Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? You can send it to us via our Facebook page or through the contact form … Continue reading Research Roundup: 50,000 lives saved by organ transplants, transgenic sheep aid in Huntington’s disease, smell relates to weight gain in mice, and more!
Fighting the White Death: A new treatment for drug resistant TB
For most people born in the United States in the past half century tuberculosis (TB) is a disease you only read about in the history books, to which it was consigned by the development of antibiotics such as streptomycin in the aftermath of the second world war. However, the reality of TB in the world … Continue reading Fighting the White Death: A new treatment for drug resistant TB
Natural Antibiotic Casts a Net Against Bacteria
A "natural antibiotic" protects the body against bacteria by tangling them in a net, not poking holes in them, UC Davis researchers have found. Experiments with genetically-modified, or transgenic mice were crucial to the discovery, along with cell cultures, biochemistry and sophisticated studies of how small proteins assemble together. It's an entirely new mechanism of … Continue reading Natural Antibiotic Casts a Net Against Bacteria