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1 January 1970

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Glowing mice

A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed.
A technique which enables the earliest stages of cancer to be observed in living mice has been developed. The skin of the genetically-engineered mice literally lights up as the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glowing-mice/

“Lung on a chip” could reduce the use of animals

Scientists have invented a device that mimics the air pockets of the human lung, allowing them to study lung disease and test new therapies without using animals.
Scientists have invented a device that mimics the air pockets of the human lung, allowing them to study lung disease and test new therapies without using animals. The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/lung-on-a-chip-could-reduce-the-use-of-animals/

How it’s possible to sleep through surgery

Experiments using mice have revealed how our brain goes to sleep during general anaesthesia.
Experiments using mice have revealed how our brain goes to sleep during general anaesthesia. Paradoxically, at a time when you would expect lower brain activity, the research… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-its-possible-to-sleep-through-surgery/

Lung cancer protein could be a target for new therapy

Scientists have discovered a protein on the surface of cancerous lung cells that could be the target for a new therapy.
Scientists have discovered a protein on the surface of cancerous lung cells that could be the target for a new therapy. Tests in mice showed that specific targeting of the protein… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/lung-cancer-protein-could-be-a-target-for-new-therapy/

Blood vessel stem cells found

Scientists have discovered stem cells in blood vessel walls that are able to form whole new vessels when transplanted into mice.
Scientists have discovered stem cells in blood vessel walls that are able to form whole new vessels when transplanted into mice. They have also identified a trigger on the surface… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blood-vessel-stem-cells-found/

Low calorie diet and longer life span linked by hormone

The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice.
The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice. The findings open up the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/low-calorie-diet-and-longer-life-span-linked-by-hormone/

Xenopus frogs star in 2012 Nobel Prize

This morning the Nobel Assembly announced that the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be shared by John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their “discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent”.
This morning the Nobel Assembly announced that the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be shared by John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their “discovery that mature… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/xenopus-frogs-star-in-2012-nobel-prize/

Alzheimer’s memory loss reversed in mice and fruit flies

Parallel studies have found that blocking the activation of a receptor on the surface of neurons can reverse the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Parallel studies have found that blocking the activation of a receptor on the surface of neurons can reverse the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A range of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-memory-loss-reversed-in-mice-and-fruit-flies/

In diabetes, beta-cells don’t die, they regress

New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes.
New experiments in mice are challenging the mainstream-view that the death of beta-cells in the pancreas is the cause of diabetes. The new findings suggest that the cells, which… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/in-diabetes-beta-cells-dont-die-they-regress/

Alzheimer’s blocked in mice by gene deletion

Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are based on… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-blocked-in-mice-by-gene-deletion/

Mice regain sense of smell after gene therapy

Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose.
Gene therapy can restore sense of smell in mice by correcting malformed hair-like sensors in their nose. The study suggests that abnormalities in these structures, called cilia,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-regain-sense-of-smell-after-gene-therapy/

Fighting the White Death: A new treatment for TB

For most people born in the United States in the past half century tuberculosis (TB) is a disease you only read about in the history books, to which it was consigned by the development of antibiotics such as streptomycin in the aftermath of the second wor…
For most people born in the United States in the past half century tuberculosis (TB) is a disease you only read about in the history books, to which it was consigned by the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fighting-the-white-death-a-new-treatment-for-tb/

Scientists crack the vision code

Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand.
Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand. Using gene therapy and a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/scientists-crack-the-vision-code/

“Male pill” discovered in mice experiments

A molecule originally being tested for its anti-cancer properties could be used to control male fertility tests in mice show.
A molecule originally being tested for its anti-cancer properties could be used to control male fertility tests in mice show. Male mice given the pill were rendered completely… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/male-pill-discovered-in-mice-experiments/

Mice show crucial role of cancer stem-cells

Do cancers have their own stem-cells?
Do cancers have their own stem-cells? The cancer research community have long debated their existence, but solid evidence has been lacking to support not only the existence of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-show-crucial-role-of-cancer-stem-cells/

Stem cells could replace bone-marrow transplants

Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia.
Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia. Until now, animal products have been… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cells-could-replace-bone-marrow-transplants1/

Damaged proteins block immune cell transport

A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising pathogens and leading to a weakened immune system.
A study of immune cells taken from ageing mice has found that oxygen-damaged proteins block a crucial transport pathway within the cells, preventing them from recognising… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/damaged-proteins-block-immune-cell-transport/

Huntington’s disease mutation in mice corrected using stem cells

Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder.
Scientists have moved a step closer to using a patient’s own cells to treat Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder. The mutation that causes the disease was corrected in a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/huntingtons-disease-mutation-in-mice-corrected-using-stem-cells/

Diabetes medicine improves memory in mice

A medicine currently used to treat diabetes has been shown to promote the formation of new neurons in the brains of mice, leading to better performances in a spatial learning test.
A medicine currently used to treat diabetes has been shown to promote the formation of new neurons in the brains of mice, leading to better performances in a spatial learning… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/diabetes-medicine-improves-memory-in-mice/

Stem cell therapy for Type 1 diabetes a step closer

Mice with Type1 diabetes have effectively been cured using human embryonic stem cells.
Mice with Type1 diabetes have effectively been cured using human embryonic stem cells. Scientists successfully transformed the stem cells into pre-pancreatic cells. They were then… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes-a-step-closer/

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