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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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Diabetes cured in dogs using gene therapy

Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy.
Scientists have cured diabetes in a large animal for the first time using gene therapy. After a single treatment session, involving a few simple injections, the dogs recovered… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-cured-in-dogs-using-gene-therapy/

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/

Scientists 'read' mouse brains

By imaging the brains of mice whilst they navigated a virtual maze, scientists have identified unique nerve activity that allows them to predict which way the mouse will turn next.
By imaging the brains of mice whilst they navigated a virtual maze, scientists have identified unique nerve activity that allows them to predict which way the mouse will turn… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/we-have-wanted-to-film-in-an-animal-facility-for-some-time/

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/

Meningitis B vaccine one step closer

A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B.
A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B. Meningitis is inflammation… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/meningitis-b-vaccine-one-step-closer/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research. The campaign has been condemned as irresponsible, illogical… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-fund-animal-research/

Chemical in apple peel strengthens muscle

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away according to a new study in mice.
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away according to a new study in mice. A constituent of apple peel called ursolic acid has been found to reduce muscle wasting, also… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chemical-in-apple-peel-strengthens-muscle/

Heart repair initiated in mice

Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle.
Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle. However zebrafish hearts can, and the human heart itself is capable of significant growth early in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-repair-initiated-in-mice/

Mouse model of human immune system validated

A mouse model of the human immune system has been validated by replicating the results of a recent human HIV clinical trial.
A mouse model of the human immune system has been validated by replicating the results of a recent human HIV clinical trial. A preventative HIV treatment, called tenofovir, was… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-model-of-human-immune-system-validated/

Jamie’s Dream School – animal madness?

In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons.
In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons. His… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/jamies-dream-school-animal-madness/

UK scientist wins prize for improving animal welfare

Each year the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards a prize for innovative research which has an impact on the use of animals in life sciences.
Each year the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards a prize for innovative research which has an impact on the use… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/uk-scientist-wins-prize-for-improving-animal-welfare/

Scientists create 'couch potato' mouse

By removing a protein that muscles use to convert fuel into energy, the researchers produced a mouse with normal body weight but which did not have enough energy to exercise.
By removing a protein that muscles use to convert fuel into energy, the researchers produced a mouse with normal body weight but which did not have enough energy to exercise.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-create-couch-potato-mouse/

Loss of gene makes mice smarter

Mice with a disabled RGS14 gene are able to remember objects and learn to navigate mazes better than normal mice.
Mice with a disabled RGS14 gene are able to remember objects and learn to navigate mazes better than normal mice. RGS14 is primarily turned on in the CA2 region of the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/loss-of-gene-makes-mice-smarter/

Why older women fail to conceive

As women get older the chances of infertility, birth defects and developmental disabilities go up.
As women get older the chances of infertility, birth defects and developmental disabilities go up. These risks often relate to errors in chromosomes in the egg. By examining… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/why-older-women-fail-to-conceive/

Malaria cured in mice

Increasing resistance to anti-malarials, such as those based on Artemisinin, have prompted a need for new treatments.
Increasing resistance to anti-malarials, such as those based on Artemisinin, have prompted a need for new treatments. The new medicine, NIT609, has a different mechanism of action… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/malaria-cured-in-mice/

Shellfish toxin testing

The recently published Annual report (2009) of the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate and Division highlights progress towards suitable alternatives to replace the use of mice in the testing for toxins in shellfish.
The recently published Annual report (2009) of the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate and Division highlights progress towards suitable alternatives to replace the use of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/shellfish-toxin-testing/

Puma may aid tumour growth

A study on mice suggests that cell suicide may encourage tumours to grow instead of destroying them.
A study on mice suggests that cell suicide may encourage tumours to grow instead of destroying them. Damaged DNA causes cell death – a process triggered by the protein PUMA.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/puma-may-aid-tumour-growth/

Flu patch

A vaccine in the form of a skin patch has proved more effective than a needle in mice.
A vaccine in the form of a skin patch has proved more effective than a needle in mice. Scientists tested the patches on a group of mice, comparing the results with mice… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/flu-patch/

Scientists watch armed immune cells fight cancer

Armed and tagged immune cells can be watched attacking tumours in mice in real time.
Armed and tagged immune cells can be watched attacking tumours in mice in real time. Lymphocyte cells were armed with T cell receptors which allowed them to detect and destroy… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-watch-armed-immune-cells-fight-cancer/

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