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1 January 1970

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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/

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/

Mice show link between psoriasis and heart disease

For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery.
For many years doctors have observed a link between the skin condition psoriasis and cardiovascular disease, but how the two could be linked has remained a mystery. Now in new… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-show-link-between-psoriasis-and-heart-disease/

Type 1 diabetes reversed in mice

A new treatment can reverse late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, research has shown.
A new treatment can reverse late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, research has shown. The therapy reprograms the immune system and then promotes the growth of healthy… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/type-1-diabetes-reversed-in-mice/

Chemical treats multiple sclerosis

Scientists have isolated the chemical responsible for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in mice using stem cells and uncovered the mechanism through which it acts.
Scientists have isolated the chemical responsible for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in mice using stem cells and uncovered the mechanism through which it acts. The growth… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/chemical-treats-multiple-sclerosis/

Brain cell death switched off

Researchers have found a way of preventing cell death caused by plaques in the brains of mice.
Researchers have found a way of preventing cell death caused by plaques in the brains of mice. By 'rebooting' protein production in the cells, neural networks were rescued and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cell-death-switched-off/

Gene therapy makes beating heart cells

Scientists have repaired damaged heart tissue in mice using a newly developed gene therapy.
Scientists have repaired damaged heart tissue in mice using a newly developed gene therapy. The technology is the first to turn non-beating heart cells into beating ones in a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-makes-beating-heart-cells/

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