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1 January 1970

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New skin cancer gene, new treatment

The discovery of a gene linked to skin cancer in zebrafish could lead to new treatments for the disease.
The discovery of a gene linked to skin cancer in zebrafish could lead to new treatments for the disease. The gene, called SETDB1, is thought to work alongside another known cancer… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-skin-cancer-gene-new-treatment/

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/

Wounds trigger tumours

Certain types of cancer could be triggered by simple wounds, according to new research on mice.
Certain types of cancer could be triggered by simple wounds, according to new research on mice. Mice pre-disposed to a common type of skin cancer showed a significant increase in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/wounds-trigger-tumours/

Stem cells could end blood platelet shortage

Blood platelets produced from embryonic stem cells have been used to repair damaged tissues in mice.
Blood platelets produced from embryonic stem cells have been used to repair damaged tissues in mice. Platelet transfusions are often given to patients following transplant… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-could-end-blood-platelet-shortage/

How much effort on alternatives? The answer is a lot

Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for safety testing.
Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/how-much-effort-on-alternatives-the-answer-is-a-lot/

GM rats promise better disease models

Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice.
Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice. Researchers made knockout rats by extracting embryonic stem cells… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-rats-promise-better-disease-models/

'Home grown' joints

The body's own cells could be used to aid the repair of joints, a pioneering rabbit study has revealed.
The body's own cells could be used to aid the repair of joints, a pioneering rabbit study has revealed. Scientists made computer-designed shoulder joint scaffolds out of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/home-grown-joints/

Liver grafts grown in the lab

Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells.
Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells. Currently severe liver damage can only be treated by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/liver-grafts-grown-in-the-lab/

Stem cell hope for deafness

Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest.
Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest. Humans have approximately 15,000 hair cells… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-hope-for-deafness/

First trials for stem cell transplant into human spine

Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.
Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-trials-for-stem-cell-transplant-into-human-spine/

Skin cells to brain cells for better treatments

Skin cells have been transformed directly into functioning brain cells for the first time in a new study using mice.
Skin cells have been transformed directly into functioning brain cells for the first time in a new study using mice. Previously scientists believed that adult cells first… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cells-to-brain-cells-for-better-treatments/

Stem cell therapy restores vision in rats

Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists.
Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists. A mutation occurring in rats genes can cause a defect in cells crucial to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-therapy-restores-vision-in-rats/

Artificial skin from stem cells for fast burn treatment

Sheets of 'substitute skin' from human embryonic stem cells have been grafted onto mice in the laboratory.
Sheets of 'substitute skin' from human embryonic stem cells have been grafted onto mice in the laboratory. This is a first and could lead to the development of multiple cell lines… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/artificial-skin-from-stem-cells-for-fast-burn-treatment/

Beating heart muscle engineered

Scientists have grown a thin strip of heart muscle, which is able to beat spontaneously, using stem cells from a mouse embryo.
Scientists have grown a thin strip of heart muscle, which is able to beat spontaneously, using stem cells from a mouse embryo. Currently there are many treatments to prevent a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/beating-heart-muscle-engineered/

Cholesterol beneficial to brain cell development

Researchers have discovered that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for forming brain cells.
Researchers have discovered that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for forming brain cells. The researchers studied the development of dopamine-producing (DA) neurons in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cholesterol-beneficial-to-brain-cell-development/

Healing properties of stem cells improved

In a mouse study, scientists have engineered stem cells to enhance their healing properties.
In a mouse study, scientists have engineered stem cells to enhance their healing properties. Stem cells are already known to have the potential to repair most tissues in the body.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/healing-properties-of-stem-cells-improved/

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/

Pioneers of stem cell research in animals win 'pre-Nobel'

The 2009 Albert Lasker basic medical research prize has just gone to stem cell pioneers John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their work using frogs and mice.
The 2009 Albert Lasker basic medical research prize has just gone to stem cell pioneers John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their work using frogs and mice. Separated by time and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/pioneers-of-stem-cell-research-in-animals-win-pre-nobel/

Stopping cancer spreading

Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even after seemingly successful treatment.
Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stopping-cancer-spreading/

Heart stimulated to heal itself

Scientists have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate the heart to heal itself without the use of stem cell technology.
Scientists have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate the heart to heal itself without the use of stem cell technology. Heart muscle cells are undifferentiated… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/heart-stimulated-to-heal-itself/

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