Research Roundup: Cure for blindness, DNA delivered antibodies and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These 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 on … Continue reading Research Roundup: Cure for blindness, DNA delivered antibodies and more!

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to three U.S. scientists “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.  Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine said, “Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized … Continue reading 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

Nobel Prize 2016 – how yeast and mouse studies uncovered autophagy

Congratulations to Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi Tokyo Institute of Technology on being awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy"! The process of autophagy is hardly one familiar to most people, but is is absolutely crucial to all complex life on out planet, including ourselves. The name autophagy comes … Continue reading Nobel Prize 2016 – how yeast and mouse studies uncovered autophagy

Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists whose research has led to therapies that have saved hundreds of millions of people around the world from parasitic diseases that can otherwise cause disability and death. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura shared one half of the award "for their discoveries … Continue reading Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!

Nobel Prizewinner John O’Keefe warns of threat to science from overly restrictive animal research and immigration rules

In an interview with the BBC yesterday 2014 Nobel laureate  John O Keefe has warned of the dangers posed by regulations that restrict animal research and the free movement of scientists across borders. "It is an incontrovertible fact that if we want to make progress in basic areas of medicine and biology we are going … Continue reading Nobel Prizewinner John O’Keefe warns of threat to science from overly restrictive animal research and immigration rules

Nobel Prize 2014: Fortune favours the prepared mind

Speaking of Research congratulates John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser on being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. By recording the activity of individual nerve cells within the brains of rats that were moving freely through their … Continue reading Nobel Prize 2014: Fortune favours the prepared mind

Reprogrammed frog and mouse cells win the 2012 Nobel Prize

This morning the Nobel Assembly announced that the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be shared by John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their “discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent”.  Animal research played a key role in the research honoured by the prize, specifically the studies of frogs … Continue reading Reprogrammed frog and mouse cells win the 2012 Nobel Prize