International collaborations can both maintain animal welfare standards and advance science

March 10th 2021 Anna Mitchell, PhD, Michele A. Basso PhD and Renée Hartig PhD Please note that this article is published within a series of Speaking of Research posts to come that incorporate the range of viewpoints and perspectives on international regulations and collaborations between animal researchers. In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, there … Continue reading International collaborations can both maintain animal welfare standards and advance science

Prioritizing human life in a pandemic ≠ unnecessary

March 9th 2021 Sangy Panicker, Allyson J. Bennett, Amanda M. Dettmer, Justin A. Varholick, Jeremy D. Bailoo The world has faced an unprecedented crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic, with 113.5 million cases and over 2.5 million deaths globally since the start of the pandemic. Scientists across the globe, in diverse and sometimes disparate fields, have … Continue reading Prioritizing human life in a pandemic ≠ unnecessary

Reversal of Parkinson’s symptoms by use of brain cell grafts

March 8th 2021 Renée Hartig, PhD Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently published a scientific report detailing an innovative procedure to treat one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases amongst the older population: Parkinson’s disease. This procedure utilized grafts of brain cells to replenish dopamine neurons in the adult brain. Grafts, along with stem … Continue reading Reversal of Parkinson’s symptoms by use of brain cell grafts

The #AnimalResearch behind the 2021 Brain Prize

March 5th 2021 The Lundbeck Foundation in Denmark announced on Thursday that the British researcher Peter Goadsby, Michael Moskowitz of the US, Lars Edvinsson of Sweden and Jes Olesen of Denmark had won the ~1.6 Million US dollar Brain prize. Their research delineated the neural basis of migraine, a neurological condition characterized by throbbing head … Continue reading The #AnimalResearch behind the 2021 Brain Prize

Research with mice heralds a major breakthrough in organ regeneration

March 3rd 2021 America is facing a national organ crisis with over 109,000 men, women and children on the organ transplant waiting list—a new person is added to that list every 9 minutes. Organ transplants have always been complicated due to high organ rejection rates and a limited donor supply; yet major breakthroughs in transplant … Continue reading Research with mice heralds a major breakthrough in organ regeneration