The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed
Nov. 4, 2020 • ~5 min
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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in breast cancer patients
Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively,
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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The ten organisations in Great Britain that carry out the highest number of animal procedures – those used in medical, veterinary and scientific research -
July 16, 2020 • ~3 min
New research, based on earlier results in mice, suggests that our brains are never at rest, even when we are not learning anything about the world around us.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require
June 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds
Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice.
Aug. 30, 2019 • ~6 min
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The ten academic organisations in the UK that carry out the highest number of animal procedures – those used in medical, veterinary and fundamental scientific research – have today released their statistics to coincide with the publication of the UK’s official statistics by the Home Office.
July 18, 2019 • ~3 min
A new study in marmoset monkeys suggests that individual variation in genes alters our ability to regulate emotions, providing new insights that could help in the development of personalised therapies to tackle anxiety and depression.
July 1, 2019 • ~5 min
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The University of Cambridge has been presented with a Leader in Openness Award in recognition of its work to promote openness and transparency around its research involving the use of animals.
May 23, 2019 • ~5 min
A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
April 18, 2019 • ~5 min
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