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White mouse climbs over bedding into clear enrichment tunnel
Friday, November 1, 2019 Discovery in Mice Could Remove Roadblock to More Insulin Production
New research published in Nature Immunology shows that a combination of two immune-system factors could open up new avenues for treating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
U-M researchers studying prostate cancer cell lines
Monday, October 21, 2019 U-M-Designed Compounds Show Promise in Lab, Mouse Models of Advanced Prostate Cancer
In a new study involving mouse models and prostate cancer cell lines, University of Michigan (U-M) researchers have demonstrated the preliminary effectiveness of a new set of compounds that offer a potential advance in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer — one that appears to avoid many of the usual mechanisms of treatment resistance.
Researcher looks through microscope to explore tissue regeneration
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Interdisciplinary U-M Team Uses Mouse Models to Make Strides in Tissue Regeneration Research
Groundbreaking new research involving mouse models marries high-intensity focused ultrasound with genetically modified cells, which may spur bone and soft tissue regeneration.
Animal technician holds black mouse in clear enrichment tube
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Researchers Look to Mice to Better Understand the Formation of Dangerous Blood Clots
Recent research from Michigan Medicine scientists may help solve the mystery of how to detect and deal with higher-than-usual blood clot risk in patients who have experienced unprovoked venous thromboembolism. The study, done in mice and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, explores the role of inflammation in the development of deep vein thrombosis.
Researcher looks at brain scans on a handheld tablet
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Mouse Models Help Overcome Challenges to Finding Predictive Biomarkers in Rare Cancers
Using a new approach that combines data from human tumors grown in mice with data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, a team led by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center researchers has uncovered several previously unknown biomarkers for glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor.
Monday, June 10, 2019 Why Do Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often Than Men? Transgenic Mouse Study Suggests a Root Cause and Target for New Treatments
“Many patients are frustrated that they’ve had to try multiple therapies and still nothing is working well,” Allison Billi, M.D., Ph.D., says. “To be able to tell them that we’re working on a mouse that has the same disease as them, and that we need their help, brings out their motivation and interest in research.”
Male patient receives care in the BMT Adult Clinic
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 New Research in Mice Could Lead to Better Treatment, Repair of Liver Damage
U-M researchers have discovered that the enzyme CPS1 can spur the body to prevent or repair acute liver injury in mice, which could be harnessed as a therapy or used as a biomarker to treat patients with liver damage.
Black mice play in cardboard tube
Monday, April 29, 2019 Mice Aid in Exploration of Targeted New Approach to Treat Blood Clotting in Patients with APS
A new multi-year, multi-disciplinary study examining Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) at the cellular level has found that two drugs reduced the development of blood clots in mice affected with the condition.
From left, Hideaki Fujiwara, M.D., Ph.D.; Grace Chen, M.D., Ph.D.; and Pavan Reddy, M.D. Photo credit: Leisa Thompson
Monday, April 1, 2019 Mice Unlock Possible Clues to Limit a Common Side Effect of Bone Marrow Transplants
In a surprising finding, researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have shown that knocking out NLRP6, a protein that plays a protective role in other diseases, led to better outcomes and less-severe symptoms after bone marrow transplants in mice.
White rat looks at camera with nesting material in the background
Sunday, March 10, 2019 Monitoring Sleeping Rats May Solve Puzzle Behind Long-Term Memory Processing
To better understand the role that sleep plays in the formation of new memories, an international team of researchers designed a new study to monitor the brain activity of sleeping rats after they completed a new maze. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the team discovered that the process of ‘replay’ may help cellular consolidation and trigger memory transfer from the hippocampus to other brain regions.