Our Impact

Researcher examines mouse cages
Sunday, January 7, 2018 Mouse Models Help Researchers Explore Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Researchers from Michigan Medicine and the University of California San Francisco are using mouse models to explore the important role that the protein PDX1 plays in the development and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Guinea pigs eating hay
Thursday, January 4, 2018 Guinea Pigs Play a Crucial Role in the Development of a New Treatment Device to Ease Tinnitus Symptoms
After years of research into the root causes of tinnitus, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new experimental treatment device that uses specially timed auditory and electrical signals, first discovered in guinea pigs, to ease tinnitus symptoms.
Two black mice play in clear tunnel with nesting material
Monday, November 27, 2017 Mouse Model Demonstrates How Synthetic Hydrogels Stimulate Real-Life Intestinal Healing
The early successes of engineered polymeric materials known as hydrogels in animal models represent a new way to heal intestinal damage — a process that one day might be applied to other injured organs.
Laboratory personnel holds small brown mouse
Friday, November 10, 2017 Animal Model Offers New Hope for Tackling Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Using an animal model, U-M researchers have found that a novel drug combination disrupts multiple factors in an aggressive type of breast cancer.
Female researcher looks into microscope in laboratory
Friday, October 27, 2017 Examining Sepsis: Could a Large Animal Model Unravel the Disease?
New research using a large animal model hopes to uncover new diagnostic and resuscitative strategies for this difficult-to-treat condition.
Brown laboratory mouse in nesting material
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 From Urine Output to Disease, Mouse Study Shows Importance of Hormone Quality Control
Discovering a puddle of mouse urine seems like a strange scientific “eureka” moment. But for one research team, it’s exactly what led to a new discovery.
Black laboratory mice in nesting material
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Mouse Study Explores Why the Elderly Are More Susceptible to Viral Lung Infections
New study conducted by U-M, Yale researchers underscores the importance and relevance of the mouse for studying influenza with aging.
Mouse in nesting material
Monday, August 28, 2017 Mouse Model May Offer Clues on How To Treat the Most Common Cause of Childhood Deafness
A high-dose antioxidant regimen helps slow one type of genetic hearing loss in mice. Researchers hope to learn whether it could someday be used to treat the most common cause of childhood deafness.
Zebrafish facility at the University of Michigan
Friday, August 4, 2017 Retinal Repair Through a Fish-Eye Lens
Some animals are able to regrow tissues lost to injury or disease. Zebrafish do this in their retinas, which are remarkably similar to our own. So do humans also have these tools to repair a diseased retina? If so, what are they?
Black laboratory mouse
Friday, August 4, 2017 Study Done in Mice Could Offer Key to Stopping Clostridium Difficile
Researchers from the U-M Medical School and the FDA have published a new study that shows the key role of excess gut calcium in awakening C. diff spores; a discovery that could ultimately lead to better patient treatment.