Why Animal Research Matters
Animal research is an indispensable tool for understanding complex living organisms, and many University of Wisconsin–Madison research programs study animals as models of human disease and to explore basic biological processes. The university’s commitment to responsible and ethical research conducted under the attention of skilled veterinarians continues a long history of improving human and animal health and well-being.
Mice eating less of specific amino acid — overrepresented in diet of obese people — live longer, healthier
A calorie may not be just a calorie according to new research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.November 22, 2023
On Oct. 12, a Dane County Circuit Court judge dismissed a petition from PETA that sought criminal charges against dedicated and respected members of UW–Madison’s scientific community.October 15, 2023
Conservation, community, and a love for big monkeys: Karen Strier celebrates 40-year study of Northern muriqui
Since 1982, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor Karen Strier has worked to study the muriqui monkeys of Brazil and protect their habitat, along with an ever-growing community of researchers and conservationists.October 12, 2023
Specialists at UW–Madison and Stanford University have developed the new approach to kidney transplantation that could one day help recipients tolerate a new organ without the need for anti-rejection medications.September 13, 2023
Using DNA extracted from fecal samples, researchers at UW–Madison and the University of Texas at Austin are better able to understand the reproductive patterns of the endangered northern muriqui.August 2, 2023
A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a first-of-its-kind visual of a non-mammal species’ adaptive immune system in action.June 15, 2023
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A University of Wisconsin–Madison neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell. The cells in question are neurons and make the neurotransmitter dopamine, whose deficiency is the culprit in the widespread movement disorder Parkinson’s disease.