Our Impact

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.
Researcher holding brown mouse
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 New Mouse Model Aims to Find Novel Therapies to Prevent Chronic Lung Transplant Rejection
A team of U-M researchers has developed a novel mouse lung transplant model of chronic rejection to test if two new therapeutic treatments would decrease the scarring process in lung transplant patients.
Researcher examines white germ-free mouse
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 New Mice Study Shows Gut Bacteria May Protect Newborns Against Infections
Why do so many babies fall victim to infections that invade the gut but others don't? Research in germ-free mice yields important clues.
Researcher holding black mouse
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Germ-Free Mice Study Shows Importance of High-Fiber Diet in Protecting Against Infection
Using U-M's germ-free mouse facility and advanced genetic techniques, an international team of researchers studied the impact of diets with different fiber content -- and those with no fiber. The findings show the importance of eating natural fiber to protect the digestive tract's vital mucus barrier.