News Archive

Meet our new AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Outreach, University of Wisconsin graduate Audrey Buelo!

Audrey’s Hayre Fellowship project will be to create a one-credit seminar for graduate students studying biomedical and psychological research to encourage them to become strong public advocates for science.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:01

A molecule researchers designed to treat lung cancer shows promising results in mice.

"It is hard to find a magic bullet for cancer treatment,” says Raman, “but because RK-33 is nontoxic and is a phenomenal radiosensitizer, there are so many opportunities.”

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:31

With the help of mice, researchers have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:57

Fruit flies and humans have much more in common than you think! Research findings suggest that dissecting how fruit flies navigate through the world could help researchers understand how humans and mammals perform those tasks. 

“The bottom line is that I think we’re starting to see increasing evidence that the fly may have a lot to tell us about how our own brains work, even when it comes to more complex aspects of cognition”

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:41

From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 14:58

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.

Be sure to check out the informative video!

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 14:03

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 - 09:37

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 - 14:18

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 - 14:59

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 - 13:23

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