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1 January 1970

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Artificial lung an alternative test-bed?

A functional artificial lung on a chip, which mimics the behavour of mouse lungs, has been created.
A functional artificial lung on a chip, which mimics the behavour of mouse lungs, has been created. The artificial lung mimics the boundary between the lung’s air sacs – where… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/artificial-lung-an-alternative-test-bed/

Weakened virus makes better vaccine

Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown.
Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown. The new vaccine contains exactly the same proteins as… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/weakened-virus-makes-better-vaccine/

Gut bacteria may trigger arthritis

A novel study has uncovered a link between stomach bacteria and the development of rheumatoid arthritis in mice.
A novel study has uncovered a link between stomach bacteria and the development of rheumatoid arthritis in mice. A team of scientists raised a group of mice in a germ-free… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gut-bacteria-may-trigger-arthritis/

Plastic antibodies attack bee stings

Immune system molecules made from plastic have functioned successfully in the first tests involving mice.
Immune system molecules made from plastic have functioned successfully in the first tests involving mice. Infections are fought using antibodies in response to antigens which… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/plastic-antibodies-attack-bee-stings/

Extra chromosome protects against cancer

An extra copy of chromosome 21 may boost protection against cancer, research on mice suggests.
An extra copy of chromosome 21 may boost protection against cancer, research on mice suggests. A study of mice with extra copies of chromosome 21 showed rates of tumour formation… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/extra-chromosome-protects-against-cancer/

Scar tissue process revealed

Research on mice has revealed the process which limits the accumulation of excessive scar tissue.
Research on mice has revealed the process which limits the accumulation of excessive scar tissue. Excessive tissue produced during the healing of chronic injuries can be… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scar-tissue-process-revealed/

The ultimate mouse gene study

A global effort announced recently could lead to the ultimate mouse model of human disease. The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) aims to explain and share the functions of genes in mice.
A global effort announced recently could lead to the ultimate mouse model of human disease. The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) aims to explain and share the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/the-ultimate-mouse-gene-study/

Artificial skin graft success

Artificial human skin developed in the laboratory has been successfully grafted onto mice.
Artificial human skin developed in the laboratory has been successfully grafted onto mice. The finding offers hope for new treatment methods for skin diseases which wouldn't… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/artificial-skin-graft-success/

Mouse model develops human liver

Mice could be more useful in the study of hepatitis than previously thought, as research into the possibility of growing a human liver in a mouse has proven successful.
Mice could be more useful in the study of hepatitis than previously thought, as research into the possibility of growing a human liver in a mouse has proven successful. In the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-model-develops-human-liver/

Longer, healthier lives for mice

Scientists have extended the lifespan of mice by manipulating their genomes.
Scientists have extended the lifespan of mice by manipulating their genomes. The team found that by genetically blocking the production of a protein called S6 Kinase 1 (S6K1)… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/longer-healthier-lives-for-mice/

Treating brain secondaries in mice with breast cancer

Scientists have shown that the drug vorinostat is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and reduce the development of brain tumours in mice.
Scientists have shown that the drug vorinostat is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and reduce the development of brain tumours in mice. Breast cancer survival rates have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-brain-secondaries-in-mice-with-breast-cancer/

White blood cells set the pace of wound repair

After more than 50 experiments in mice, scientists have mapped out how a set of white blood cells (lymphocytes) set the pace of recovery after serious lung injury.
After more than 50 experiments in mice, scientists have mapped out how a set of white blood cells (lymphocytes) set the pace of recovery after serious lung injury. In acute lung… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/white-blood-cells-set-the-pace-of-wound-repair/

'Master gene' for immune cells identified

Researchers have identified the master gene that causes blood stem cells to turn into natural killer (NK) immune cells.
Researchers have identified the master gene that causes blood stem cells to turn into natural killer (NK) immune cells. NK cells are white blood cells, and are the immune… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/master-gene-for-immune-cells-identified/

Stem cell link to prostate cancer

A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice. Called CARNs (castrion-resistant Nkx2.1-expressing cells), they are responsible… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-link-to-prostate-cancer/

How broccoli protects arteries

Researchers have discovered one reason why broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are definitely good for you.
Researchers have discovered one reason why broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are definitely good for you. Using mice, they discovered that a chemical found in these green… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-broccoli-protects-arteries/

Balanced diet best for arteries

A team studying the effect of diet on the cardiovascular system in mice have shown that a diet low in carbohydrates could lead to artery damage.
A team studying the effect of diet on the cardiovascular system in mice have shown that a diet low in carbohydrates could lead to artery damage. Three groups of mice each… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/balanced-diet-best-for-arteries/

Caffeine halts Alzheimer's

Using GM mice, scientists have shown that caffeine can reduce dementia symptoms.
Using GM mice, scientists have shown that caffeine can reduce dementia symptoms. To confirm that the mice were good models for Alzheimer's, the scientists first tested the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/caffeine-halts-alzheimers/

GM mice get Parkinson's disease

Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have created a GM mouse that develops Parkinson's disease. This mouse will allow them to study progression of the disease and test new treatments without extensive use… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-mice-get-parkinsons-disease/

Novel gene therapy reverses haemophilia

Scientists using mice have developed a new way to deliver gene therapies.
Scientists using mice have developed a new way to deliver gene therapies. By using hollow particles to deliver a gene into cells, they successfully reversed haemophilia symptoms.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/novel-gene-therapy-reverses-haemophilia/

Protein culprit in Huntington's disease

Why does Huntington's disease lead to the death of brain cells, whilst causing negligible damage to cells elsewhere in the body?
Why does Huntington's disease lead to the death of brain cells, whilst causing negligible damage to cells elsewhere in the body? The culprit could be a protein recently… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-culprit-in-huntingtons-disease/

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