News Archive

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 - 14:19

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 - 15:17

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 - 10:25

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 - 09:37

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 - 13:08

Thanks to mice, scientists are hopeful that "smart" insulins could revolutionize the way diabetes is managed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 13:43

Researchers find a possible link between foals born with neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism in humans.

"They hope their efforts will help prevent and treat the disorder in foals and advance the search for the causes of autism, which affects more than 3 million individuals in the United States."

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:18

With the help of zebrafish and mice, researchers develop a new microscopy technique that will allow the mapping of protein synthesis in living tissues and animals.

This is a "significant step toward visualizing complex protein metabolism in living systems with high resolution and minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community."

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:30

"It's long past time for you to take a stand against animal rights thugs..." - AMP Director David Jentsch speaks about why we must stand up publicly for animal research and the scientific community!

Please take these easy actions in support of animal research:

- Use social media to let the University of Minnesota’s President Kaler (@PrezKaler), University of Wisconsin’s Chancellor Blank (@BeckyBlank) and NIH’s director (@NIHDIrector) know that you support the life-saving research that is going on in their animal research labs.

- Let Congresspersons Lucille Roybal-Allard (@RepRoybalAllard), Dina Titus (@repdinatitus), Sam Farr (@RepSamFarr) and Eliot Engel (@RepEliotEngel) know that they should retract their calls for an investigation of non-human primate researchers and instead support this vital research.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:29

Researchers create insulin-producing cells that normalize blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice. This may represent the first step towards a new treatment therapy for type 1 diabetes!

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:14

With the help of mice, researchers have developed a new treatment for rabies that cures the disease even after it has spread to the brain.

"This is the most effective treatment we have seen reported in the scientific literature," He said. "If we can improve these results and translate them to humans, we may have found one of the first useful treatments for advanced rabies infection."

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:02

Armadillos roll out treatments for leprosy!

“Without armadillos, there would not be much research on leprosy” explains Meyers from the Armed Forces Institute. And thanks to them, over the last 20 years, 14 million people were cured of the disease.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:58

Mice play a vital role as scientists identify a trigger for psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition affecting 125 million people around the world.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 15:29

Pre-clinical studies in mice reveal ways to reduce cancer risk with modified treatment.

"Effective and safe gene therapies have the potential to dramatically reverse diseases that are life-threatening for affected children."

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 14:20

Mice help researchers discover new information that may be used to develop different approaches to delay the onset of cataracts, one of the most common eye diseases.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 14:37

With the help of rats, soft spinal implants show promise as long-term solution to paralysis!

“This opens up new therapeutic possibilities for patients suffering from neurological trauma or disorders, particularly individuals who have become paralyzed following spinal cord injury."

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 09:42

Be sure to check out this great article that details how important animal models are in understanding human developmental diseases!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 09:41

Mice play a vital role for researchers who have discovered new findings that may be used in therapy for weight loss and diabetes.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 12:19

AMP stands in strong support of the safe and humane transport of research animals – read our statement!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:16

Dogs have lent their eyesight to people who need it, perhaps since the friendship between human and dog began. And now, mapping the genes of blind dogs could lead to treatments for the visually impaired.

Another instance where animal research benefits both animals and humans.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 14:34