyl/

The benefits and risks of neutering pets

For decades, veterinarians and animal associations have promoted the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters. Every year, hundreds of thousands of unwanted dogs and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/neutering-and-cancer-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

I wail, you wail, we all wail for whale day

 Can we make sense of whale accents?  You might not be able to detect it from just reading my writing, but my speech would probably hint that I come from a distant country. And I… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/speaking-whale/

Chair of UAR Council, Jeremy Pearson, awarded MBE

Chair of UAR Council, Jeremy Pearson, awarded an MBE   Professor Jeremy Pearson, the British Heart Foundation’s longest serving Associate Medical Director, and chair of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/jeremy-pearson-chair-uar-awarded-mbe/

EU-wide animals in research statistics for 2017 released

EU-wide animals in research statistics for 2017 released 10,664,749 animals used for research in the EU in 2017 Mice, fish, rats and birds account for 92% of animals used… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/eu-wide-animals-in-research-statistics-for-2017-released/

Plastics are ruining the sex-lives of worms and could be affecting yours too

The plastic age is affecting nematode worms and probably humans  About four million tons of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is produced each year to manufacture plastics.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/what-can-nematode-worm-sex-tell-us-about-human-reproduction/

Caring for Spiders and Scorpions

Spiders and scorpions are 'milked' for venom which is used in medical research.
Spiders, scorpions and other venomous animals are 'milked' for their venom which is then used in medical research. These animal were filmed at Venomtech, a specialist venom… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/caring-for-spiders-and-scorpions/

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