News Archive

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

Thanks to mice researchers have discovered a new way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis. These findings could have implications for other autoimmune disorders.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 13:29

Control ALT Delete Cancer: Research with mice is helping treat cancer by shutting down the ALT pathway.

"Controlling ALT could very well help delete the burden of cancer from society."

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 15:49

Researchers develop a method to selectively remove mutated mitochondrial DNA from the murine germline and single-celled mouse embryos. This is a technique that could play a role in gene therapy for many disorders.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 09:39

Researchers discover a gene activation therapy that prevents liver damage in mice.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 13:10

Scientists identify hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into melanomas. Researchers hope to be able to identify new targets for slowing or stopping the growth.

Globally, the World Heath Organization estimates one person dies from melanoma every 50 seconds.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:19

With the help of mouse models, scientists discover asthma’s potential root cause & a novel treatment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 09:54

In a breakthrough described as a "game changer" for cancer treatment, researchers discover a new protein in mice that 'turbo-charges' immune system to fight cancer and viruses

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:45

With the help of mouse models, new collaborative study describes a way that lung tissue can regenerate after injury.

Findings from this animal study have implications for disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 15:12

With new research, thanks to mice, researchers have discovered that an over-the-counter allergy drug may be used to treat hepatitis C.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:14

Understanding aggressive tumors in pets may lead to better treatments for the nastiest forms of disease in people. 

"It all falls into this concept that there are many species, but the diseases we have at the molecular level are very similar, and the flow of information should go both ways."

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:37

With the help of mice, researchers have developed an antioxidant gene therapy that slows cone-cell death and prolongs vision in mouse models of retinal degeneration.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:03

With the help of mice, researchers make a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. They were able to restore memories to mice by using a simple and non-invasive technology and believe if applied early this approach will be very effective in humans.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 15:19

Mice play a vital role in the development of a new class of drugs that focuses on reducing aging. Be sure to check out this very informative and exciting video!

“If translatable to humans — which makes sense as we were using human cells in many of the tests – this type of therapy could keep the effects of aging at bay and significantly extend the healthspan of patients."

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:17

A MUST read by AMP Director David Jentsch featured on Speaking of Research: "Animal research successes spur growth in science but PeTA can only complain" ‪#‎animalresearch‬ ‪#‎animalresearchsaveslives‬

"Why is the scale of animal research growing in the US? The answer is clear: scientific progress is cumulative. One discovery often enables multiple other lines of work. The discovery of the structure of DNA, for example, enabled thousands of efforts to find the genetic causes of disease. Because of this, successes build on successes and research grows.

"What is the consequence of the growth in animal research? The answer is: new treatments, new cures, less sickness and longer, healthier lives."

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:25

Have an idea for a research advocacy program? Apply to become an AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow for 2015-16 academic year! Applications packet deadline is May 1.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:37

Nobel Prize winner May-Britt Moser, "The Queen Of Neuroscience," shares her amazing story and reveals her new research with rats. Be sure to check out the great pictures!

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 14:08