Animal research


Latest news on animal research at the University.

Checklist to aid planning of animal studies

Facts and Figures
Scientists have put together a new set of guidelines to help in the design of studies that involve animals.

Gold specks raise hopes for better cancer treatments

Microscope image of gold specks
A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, research suggests.

Brain study reveals clues to treating Fragile X syndrome

Confocal image of the hippocampus in mice
Scientists have discovered how the brain can self-correct disruptions in processing, pointing the way towards possible new treatments for autism and intellectual disability.

Fish reveal clues to healing spinal cord injuries

Photograph of a zebrafish
Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.

Liver study reveals back-up repair system

Regenerating liver cells
Fresh insights into how the liver repairs itself after damage could pave the way for new therapies, experts say.

Heart-healing therapy shows promise

Animal Welfare and Ethics
A potential therapy to help patients recover from a heart attack has been identified by researchers.

Researchers identify childhood blindness gene

A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists.

Animal welfare courses earn accolade

Two leading courses in animal welfare education have been commended for their innovative approach.

Autism-linked condition helped by diabetes drug

Confocal image of the hippocampus in mice
A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows.

Study pinpoints bowel disease gene

Microscope image of mouse intestine
A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease has been identified by scientists.

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