Latest news on animal research at the University.
Protein has crucial role in hardening of arteries
Research led by Roslin scientists highlights a key protein linked to the formation of hardened arteries and the mechanisms behind this.
Imaging studies benefit from standard protocols
Standardising procedures used for imaging studies in animals can help to improve the translation of research findings to benefit people, a study has found.
Animal welfare event focuses on emotions
Insights into how animals experience feelings and emotions will be explored in talks, discussions and tours at a public event
Surrogacy advance could aid rare chicken breeds
Infertile hens have been used to carry eggs containing other breeds, in a development using gene editing.
Wild animals’ immune systems decline with age
It is well established that weakened immune systems in old age affect people’s health and fitness, but a study suggests that it is also an issue for wild animals.
Identification of prion diseases aided by novel marker
Differentiation between brain diseases could be aided by detection of a novel protein, scientists discovered.
Sheep could aid insights into childhood dementia
A new research approach could help progress towards therapies for a devastating childhood illness.
Staff praised for animal welfare innovations
Innovations designed to improve the wellbeing of animals involved in research at the University have won awards at the eighth annual 3Rs symposium.
Data tool helps decipher mouse’s calls
Technology that can help interpret inaudible calls from laboratory mice has been developed in a bid to improve research.
Animal research statistics for 2018 released
The ten universities in the UK that conduct the highest number of animal research procedures have released their figures for 2018.