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

Progress in Parkinson’s disease depends on Primate and other #AnimalResearch

February 24th 2021 Marina Emborg, MD PhD, Jeremy Bailoo, PhD and Doris Doudet, PhD Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. The population prevalence of PD increases from about 1% at age 60 to 4% by age 80. From 1999 to 2017, the age-adjusted death rate for Parkinson disease … Continue reading Progress in Parkinson’s disease depends on Primate and other #AnimalResearch

#AnimalResearchSavesLives: Work on vaccine to COVID-19 coronavirus begins

January 29th 2020 Update: *April 3, 2020. This post was updated to reflect current findings on "the missing link" for SARS-CoV-2 transmission between bats and humans. The first reports of a new virus spreading throughout Wuhan, China began in late December 2019. Since then the virus has continued to spread throughout China and beyond, with … Continue reading #AnimalResearchSavesLives: Work on vaccine to COVID-19 coronavirus begins