Researching for a cure for multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults, particularly women, around the world with around 2.3 million people living with MS globally. In MS, the protective insulating myelin sheaths that cover nerve fibres in the brain and the spinal cord are destroyed.
Reddit AMA with Frances Wiseman
Understanding Animal Research hosted a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) with Dr Frances Wiseman from UCL to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Dr Wiseman is a senior research fellow at UCL’s Institute of Neurology and her research focuses on the early onset of dementia in people who have Down syndrome.
Creating the European Animal Research Association
This is the fourth article in our 2019 series reviewing achievements during the first ten years of UAR. Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive, looks back at how we set up the European Animal Research Association (EARA).
Researching stroke using zebrafish
Dr Paul Kasher from Manchester University is trying to understand the immediate pathological responses to stroke in the brain and is screening for potential drugs to treat these responses by using zebrafish larvae to model what happens in a human.
Leaders in Openness 2019 - 2022 Announced
The Leaders in Openness award will recognise those organisations who commit considerable resource and energy to following best practice, embedding openness within their organisations, and making the aims of the Concordat a reality.
How do you study stress in an animal?
“When you do stress research you need to think about two elements: how do I induce stress, how do I measure the consequences of it?”
Why vaccinate your pets?
Just like children, dogs and cats need vaccinations against dangerous viral and bacterial diseases. Vaccination remains the single most effective method for protecting against infectious disease in healthy animals. Without proper vaccination, your pet is left unprotected.
Haemophilia, the royal disease
Haemophilia is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder in which blood cannot clot normally. Long known as the "Royal Disease", haemophilia affected generations of royal families in England, Prussia and Russia, undoubtedly changing the course of history.
Advances in 3R’s
It is hard to do justice to six hours of presentations in a few hundred words so this is a subjective choice from a recent interesting and intense day of reporting on advances in the 3R’s at Oxford University.
Highlighting the role of vets in research
Bella Williams, Head of Engagement, talks about her project to highlight the role vets play during scientific research with animals.
10 years of rat research – how stroke studies have evolved
Prof Allan Stuart has been studying rats in the context of stroke research for over 25 years now.
Tuberculosis in Zebrafish
TB in zebrafish give insight into how TB develops in humans
Ricky Gervais doesn't understand animal research
Ricky Gervais used a radio spot to repeat several false claims
Did animal tests delay penicillin by 10 years?
It is a common claim by anti-research activists, but how true is it?
Why we need female mice in drug trials
Using mainly male mice in drug trials can be problem for women health.
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