Animal research


Latest news on animal research at the University.

Inside-out mini-guts aid research into poultry

Newsflash Organoids
Development of a 3D model from stem cells will support studies into common infections and chicken immunity.

Mouse model paves way to study late stages of MS

Researchers have developed a new way to study multiple sclerosis in mice that will enable them to investigate potential treatments for the late stages of the disease.

Agreement targets disease-resistant gene-edited pigs

Researchers and commercial partners to continue collaboration on developing pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

Research training aims to boost quest for cures

Brown laboratory mouse in a handling tube
Experts have launched an online course to train scientists in robust experimental research to help optimise the chances of finding new treatments for human and animal diseases.

Drug acts as Trojan horse to kill cancer cells

A light-activated drug that can enter and kill cancer and bacterial cells without harming nearby healthy cells has been tested successfully in zebrafish and cells.

Poultry study points to genes linked to food bug

Brown Chicken
Variation in the response of chickens to Campylobacter helps identify key genes that may provide resistance to infection.

Laser technique offers hope to liver transplant process

Handheld laser devices that help surgeons quickly spot liver damage could transform transplant procedures, research suggests.

University leads sector on animal research openness

white mouse sitting on gloved hands of an animal technician
The University has received a Leader in Openness Award in recognition of its sector-leading efforts to improve transparency around the use of animals in research.

Body-on-a-chip research aims to reduce animal use in drug screening

Researchers have received funding for a PhD student to take forward a project aimed at developing a new tool that can quickly screen experimental drug compounds in the early stages of drug development.

TB insights may help breed healthier African cattle

Cattle in field in Cameroon
Genetic discovery could help develop cattle with resistance to bovine tuberculosis.

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