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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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Blocking brain cancer in mice

An interaction between two proteins has been found to be essential for the development of the most common form of brain cancer.
An interaction between two proteins has been found to be essential for the development of the most common form of brain cancer. The findings, which come from experiments using… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blocking-brain-cancer-in-mice/

Modified protein treats haemophilia in mice

Scientists have engineered a human clotting factor into a safe and effective treatment that cured haemophilia in mice.
Scientists have engineered a human clotting factor into a safe and effective treatment that cured haemophilia in mice. By changing the shape of the protein they made it safer and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/modified-protein-treats-haemophilia-in-mice/

Skin tumour reduced in mice

Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year. Previous research has shown that… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-tumour-reduced-in-mice/

Enzyme linked to miscarriages and infertility

Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage.
Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage. Levels of the enzyme appear to determine when a woman is… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/enzyme-linked-to-miscarriages-and-infertility/

Sickle-cell anaemia treated in mice

Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth.
Researchers have shown that they can treat sickle-cell anaemia in mice by switching on a haemoglobin gene usually only active before birth. This demonstrates that a technique… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/sickle-cell-anaemia-treated-in-mice/

#WW award for NC3Rs review

Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds.
Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds. Packed with 14 interesting case studies, this is a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ww-award-for-nc3rs-review/

Cancer inducing protein protects against diabetes

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes.
Scientists have uncovered an intriguing signalling pathway linking cancer and diabetes. Mice with higher levels of the cancer-causing Lin 28 proteins are protected from diabetes… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-inducing-protein-protects-against-diabetes/

Anti-viral medicine slows brain tumour growth

Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines.
Scientists have found that the growth of Medulloblastoma brain tumour cells in mice can be significantly slowed using existing anti-viral medicines. By studying human tumours and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anti-viral-medicine-slows-brain-tumour-growth/

Mouse stem cells guided to become neuron-protecting cells

Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.
Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons. The breakthrough promises to improve research into… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-stem-cells-guided-to-become-neuron-protecting-cells/

How the brain communicates with the immune system

Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate.
Experiments on mice have identified the missing link that allows the nervous and immune systems to communicate. The findings provide a physical link between the brain and the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-the-brain-communicates-with-the-immune-system/

Neuron’s self-defence against dementia

Scientists have identified a signalling pathway used by neurons to protect against the cause of frontotemporal dementia, the second most common form of early-onset dementia after Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists have identified a signalling pathway used by neurons to protect against the cause of frontotemporal dementia, the second most common form of early-onset dementia after… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/neurons-self-defence-against-dementia/

Treating 'Alzheimer's disease' in mice

Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients.
Scientists working with mice have identified a molecule that appears to cause the dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients. The finding opens up the possibility of designing a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treating-alzheimers-disease-in-mice/

See UAR at the BSA

UAR hosted and recorded a talk about GM mice - Of Mice and Men - by Sara Wells and Paul Potter from the Mary Lyon Centre (MRC Harwell) at this year's British Science Festival in Bradford. Watch the talk below.
UAR hosted and recorded a talk about GM mice - Of Mice and Men - by Sara Wells and Paul Potter from the Mary Lyon Centre (MRC Harwell) at this year's British Science Festival in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/see-uar-at-the-bsa/

Gene deletion blocks pain

Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain.
Scientists have identified the gene that allows the transmission of chronic pain. When the gene was deleted in mice they could no longer feel certain types of pain. This… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-deletion-blocks-pain/

Safer treatment for sleeping sickness

Scientists have trialled a safer way of treating sleeping sickness in mice by modifying an existing medicine.
Scientists have trialled a safer way of treating sleeping sickness in mice by modifying an existing medicine. Tests in mice show that the new treatment can be taken orally and is… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/safer-treatment-for-sleeping-sickness/

Modified bacterium protects against TB

Mice infected with a genetically modified relative of the tuberculosis bacterium became immune to tuberculosis, a new study has shown.
Mice infected with a genetically modified relative of the tuberculosis bacterium became immune to tuberculosis, a new study has shown. The finding represents a novel way of making… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/modified-bacterium-protects-against-tb/

Gene mapping opens new insights into the brain

A map of gene activity has been created that scientists hope will shed new light on the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
A map of gene activity has been created that scientists hope will shed new light on the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The research is the most detailed analysis… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-mapping-opens-new-insights-into-the-brain/

Obese mice fed artifical enzyme live longer

A new artificial enzyme(SRT1720) has been found to increase the lifespan of obese mice.
A new artificial enzyme(SRT1720) has been found to increase the lifespan of obese mice. The study also found that health factors linked to a fatty diet, such as liver disease and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/obese-mice-fed-artifical-enzyme-live-longer/

Gene therapy treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.
Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene. The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-treats-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/

Ear cells could be used in facial reconstruction

Tissue grown from stem cells taken from patients' ears could be used in facial reconstructions, tests in mice have shown.
Tissue grown from stem cells taken from patients' ears could be used in facial reconstructions, tests in mice have shown. The cells have been used to grow cartilage, giving… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/ear-cells-could-be-used-in-facial-reconstruction/

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