1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh
Your immune system normally protects you against outside attack by fighting off infections, but sometimes it attacks the body instead. Immune system cells can attack nerves, more… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/a-new-animal-model-for-late-stage-multiple-sclerosis/
Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. Over 50 million people worldwide were living with the disease in 2020, and the numbers are predicted to double every 20… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/can-you-give-a-brain-organoid-alzheimers/
Animals have been selectively bred for genetic changes for centuries, through selective breeding to make cattle fatter, sheep woollier, dogs more docile and so on. But when we… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/what-does-it-mean-to-genetically-modify-an-animal/
Depression is a debilitating and, typically, a chronic disease that affects about 264 million people, worldwide. It is a real illness that is a major cause of premature death… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/researching-new-antidepressants-with-swimming-mice/
Every month, millions of women suffer discomfort or pain caused by their period. Many have experienced dismissal or diminishment of even incapacitating pain by a male-dominated… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/studying-endometriosis-with-mice/
Factsheet on the forced swim test
Recently, many questions have been asked about the use of the forced swim test (also known as the FST or Porsolt Swim Test) in research into… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/factsheet-on-the-forced-swim-test/
Using mainly male mice in drug trials can be problem for women health.
Where are the female mice?
The female presence in labs is completely under-represented, and I'm not talking about humans here, but mice. The most used animal model in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/why-we-need-female-mice-in-drug-trials/
Dog model for brain cancer
Gene-edited cattle produce no horns Nearly 80% of U.S. dairy cows have their horns removed each year to protect their handlers and fellow cattle. But the practice, which is… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-13-may/
Three cancers, two dementias and xenotransplants
Implantable Device Attracts and captures cancer cells in mice
Researchers at the University of Michigan have created an implantable cancer detector which… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-240915/
Following drug delivery trials on sheep and mice some patients suffering from cystic fibrosis have received a novel treatment for their condition.
A therapy that replaces the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cystic-fibrosis-gene-therapy-works/
A new video from the US Foundation for Biomedical Research.
The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR), to an extent our our counterparts in the United States, have just release a new video. Hear from some of their country’s leading… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/why-animals-are-needed-in-research/
Scientists have created a mouse model of the most common type of paediatric brain cancer.
Scientists have created a mouse model of the most common type of paediatric brain cancer. The model has furthered understanding of the cause of the cancer and can be used to test… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mouse-mimics-another-childhood-brain-cancer/