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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.

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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 13:03

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 - 08:37

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 - 13:18

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 - 13:59

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 - 12:23

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 14:11

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 - 13:36

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 - 13:21

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 - 11:47

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 - 12:29

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 - 14:49

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 - 08:39

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

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:10

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 - 11:19

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 08:54

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 - 13:45

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 - 14:12

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 - 08:14

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 - 08:37

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 - 09:03