News Archive

Mice help researchers find a new treatment for polycystic kidney disease.

"It is the world’s most common inherited kidney disease, affecting between 1 in 400 and 1 in 1000 people worldwide – around 12.5 million individuals."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 14:43

The European Commission rejects a petition to ban animal research. After hearing arguments they held that animal research remains important to medical and veterinary research.

"Today, there are effective treatments for many infectious diseases, some forms of cancer, and several chronic diseases such as diabetes. These advancements would have been impossible without the insights gained in animal studies."

"...animal studies have provided invaluable insight into basic biological processes that underpin health and disease of humans and animals."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 09:41

Pond snails help researchers discover an Alzheimer’s culprit that causes memory loss even before brain degeneration.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 14:41

Cancer drugs improve spinal cord injuries in mice. A group of drugs being tested for cancer could be used to treat spinal cord injuries.

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 12:10

Researchers describe a new method for detecting liver cancer metastases in mice. These findings indicate that programmed probiotics may be useful for detecting liver cancer metastases early-on in the progression of the disease.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:50

With the help of mice, researchers discover that cancer treatments may need to be tailored not just to the specific cancer types but also to factors distinguishing environments in which they develop.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:44

Meet our new AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Outreach, University of Wisconsin graduate Audrey Buelo!

Audrey’s Hayre Fellowship project will be to create a one-credit seminar for graduate students studying biomedical and psychological research to encourage them to become strong public advocates for science.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:01

A molecule researchers designed to treat lung cancer shows promising results in mice.

"It is hard to find a magic bullet for cancer treatment,” says Raman, “but because RK-33 is nontoxic and is a phenomenal radiosensitizer, there are so many opportunities.”

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:31

With the help of mice, researchers have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:57

Fruit flies and humans have much more in common than you think! Research findings suggest that dissecting how fruit flies navigate through the world could help researchers understand how humans and mammals perform those tasks. 

“The bottom line is that I think we’re starting to see increasing evidence that the fly may have a lot to tell us about how our own brains work, even when it comes to more complex aspects of cognition”

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:41

From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 14:58

New mouse model for ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia gene offers new hope for potential therapies.

These findings will help speed up research into the molecular mechanism behind these disorders and the animal model will offer a way to test potential therapeutic agents to halt the death of neurons in the brain and spinal cord.

Be sure to check out the informative video!

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 14:03

Researchers find that Zebrafish have the enzymatic machinery to synthesize gadusol, an ultraviolet light absorbing compound. This discovery may make it possible to have the compound produced for human use in topical or even oral treatments.

“We know it provides UV-B protection, it makes a pretty good sunscreen. But there may also be roles it plays as an antioxidant, in stress response, embryonic development and other functions.”

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 09:37

With the help of mice, scientists create a vaccine against Chagas disease. A disease widespread in Latin America and is now beginning to emerge in the United States.

Between 11 to 18 million people in the world are currently infected and about 50,000 people die per year due to complications.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 14:18

Mice play vital role as researchers discover key mechanisms to inhibit triple negative breast cancer. These findings could lead to life-saving treatments to fight tumor metastasis.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 14:59

Mice help researchers identified three genes that play a pivotal role in the brain tumor CPC, a discovery that lays the groundwork for more effective treatment of this rare, often fatal cancer. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 13:23

Mice help researchers find that blocking an obesity-associated protein prevents dangerous fat from forming around animals' internal organs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 15:11

Mice help scientists uncover a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's, providing evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated blood sugar.

“This observation opens up a new avenue of exploration for how Alzheimer’s disease develops in the brain as well as offers a new therapeutic target for the treatment of this devastating neurologic disorder.”

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 14:36

Researchers discover that a type of immune cell can be primed to attack and eliminate various kinds of malignant cancers in mice.

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 14:21

With the help of mice, researchers discover that an over-the-counter dietary supplement is highly effective in preventing and treating prostate cancer. It was even able to halt the metastatic spread of the disease.

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:47