New Study Sheds Light on Extending Lifespans

Feb, 2015

New Study Sheds Light on Extending Lifespans

  • Posted on February 17, 2015 by Pharma Models Blogging Team in Diabetes

Most of us would love to live forever or at least longer than usual. Scientists have spent centuries attempting to uncover ways of elongating our lives. In fact, new treatments like vaccines or antibiotics and life-saving procedures like heart surgery have doubled our life expectancy over the last 150 years. More recently, investigators discovered a […]

Feb, 2015

Gut Bacteria in Mouse Models Energize Cancer Treatment

The human body is filled with about 100 trillion microorganisms or bacteria in its intestines, which is much more than even the number of cells in the body. These gut bacteria aid in fermenting undigested carbohydrates and consume fatty acids. The microbes are also found in other mammals. New research shows that these gut microbes […]

Jan, 2015

Transformation of Mouse Models Revolutionizes Cancer Research

  • Posted on January 14, 2015 by Pharma Models Blogging Team in Oncology

Cancer research has advanced tremendously over the years due to the significant benefits of mouse model studies. However, it has taken longer than anticipated to develop cancer drugs that are both effective in animal models and human clinical trials. Cancer research has only a 10 percent success rate of drugs that are both compelling in […]

Dec, 2014

Genetic Research and Mouse Models Uncover Causes of Autoimmunity

Ever since the 1950s – when James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin, and other pertinent scientists uncovered the structure of deoxyribose nucleic acids (DNA) – the field of genetics has erupted and played a significant role in scientific research. More recently, scientists from the National Institutes of Health have uncovered that a gene called BACH2 […]

Nov, 2014

From Mice to Man: Innovative Therapy Mitigates Type 1 Diabetes

  • Posted on November 13, 2014 by Pharma Models Blogging Team in Diabetes

Researchers have now developed an antibody therapy to treat Type 1 diabetes through the use of mouse models. A human clinical trial is now underway to see if the therapy rituximab is just as effective in people, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Type 1 diabetes is a serious disorder that […]

Oct, 2014

The Multitude of Obesity Risk Factors May Include Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Posted on October 28, 2014 by Pharma Models Blogging Team in Obesity

The obesity epidemic seen in the United States has been studied extensively over the years. One truly intriguing finding some scientists have discovered is the link between obesity and cognitive decline. A paper published in The Lancet by Dr. Amanda Kiliaan and colleagues discussed the association between being obese over a lifetime and the risk […]

Jul, 2014

The Importance of Mouse Models in Liver Cancer Research

  • Posted on July 14, 2014 by Pharma Models Blogging Team in Oncology

No human diseases have been cured without the assistance of animal research. Mouse models in particular have advanced pre-clinical studies and improved the outcome of a variety of serious medical conditions. Liver cancer is one malignancy with a high mortality rate, but animal research has enhanced the health outcomes of patients with this disease. One […]