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1 January 1970

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Researching new antidepressants with swimming mice

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/

Animal research and malaria

The recent announcement of a potential malaria vaccine that is 77% effective in early trials is a reminder that animal research remains an essential weapon in the battle against… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-research-and-malaria/

Factsheet on the forced swim test

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/

Why we need more women in labs

Rats and mice show increased stress levels when handled by men rather than women, potentially skewing study results. Today, only 28% of researchers are women and only 3% of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/why-we-need-more-women-in-labs-male-researchers-stress-rodents/

Respiratory disease: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Respiratory disease: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) On average, 3 people die from an asthma attack in the UK every day. In 2017 (the most recent data… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/respiratory-disease-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd/

This week in animal research 08/07/16

Mapping early development in mice
New anti-viral drug trial against Ebola Following trials in monkeys and safety testing in humans another anti-viral enters trials. The 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-080716/

This week in animal research 10 June 2016

Human organs in pigs, herpes causing constipation
Scientists create human-pig embryo to overcome worldwide shortage of transplant organs A team of scientists from the University of California have created a technique to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-10-june-2016/

This week in animal research 22/04/16

Weekly round up: minor miracles with mice
22/04: Brain tumour gene switched off in mice A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-220416/

This week in animal research 05/02/16

01/02/05: Logging helps black rats invade rainforests Logging can encourage black rats to invade tropical rainforests by creating habitats they prefer, giving them the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-050216/

This week in animal research 22/01/16

Implants, mice, rats and lampreys
  22/01: Scientists successfully create cow cartilage in the lab - and hope they can now do the same for humans Researchers have grown cartilage in the laboratory from… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-220116/

This week in animal research 06/11/15

Scorpions, kangaroos and more
02/11/15: Tumour paint from scorpion venom helps fight cancer While most of us would run away from scorpions, Jim Olson (an Oncologist in Seattle) is using them to help… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-051115/

This week in animal research 180615

Malaria, self-awareness, nightingale song
15/06/15 Juvenile camels, aged less than four, may be a ‘key source’ of Mers. A study looking at Mers infections in dromedary camels found that 90% of animal became… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-180615/

Mapping the minds map

Earlier this morning, the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was shared between UCL Professor John O’Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for their work on nerve-cells that tell us where we…
Earlier this morning, the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was shared between UCL Professor John O’Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mapping-the-minds-map/

A new way to prevent transplant rejection

For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations.
For more than 50 years doctors have been using immune-suppressants to prevent organ rejection following transplant operations. But a new technique recently reported could signal a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/a-new-way-to-prevent-transplant-rejection/

Prize for technique that reduces number of animals in spinal injury research

A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals.
A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals. The awards… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/prize-for-technique-that-reduces-number-of-animals-in-spinal-injury-research/

Animal research is leading a revolution in organ transplants, again

Around the turn of the 20th Century, two surgeons named Emerich Ullman and Alexis Carrel placed the kidney of goat into a dog.
Around the turn of the 20th Century, two surgeons named Emerich Ullman and Alexis Carrel placed the kidney of goat into a dog. To their delight, and no doubt surprise, the kidneys… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-is-leading-a-revolution-in-organ-transplants-again/

Artificial 'jellyfish' moved by heart cells

The jellyfish in this video may look pretty simplistic, but it represents an exciting stage in engineering complex tissues, which could be used to build organs, and test new heart drugs.
The jellyfish in this video may look pretty simplistic, but it represents an exciting stage in engineering complex tissues, which could be used to build organs, and test new heart… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/artificial-jellyfish-moved-by-heart-cells/

New-found hormone protects against type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats.
Scientists have identified a new hormone and found that it can protect against Type 2 diabetes in rats. The disease, which is often the result of lifestyle and develops in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/new-found-hormone-protects-against-type-2-diabetes/

Parkinson disease protein spreads between neurons

Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the brain.
Experiments in rats have uncovered how a protein believed to cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is able to spread between nerve cells and damage the neural networks of the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/parkinson-disease-protein-spreads-between-neurons/

Blood protein from rice treats rats

A human blood protein has been produced using genetically modified rice and used to treat liver disease in rats.
A human blood protein has been produced using genetically modified rice and used to treat liver disease in rats. The protein is highly useful for a number of medical purposes but… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/blood-protein-from-rice-treats-rats/

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