News Archive

Armadillos roll out treatments for leprosy!

“Without armadillos, there would not be much research on leprosy” explains Meyers from the Armed Forces Institute. And thanks to them, over the last 20 years, 14 million people were cured of the disease.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 13:58

Mice play a vital role as scientists identify a trigger for psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition affecting 125 million people around the world.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 16:29

Pre-clinical studies in mice reveal ways to reduce cancer risk with modified treatment.

"Effective and safe gene therapies have the potential to dramatically reverse diseases that are life-threatening for affected children."

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 15:20

Mice help researchers discover new information that may be used to develop different approaches to delay the onset of cataracts, one of the most common eye diseases.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 15:37

With the help of rats, soft spinal implants show promise as long-term solution to paralysis!

“This opens up new therapeutic possibilities for patients suffering from neurological trauma or disorders, particularly individuals who have become paralyzed following spinal cord injury."

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:42

Be sure to check out this great article that details how important animal models are in understanding human developmental diseases!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:41

Mice play a vital role for researchers who have discovered new findings that may be used in therapy for weight loss and diabetes.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 13:19

AMP stands in strong support of the safe and humane transport of research animals – read our statement!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 13:16

Dogs have lent their eyesight to people who need it, perhaps since the friendship between human and dog began. And now, mapping the genes of blind dogs could lead to treatments for the visually impaired.

Another instance where animal research benefits both animals and humans.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 15:34

Everyone needs a goodnight sleep and with the help of mice researchers at MIT has taken a step closer to being able to produce natural sleep patterns.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 16:11

Science Unveils the Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014 and animal research ranks twice in the top 10! This emphasizes, once again, how important and necessary animal research is to scientific research.

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:39

Be sure to check out this great interview with AMP's Chair, Dr. Cindy Buckmaster! She talks with Trent Loos about the necessity of animal research and the tremendous care given to the animals involved.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 15:26

Researchers have been able to shed light on an important neural circuitry involved in the prey capture behavior exhibited by young zebrafish.

"Up until now, scientists could not explain how and where the brain recognises and classifies an object and initiates the corresponding movement pattern."

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:45

New study on obesity shows how immune cells in the brain respond to fat in diet, causing mice to eat

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:58

A mouse model plays a vital role in this important study for Parkinson's disease!

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:55

With the help of rats, scientists discover a supplement that could reduce heart disease risk in people of low birth weight.


"Our study has answered a question that has puzzled doctors for some time now – why children of low birth weight who grow quickly are prone to heart disease in later life." Susan Ozanne

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:57

A new technique provides unprecedentedly detailed images of mouse neurons. This increased resolution means scientists can see structures that were beyond reach!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:55

Thanks to rats, scientists have discovered a barrier-breaking drug that may lead to spinal cord injury treatments. These results demonstrate how fundamental laboratory research is to finding new therapies

“We’re very excited at the possibility that millions of people could, one day, regain movements lost during spinal cord injuries,” said Jerry Silver, Ph.D., professor of neurosciences

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 17:06

The cellular origin of fibrosis has been identified in mice by researchers. These findings may help lead to future therapies and treatments.

Fibrotic diseases includes chronic kidney disease and failure, lung disease, heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver, are estimated to be responsible for up to 45 percent of deaths in the developed world.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 16:41

With the help of mice, researchers have discovered that blocking blood-brain barrier proteins may improve ALS drugs’ effectiveness. Researchers share that the animals experienced improved muscle function, longer survival and slower disease progression.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:43