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1 January 1970

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Jamie’s Dream School – animal madness?

In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons.
In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons. His… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/jamies-dream-school-animal-madness/

Poor diet in pregnancy linked to diabetes in offspring

Poor diet during pregnancy could raise the risk of offspring developing diabetes, according to new research in rats.
Poor diet during pregnancy could raise the risk of offspring developing diabetes, according to new research in rats. Rats fed a low protein diet produced offspring that were… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/poor-diet-in-pregnancy-linked-to-diabetes-in-offspring/

Rats breathe using lab lungs

For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports.
For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports. Scientists created the lungs using the same technique used to create liver grafts.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rats-breathe-using-lab-lungs/

Painkiller from sea snail venom

A new painkiller is 100 times more potent than other painkillers, tests on rats have revealed.
A new painkiller is 100 times more potent than other painkillers, tests on rats have revealed. The pill contains a group of chemicals called conotoxin peptides that are found… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/painkiller-from-sea-snail-venom/

Liver grafts grown in the lab

Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells.
Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells. Currently severe liver damage can only be treated by… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/liver-grafts-grown-in-the-lab/

Patching a broken heart

A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage. Heart attacks often cause irreversible damage to the heart muscle, leaving survivors… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/patching-a-broken-heart/

Food dye aids spinal crush injury

A blue dye – similar to that used in M&Ms and liquorice allsorts – can help protect rats' crushed spinal cords from further damage.
A blue dye – similar to that used in M&Ms and liquorice allsorts – can help protect rats' crushed spinal cords from further damage. Spinal cord injuries often become worse a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/food-dye-aids-spinal-crush-injury/

40,000 trout undercut costs, increase accuracy

The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of animals used, and the accuracy of current tests.
The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/40000-trout-undercut-costs-increase-accuracy/

Gene suppression in type 2 diabetes

Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.
Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found. People with Type 2 diabetes suffer from high blood… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-suppression-in-type-2-diabetes/

Spinal implant relieves Parkinson's in rodents

Researchers have found that an electrical current, delivered through an implant in the spinal chord, can aid movement in rodents showing Parkinson’s symptoms.
Researchers have found that an electrical current, delivered through an implant in the spinal chord, can aid movement in rodents showing Parkinson’s symptoms. The study is based… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/spinal-implant-relieves-parkinsons-in-rodents/

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