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1 January 1970

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Pain makes the heart grow stronger

Scientists working with both mice and people have found that painkillers could actually hinder the body’s recovery after a heart attack.
Scientists working with both mice and people have found that painkillers could actually hinder the body’s recovery after a heart attack. The surprising results challenge the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/pain-makes-the-heart-grow-stronger/

Space mice

A group of mice have returned to Earth after a record-breaking 91-day mission.
A group of mice have returned to Earth after a record-breaking 91-day mission. They were part of a project to learn more about the deterioration of bone in zero gravity, but the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/space-mice/

Gene therapy for sickle cell

Gene therapy has been developed in mice to treat sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia.
Gene therapy has been developed in mice to treat sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia. Further experiments on human cells suggest the therapy should work in people too, and a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-for-sickle-cell/

Fat cells reprogrammed to burn energy

Scientists have found a 'molecular switch' that turns fat cells from energy-storing cells into energy-burning cells.
Scientists have found a 'molecular switch' that turns fat cells from energy-storing cells into energy-burning cells. The team made the discovery while investigating how a common… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/fat-cells-reprogrammed-to-burn-energy/

The making of 'A day in the life of an animal technologist'

We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time.
We have wanted to film in an animal facility for some time. Not least to have some video material that puts the record straight about the way animals involved in research are… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-making-of-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-animal-technologist/

Unlimited egg supply to treat infertility?

Scientists have for the first time made fertile eggs from adult stem cells.
Scientists have for the first time made fertile eggs from adult stem cells. The experiments used human and mouse stem cells and tested the ability of the eggs to be fertilised and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/unlimited-egg-supply-to-treat-infertility/

Co-ordination restored in Huntington’s

Scientists have restored the motor functions of mice with symptoms of an incurable neurological disorder, by raising levels of a molecule naturally found in the brain.
Scientists have restored the motor functions of mice with symptoms of an incurable neurological disorder, by raising levels of a molecule naturally found in the brain. The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/co-ordination-restored-in-huntingtons/

Multi-talented drug for leishmaniasis?

A compound called fexinidazole is proving to be quite the multi-tasker for beating parasitic infections.
A compound called fexinidazole is proving to be quite the multi-tasker for beating parasitic infections. Already in Phase 1 trials for one tropical disease, studies in mice have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/multi-talented-drug-for-leishmaniasis/

Gene therapy treats blindness in dogs

A common form of blindness has been successfully treated in dogs using gene therapy.
A common form of blindness has been successfully treated in dogs using gene therapy. The technique, which replaces a faulty gene with a functional one, could be used to restore… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-blindness-in-dogs/

Nanoparticles boost vaccines

Scientists have developed nanoparticles that boost the effectiveness of vaccines in mice by mimicking part of the natural immune response.
Scientists have developed nanoparticles that boost the effectiveness of vaccines in mice by mimicking part of the natural immune response. The new technology could improve… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/nanoparticles-boost-vaccines/

Stem cells and heart repair

Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.
Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/stem-cells-and-heart-repair/

Schizophrenia and sleeping problems linked?

Recent findings that a gene associated with schizophrenia also causes abnormal sleep patterns in mice have led scientists to ponder whether the mental illness and sleep disturbance could be genetically linked.
Recent findings that a gene associated with schizophrenia also causes abnormal sleep patterns in mice have led scientists to ponder whether the mental illness and sleep… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/schizophrenia-and-sleeping-problems-linked/

Worm holes and lung damage

New research suggests that understanding provided by parasitic worms could be used to treat serious lung injury caused by infections.
New research suggests that understanding provided by parasitic worms could be used to treat serious lung injury caused by infections. The worms have been shown to trigger key… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/worm-holes-and-lung-damage/

Cell walls can bock infections

Scientists have developed a new strategy for fighting infectious diseases.
Scientists have developed a new strategy for fighting infectious diseases. By blocking the entry of a parasite into the blood cells of mice, they have been able to prevent… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cell-walls-can-bock-infections/

Rare eye cancer pathway uncovered

Scientists have uncovered the secret behind the rapid progression of retinoblastoma, a rare type of childhood eye cancer.
Scientists have uncovered the secret behind the rapid progression of retinoblastoma, a rare type of childhood eye cancer. Rather than being caused by a series of mutations, like… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rare-eye-cancer-pathway-uncovered/

Young blood treats old mice with MS

By transplanting cells from the blood of young mice, scientists have successfully stimulated stem cells to repair the damaged nerve tissue of old mice with multiple sclerosis.
By transplanting cells from the blood of young mice, scientists have successfully stimulated stem cells to repair the damaged nerve tissue of old mice with multiple sclerosis. The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/young-blood-treats-old-mice-with-ms/

Cancer treatment targets tumour growth protein

A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours.
A chemical tested in mice, cell cultures and human biopsies has proved highly effective in preventing the growth of tumours. By identifying a new role for a well-known protein in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-targets-tumour-growth-protein/

Tuning the immune system reverses MS

Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.
Scientists have found a way to reverse the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. The findings could be developed into new treatments and also provide doctors… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tuning-the-immune-system-reverses-ms/

World AIDS Day

It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change.
It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change. Advances in treatment mean that a diagnosis of HIV… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/world-aids-day/

GM cells cure anaemia in mice

Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called erythropoietin.
Mice have been cured of anaemia by an injection of genetically engineered cells that, when injected underneath the skin, formed blood vessels that secreted a hormone called… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-cells-cure-anaemia-in-mice/

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