Tagged results for Animal experiments
Nearly £1 million towards replacing cancer tests
Scientists have been awarded nearly £1 million to develop new test methods that should substantially reduce the numbers of animals used for testing chemicals which may cause cancer.
Weight loss treatment works in obese monkeys
Researchers have shown that a new compound can significantly reduce the weight of monkeys by destroying blood vessels that feed fatty tissue.
Enzyme linked to miscarriages and infertility
Studies of patient tissue and experiments using mice have linked a specific enzyme to both infertility and miscarriage.
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.
Less is more for common cancer treatment
A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses.
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.
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.
UK Bioscience Coalition position on the European Directive on animal research
Animal research is vitally important in science and medicine.
Artificial protein could be 'universal' anti-viral
Antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections, but doctors have few options when it comes to viral infections.