How Animal Research Helps Wildlife

How Animal Research Helps Wildlife

This is the third part of our four-part series on how animal research helps animals. Click to view part 1 on endangered species and part 2 on pets. Did you know the nation’s wildlife play an important role in everything from our ecosystem to the economy? The delicate balance required for wildlife to flourish can […]

How Animal Research Helps Pets

How Animal Research Helps Pets

This is the second part of a four-part blog series on the ways animal research helps animals. Part one can be found here. Emma, my pet beagle, was about a year old when my family adopted her. Initially, she seemed like a healthy dog, aside from some abandonment issues. At her first yearly checkup, though, […]

How Animal Research Helps Endangered Species

How Animal Research Helps Endangered Species

This is the first of a four-part blog series on the ways animal research helps animals. Endangerment and extinction are impacting several species of animals globally. From deforestation and urbanization, to poaching, pollution, and incurable disease, many argue we humans bear some responsibility and have a moral duty to help animals from becoming endangered or […]

My Lupus Story: How Animal Research Saved My Life

My Lupus Story: How Animal Research Saved My Life

This guest post was written by Jordana Lenon for our Share Your Story series. Jordana is the public information and outreach specialist for the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The NIH funds millions of dollars of research into fighting autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, […]

Pat Summitt’s Legacy is More than Basketball

Pat Summitt’s Legacy is More than Basketball

This morning, a champion for Alzheimer’s research, a legendary coach, dedicated mother and courageous woman was lost. For nearly four decades, Pat Summitt was the head coach of the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols basketball team. In that time, she achieved the most wins in NCAA basketball history of any coach, and never had a […]

No Monkeying Around With An HIV Vaccine

No Monkeying Around With An HIV Vaccine

Poliovirus. Typhoid fever. Yellow fever. Measles. When was the last time you worried about contracting any of these diseases? Well, for the most part, you never will, and that’s thanks in part to vaccine research with nonhuman primates (NHPs). Being up to 98% genetically similar to people, primates are uniquely capable of revealing how many diseases […]

Knocking Out Parkinson’s Disease

Knocking Out Parkinson’s Disease

As everyone knows by now, boxing legend Muhammad Ali died this past weekend at the age of 74. He was an incredible fighter in the ring admired by millions. But for the past 32 years, Ali had also been locked in a match with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects about 1 million people in the […]

Pigs Get a Bad Rap

Pigs Get a Bad Rap

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems only fitting for a Midwesterner to talk about research with pigs. I have something to confess, though: I’m from the Illinois suburbs. I can’t recall ever meeting a real pig, and most of what I know of them is from reading stories and watching television. On the page […]