News Archive

For the first time, researchers have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola while displaying the same symptoms that humans experience.

"You can't look for a cure for Ebola unless you have an animal model that mimics the Ebola virus disease spectra," said study co-author Ralph Baric in a press release.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 17:11

Thanks to a newly developed mouse model, researchers suggests that genetic factors are behind the mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the Ebola virus.

"We hope that medical researchers will be able to rapidly apply these findings to candidate therapeutics and vaccines."

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:58

Thanks to mice, a new way of genome editing could cure hemophilia that may be safer and longer lasting than older method.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:41

Scientists have restored hearing in a noise-deafened mice by activating a protein to repair connections in the inner ear. One day this may be used to treat patients with hearing loss, a very common problem many people face.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 13:14

Fat mice help researchers discover a class of lipids that might prevent or treat diabetes. These findings may lead researchers to new drugs to battle diabetes.

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 13:46

Research with infant monkeys benefits pediatric medicine. A sample of the research areas and findings include: autism, cerebral palsy, childhood leukemia, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, childhood obesity, lung development, kidney disease, prenatal and mental health, preterm birth and neonatal outcomes, stem cells, tuberculosis, and puberty disorders (to name a few).

"Together, the findings from studies of infant monkeys have resulted in a better understanding of prenatal, infant, child, and maternal health. The scientific research has resulted in basic discoveries that are the foundation for a wide range of clinical applications and have also improved outcomes for premature and critically ill human infants."

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 15:19

A great video displaying how nanobots are being used to fight cancer and minimize the effects of chemotherapy. Mice play a vital role in this research, with successful trials researchers hope soon to begin human trials.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 13:00

Americans for Medical Progress extends its congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser. They are recognized for their groundbreaking discoveries of nerve cells in the brain that enable a sense of place and navigation. This research, conducted with rats and mice in its early stages, “radically altered our understanding of how mental functions are represented in the brain and how the brain can compute complex cognitive functions and behavior,” the Nobel Assembly said in announcing the award.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:28

Tests shows Ebola treatment, Zmapp, rescued 100% of macaque monkeys providing treatment was given up to 5-days “post-challenge”. This gives new hope for treatment -- thus far the Ebola outbreak has been limited to palliative care and barrier methods to prevent transmission.

“ZMapp exceeds the efficacy of any other therapeutics described so far, and results warrant further development of this cocktail for clinical use."

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:54

Mice play a crucial role for a San Antonio scientist who shares research in Ebola virus cure. He believes his team is on the verge of finding that cure. 

"We're at the moment where we just want to perfect," said Davey. "How to dose, how much drug to use, how many times a day sort of thing. That's more exciting. Because we're getting very very close to having that problem solved."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 16:07

With the help of laboratory mice, scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines that successfully stifled tumor growth. The new discovery of "Stealth" nanoparticles could improve cancer vaccines.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 15:16

Scientists have discovered how to control the limbs of a completely paralyzed rat in real time to help it walk again. With clinical trials that could start as early as next summer, this new breakthrough could one day be implemented in rehabilitation programs for people with spinal cord injury.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:57

The goal to develop a customized treatment for each patient’s form of cancer may be possible with the help of new mouse models. Leading us one step closer in the search for cures for cancer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 09:14

Time for a change? A Scientist’s View of Public Interests in Animal Research and Welfare:

"Decisions about animal research have consequences at societal and individual levels. As a result, serious consideration of the facts, inherent moral dilemmas, and future of animal research should extend far beyond the research community. "

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:56

Researchers have identified a pathological process that takes place in both mice and humans towards one of the most common diseases, type 2 diabetes. This makes scientists one more step towards improving the diagnosis and treatment.

"It is very exciting to see that we can now translate research results from one species to another. To me, a new age for biology, and soon medicine, has just begun," Auwerx concluded.

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:19

AMP had a great time exhibiting at the 39th NCAB AALAS Seminar last week! A big thank you goes out to everyone who stopped by our booth- it was wonderful meeting you all!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:30

Humans, flies and worms may have more in common than you think! Researchers have recently discovered that they all have a number of genomic processes in common. This may lead to unique insights into vital biological processes and a better understanding of human biology and disease.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 14:36

Mice help researchers explore how the information flow in the brain is centrally regulated for sleep and wakefulness. This may lead to a better understanding of what underlies neuropsychiatric disorders.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:10

Mice models assist researchers reveal that mesenchymal stem cells help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise. These findings may lead to new techniques to combat age related declines in muscle structure and function.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 13:19

With the help of pigs, scientists have created a biological pacemaker that can regulate heartbeats by gene therapy. This may lead to an alternative to electronic pacemakers which require surgery to install and carry the risk of infection.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 14:53