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.
UW–Madison researchers work at the front of a wave of science modifying pig genes to study vexing diseases and answer desperate pleas to fill organ transplant shortfalls, according to coverage today in The Wall Street Journal.September 6, 2022
This new technique will aid researchers as they develop therapies for blood diseases and cancers.August 9, 2022
UW–Madison researchers have developed a powerful immunity-boosting postoperative treatment that could transform the odds for patients with glioblastoma.August 8, 2022
Researchers at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine explain that the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus not only causes illness, but undermines the body’s ability to heal — a finding that could point toward new approaches to fighting infection.July 21, 2022
A second line of defense — the immune system’s T cells — may offer protection from COVID-19 even when vaccine-induced antibodies no longer can, according to new research out of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.May 13, 2022
By exploring the ways mice responded, researchers hope to gain an understanding of the sorts of human health issues that may bring on a case of this life-threatening form of cancer.February 21, 2022
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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.