Human mRNA vaccine trials in the 2010s? A history lesson in animal research

The recent mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 are the first of their kind, but they weren’t created overnight. RNA itself was discovered in the 1960s. Then, basic research in the 1970s paved the way for vaccine development in the 90s, optimization in the 2000s, clinical trials for influenza and rabies in the late 2010s

Call for transparent labeling of news and journal articles #InMice

June 21st 2021 Public misinformation and disinformation can only benefit from poor descriptions and inaccurate labeling. As we have pointed out over and over again, there is a desperate need, now more than ever, to provide accurate information to stakeholders concerning how, whether and why animals are needed for and used in research. It is … Continue reading Call for transparent labeling of news and journal articles #InMice

Research with mice paves the way for injectable skin cancer treatment

February 11th 2021 Drug delivery with bioadhesive nanoparticles shows exceptional promise. One in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, with the most common type of malignant skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma or SCC, killing 10,000 people each year1,2. Cases of skin cancer are steadily rising, and in fact, skin … Continue reading Research with mice paves the way for injectable skin cancer treatment

Research Roundup: Promising Zika vaccine, improvements to xenotransplants, royal jelly protein for pluripotency, and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? You can send it to us via our Facebook page or through the contact form … Continue reading Research Roundup: Promising Zika vaccine, improvements to xenotransplants, royal jelly protein for pluripotency, and more!

Research Roundup: Monkey models naturally mimic childhood neurodegenerative disease, life expectancy in naked mole rats, and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? You can send it to us via our Facebook page or through the contact form … Continue reading Research Roundup: Monkey models naturally mimic childhood neurodegenerative disease, life expectancy in naked mole rats, and more!

Research Roundup: Zika researchers nominated for public service award, transplanting memories in snails, and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? You can send it to us via our Facebook page or through the contact form on … Continue reading Research Roundup: Zika researchers nominated for public service award, transplanting memories in snails, and more!

Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 2: Breast cancer in a dish?

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Justin Varholick traces how mice have helped breast cancer research over the past century. In the second post of this 4-part series, we look at advances made from 1960 to 1975 when scientists were studying a virus in the milk. Last week, in Part 1 of this series, … Continue reading Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 2: Breast cancer in a dish?

Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 1: There’s something in the milk

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Justin Varholick traces how mice have helped breast cancer research over the past century. In the first post this 4-part series, we look at advances made from 1854 to 1940, including the understanding of the role of breast milk in causing certain types of tumors.  Breast cancer is … Continue reading Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 1: There’s something in the milk