News Archive

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

Transplantation of healthy new brain cells reverses learning and memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease in aged mice model. Researchers were also able to improve cognition to normal levels in the mice.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:18

With the help of mice, researchers have discovered that glioblastoma cells disrupt the brain’s protective barrier. This discovery may lead to potential new therapies to treat glioblastoma, which is a very aggressive and difficult type of brain tumor to treat.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 15:41

Defending Animal Research- AMP Director David Jentsch speaks about the necessity of animal research for medical progress in this interview for the American Psychological Association magazine.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:44

Rats play an essential role in a groundbreaking study that would allow world-wide allocation of donor organs. Researchers have developed a new technique that will increase the time human organs could remain viable outside of the body.

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 17:40

Stand and Deliver – AMP Chair Cindy Buckmaster outlines the main points of her 2014 Charles River Short Course keynote on why it’s important for the lab animal science community to engage the public about the necessity of animal research.

See her full “Stop Hiding and Change the World” presentation at http://www.amprogress.org/stophiding

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:27

Scientists have revealed that a stem cell treatment that is commonly used on injured horses could help humans battling Achilles Tendinopathy, a crippling tendon disease. Scientists hope this may lead to a new non-surgical treatment within the next 3-5 years.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 15:16

Scientists have revealed that a stem cell treatment that is commonly used on injured horses could help humans battling Achilles Tendinopathy, a crippling tendon disease. Scientists hope this may lead to a new non-surgical treatment within the next 3-5 years.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 15:16

Scientists have revealed that a stem cell treatment that is commonly used on injured horses could help humans battling Achilles Tendinopathy, a crippling tendon disease. Scientists hope this may lead to a new non-surgical treatment within the next 3-5 years.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 15:16

Rat models help researchers discover a compound that may treat symptoms of depression just as effectively and rapidly as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 15:48

With the help of mice, researchers at Duke Medicine have identified a new strategy for treating neuroblastoma. This discovery may translate to new therapies for treating neuroblastoma and other cancers.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 15:28

Using a single dose of a century-old drug, scientists have eliminated autism symptoms in adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder, providing hope that some autism traits may not be permanent.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:35

Mouse models help scientists reveal that high-factor sunscreen doesn’t completely protect against skin cancer such as malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 15:54

Can the brain repair itself from within? Duke researchers, who have discovered a new neuron in the brain of adult mice that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons, are suggesting it’s possible!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 14:20

A genetic mutation causes mice to over-groom to the point of near baldness, except for an obsessively touched-up strip of hair between the ears. Such were the findings of an international team of neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center, who intentionally bred the mice hoping to uncover clues about autism.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 15:42

Dogs are undergoing a new search-and-rescue mission - detecting cancer! Having extremely sensitive noses, a research study has shown that dogs are able to accurately detect the chemicals emitted from a tumor by a tissue sample. This can lead to early detection that can save countless lives!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 15:31

Working with man’s best friend, doctors are hoping to find an effective treatment against bone cancer for both dogs and humans.

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 15:08

Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center are hoping that a new project can bring two new cancer drugs to market — one for humans and another for their furry friends.

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 14:50

Zoo-goers may marvel at their bare skin and wrinkles, but scientists are more interested in the long lives of the pale, toothy and nearly hairless rodents known as naked mole rats. With lifespans of up to 31 years, naked mole rats live decades longer than would be expected based on their size. By comparison, mice live at most four years.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 13:35