This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2014 with a primary purpose of translational and applied research: human sensory organ disorders (skin, eyes and ears).
The following projects were granted:
- novel therapies to treat inflammatory diseases (arthritis, colitis, dermatitis, nephritis, COPD)
- tissue repair (connexin, antisense, wound-healing, diabetes)
- ocular gene and stem cell therapy (retina, eye, gene-therapy, cell-therapy)
- improved treatments for ocular surface disease (corneal blinding, transplant, stem cell, aniridia, interstitial keratitis (corneal scarring)