3 July 2015. The latest newsletter of the Leverhulme Trust research programme, Making Science Public, is now available online at University of Nottingham.
Different immune cells regulate pain sensitisation in male and female mice, according to new research carried out at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA. Nature Neuroscience
3 July 2015. China has published a draft version of its revised guidance on new substance notification (Order 7) and consultations will take place until July 31. More information at Chemical Watch
South Korean and Chinese scientists make ‘double-muscled’ pigs by editing a single gene. Nature news online.
2 July 2015. The RSPCA has launched a campaign warning people not to leave dogs in cars because pets can die quickly, even on overcast days. Link to the RSPCA website.
2 July 2015. A new cancer treatment that uses the human immune system to combat tumour progress has been approved for use in the UK. More on the BBC website.
FRAME has responded to recent press stories of mouse head transplants being carried out in China. The Wall Street Journal has reported that surgeon Professor Xiaoping Ren has carried out procedures on more than 1,000 mice, and plans to extend his work to non-human primates - even though none of the mice has survived for more than [...]